Welcome to the web page for Our Lady of the Mountains Parish. I hope that this site will be useful to all who visit it.
Our Church calendar has moved us into Ordinary Time where we are led by the liturgy into following Our Lord as he proclaims the kingdom of God. As we listen to Our Lord, let us learn to follow Him more closely every day.
New Diocesan Web Site
The Diocese of Tucson has launched a new web site accessed either at www.diocesetucson.org or by clicking the link on the right side of this page. The new website is easier to navigate and will help Catholics quickly locate information about our diocese and its programming and ministries. They are still updating sections of the site but one area that already has seen a great deal of updating is the Youth ministries section. The new home page also provides access to the Human Resources department, Vocations department, and Catholic schools office. There are news briefs and quick access links to Bishop Weisenburger’s Facebook page, the Wednesday Update, and several of the affiliated organizations such as the Catholic Foundation and the Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO).
Pray for Vocations
We need to pray for Vocations to the priesthood and religious life, so Bishop Weisenburger has asked the parishioners of the Diocese to specifically pray the rosary for Vocations. This is a critical issue for the future of our Diocese. If you would like to pray along with our Bishop, you can go to this link:
Annual Catholic Appeal
Each year, at this time, we are encouraged to consider the needs of our Church and of the Diocese as one family in Christ. The Ministries supported by the Annual Catholic Appeal are a great help to our parish as well as other parishes throughout southern Arizona.
We will be starting the 2020 Annual Appeal shortly.
Parish Online Giving
If you haven’t ever given online, now is a good time to start. Online giving is helpful for both the parish, since it saves our money counter volunteers time and saves us the expense of printing and mailing envelopes, as well as for you, the donor, since it saves the time used for weekly check writing. If you would like to sign up, please click on the “Online Giving” icon on the right side of this page.
CTSO Tax Credit
Don’t forget to make your donation to CTSO so that you can receive the state tax credit. I make mine the maximum amount I can give. This is a win-win situations since we get our money back as state tax credits and our students get scholarships. Please remember to check the box for All Saints Catholic School. See the link on the side of the page to make your donation.
It has come to my attention that a text/email scam has been going around the country using parish priests’ names to ask for gift cards for persons with cancer or other situations. This is a SCAM. No priest will ever ask for gift cards for anyone. If you get one of these texts, ignore it and delete it.
Our school is on Christmas Break. You can always help our school by donating to CTSO.
Visitors are always welcome to our parish, so if you are traveling through the area, we hope to see you soon in person.
We have been updating our parish Facebook page frequently. You can take a look by clicking on the link on the left side of the page.
The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem is a Catholic order that works for good of the Christian Community in the Holy Land by prayer, pilgrimage and financial support. From time to time it will sponsor pilgrimages to the Holy Land. I will try to make these known here.
God’s blessings to all,
Fr. Mike Bucciarelli
1425 E. Yaqui Street
Celebration of the Mass