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Prayer During Communion


Form of Spiritual Communion, by St. Alphonsus Liguori


My JESUS, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things and I desire to receive You in my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You.



Annual Catholic Appeal Prayer
Good and gracious God,
We thank you for all we are, and all we have.
How bountiful is your kindness.
Everything is a gift from your infinite generosity,
and we celebrate your enduring mercy.
As we explore our responsibility to be good stewards,
give us the grace to generously support the Annual Catholic Appeal
so that we may faithfully do the work of Your Church.
Fill us with the compassion of Jesus, your Son.
Give us eyes to see the needs of those around us,
in the faces of our neighbors near and far.
Give us hearts that are moved by the pleas of those who cry out.
On behalf of the children, the refugees, the sick, and the suffering,
give us hands that are eager to share what has been entrusted to us.
For the homeless and the lonely, the hungry and the weary,
give us feet to venture wherever the Spirit leads.
For the mission to bring your good news to all,
strengthen our faith and our zeal to be disciples of your
Precious Son, Jesus Christ, to the world.
As we resolve to be mindful of the needs of others, we pray that You
instill in us Your generosity, Your kindness, and Your mercy.
Free us from all attachments to the things of this world
and keep us focused in our mission of good stewardship.
In Jesus’ name we pray.


From Our Bishop


The Diocese of Tucson Protocols, under the direction of Bishop Edward Weisenburger,

is following LEVEL 3 protocols as of March 16, 2020 at 4:00 PM.


  • No public Masses after today (3/16/2020)

  • The Sunday Mass obligation is dispensed for all Catholic people residing in or visiting the territory of the Diocese of Tucson.  Catholics are urged to observe Sunday in accord with our teachings, which may include spending additional time on Sunday in prayer, observing a Catholic Mass via television or internet, or other pious practices.

  • Confirmations scheduled during this time period are suspended and will be rescheduled

  • There are to be no public Church events or gatherings, such as parish religious education programs, Stations of the Cross, Communion services, Quinceaneras, parish missions, dinners, etc.

  • Mass of the Holy Oils, “Chrism Mass,” will be celebrated privately with Holy Oils to be distributed privately to priests

  • Weddings should be restricted to 10 persons, and if Mass is celebrated only the bride and groom, if Catholic, are to receive Holy Communion

  • Funeral Masses should be restricted to 10 persons, and the congregation should not receive Holy Communion


Palm Distribution


At the Bishop's direction, palm distribution is cancelled.

The Missionaries of the Holy Spirit posted this idea on their Facebook page:

What if everyone on Sunday April 5 in the morning, puts a branch on the door of their house or on the window, to celebrate Palm Sunday?

It could be any green branch you can get. This would help, despite the social distancing, to be connected as we enter into the Holiest of Weeks.

Want to join?

We may be physically isolated, but not separated. We are united as the body of Christ.

We are the Church.

Yes, we are. We’ve got this. Let’s do it.





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A Prayer  to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Daily Catholic Readings
Fast and Abstinence


Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are OBLIGATORY days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence – no meat.
The norms on fasting are obligatory for Catholics from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon Catholics from age 14 onwards. If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the “paschal fast”.

From – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


Did You Know...

...that as a result of the very well-received ‘live streaming’ of the Mass, we are going to expand our “on-line Parish” services?

We will continue to ‘live stream’ the Mass at 10:00 AM every morning, and we will also ‘live stream’ the Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 5:00 PM!
AND, this year we will be able to offer a Lenten Parish Mission – on line!

Our Lenten Missioner is our own Father Amal Sebastiar, m.s.f.s.! Father Amal, is the Parochial Vicar of St. Andrew’s/Good Shepherd, and is in residence at
Our Lady of the Mountains Parish, assisting Fr. Mike Bucciarelli! He is a member of the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales, and was ordained in 2005.

Following his Ordination, Father Amal served as a Parochial Vicar in his native India for two years, then as the Rector of the Minor Seminary of his Congregation for five years. He then volunteered to be a Missionary in Zambia, Africa, where he served in the Mission Diocese of Kabwe for six years, until volunteering for missionary service in the Diocese of Tucson!


The theme of the Lenten Parish Mission is: “Go therefore and make disciples of all Nations!” and we invite you to join Father Amal for this unique and timely opportunity to be renewed and refreshed in spirit!


The Lenten Parish Mission will be ‘live streamed’ each morning at 11:00 AM – this coming Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday! Be sure to tune in, or view it later on our website!


The expenses of our Parish continue, and we ask that you continue to support your Parish during this time. You can mail in your Offering envelop, or drop it by the Parish Office!
We do so appreciate your faithfulness and generosity!
And, don’t forget to support our St. Vincent de Paul, especially at this time of increased need!






Catholic Appeal Update


Your contributions to the Annual Catholic Appeal support our Priest's salary subsidy along with the other 26 ministries throughtout the Diocese of Tucson.

As of March 13th  we have pledged $6,250 which is 125% of our goal. Our participation is 37%.

Thank you for your support!


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