Fr. John's message to the people of Mount Carmel
Join Us for our Live-Streamed Masses
Due to the current Mass restrictions we will be live streaming the Mass. Mass times will be posted ASAP.
Effective March 16, 2020, Bishop Olmsted has dispensed all of the faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until further notice.
- We have suspended all Parish meetings, events, and gatherings, including Daily Mass, Weekend Mass, and Public Devotional Prayers.
- The church will remain open from 6am-6pm for private prayer. Social distancing protocols must be observed.
- Reconciliation will take place outside on Saturday at 3pm
- Catholics are encouraged to make a Spiritual Communion, to pray the Rosary, and other private devotional prayers during this time.
- Every Sunday, 9:00 a.m. at Ss. Simon and Jude TV Mass is broadcast live on AZ TV7,
Cable 13, Catholic Radio 1310 AM, and may be viewed online at www.simonjude.org, www.youtube.com/user/PhoenixDiocese and Facebook
Answering to the Humanitarian Crisis in Arizona
You have probably heard "ICE is dropping off refugees in Phoenix". These are not "illegal aliens". They are not felons. Most these days, are families often with very small children. They have been interviewed by Customs and Border Patrol and approved to stay and apply for asylum.
A Letter from Fr. John
This is REALLY retro!03-22-2020Fr. John Bonavitacola
A friend of mine recently said to me, “you realize we are living at a point in history when there are two popes and a plague. Medieval, huh?” That sounds right. You would have to go back to the 1300’s for the last time that convergence of events occurred. Of course, back then there were popes and anti-popes and the Black Plague. So, if you ever wondered what it was like to be a medieval man, well you’ve gotten your taste. The good news about living in 2020 despite a pandemic that seems medieval is that we will get through it quicker and with less lethality than past pandemics. But we have to get through it. And that is the challenge we all face.READ MORE
Fr. John’s Pasta Sauce is back!
Stop “buy” the parish office to pick up a jar or two. It’s organic, vegan, 100% gluten free, kosher and delicious. All proceeds will go towards the income lost due to the cancellation of our Parish Festival. $8.50/jar or $96/case.
Volunteer at St. Vincent De Paul
St. Vincent DePaul Society is in need of volunteers at the Mesa Dining Hall for the first Sundays of every Month.
To schedule a Sunday, please email Jennifer Green at email@example.com.
2020 Parish Festival - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Mar 28, 2020