Beyond Thunderdome

12-09-2018Fr. John Bonavitacola

Dear Friends,

The passing of President George H.W. Bush reminded me that there was a time before we all entered “Trump World”, a day before “Obama-in-the-Highest” worship took hold, even a period before Bush 2.0 and war-without-end, amen! became the norm, a world without the “blue dress” and Clinton & Clinton and Clinton redux. As I accurately foresaw in my March 6, 2016 pre-election prophecy, we have entered the world of Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. A place where “two men enter, one man leaves”. You remember November 2016, Dr. Dealgood won, Aunty Entity lost. Still, Aunty Entity cries ceaselessly: “You think I don't know the law? Wasn't it me who wrote it? And I say that this man has broken the law. Right or wrong, we had a deal”. The 24-hour cable news, social media cycles demands nothing less than the death of your political opponent and even then, the corpse must be dragged through the streets.


Events & Announcements

Adopt a Family for Christmas

Sponsors needed! Look for the red sign up forms in the church or leave a message AFTER 1:00pm daily at 480-966-1974 (local St. Vincent de Paul conference) to inquiry about becoming a sponsor for a family in need.

Parish Registration

Has your sibling just asked you to be a Godparent for their child? Did a very special person just ask you to be their sponsor for RCIA, RCIC or Confirmation? Do you need to verify parishioner status?


OLMC Coffee Shop

ALL proceeds benefit FullCircle.


Safe Environment Training

The Diocesan SET (Safe Environment Training) Foundation Class Must be taken prior to any volunteering here at OLMC Parish, School, or any diocesan event.


Grief Support Group

Group meets the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 1:00-3:00pm.

Please contact Sr. Stephanie at 480-967-8791 for more information.

Bridges Youth Group

Dec 9

7th and 8th Graders are invited to attend BRIDGES on Sundays after the 5:00pm Mass from 6:30-8:30pm.

Contact Sr. Cristina at 480-967-8791 x226 for more information.

Mass of Healing and Reconciliation

Dec 11 5:30pm

Bishop Olmsted and The Office of Youth Protection invite you to the Mass of Healing and REconciliation for survivors of abuse and their families.

Rosary begins at 5:30pm and Mass at 6:00pm at St. Jerome Parish 10815 N. 35th Ave Phoenix.

Advent Penance Services

Dec 12

All are invited to attend one of the following East Valley Advent Penance Services


Advent Penance Service

Dec 22 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Several priests will be available to hear confessions.

Extended confession time on Sat, Dec 22 only.

Christmas Mass Schedule

Dec 24 - Dec 25

Mass times:
Mon, Dec 24: 4:00pm, 6:00pm (with Children’s Choir), 10:30pm (preceded by The Music of Christmas Choir Concert starting at 10:00pm)
Tue, Dec 25: 9:00am, 11:00am