Online Bulletin

Medical or Recreational?

09-20-2020Fr. John Bonavitacola

Dear Friends,

Since the previous ballot proposition for medical marijuana passed several years ago, many of you obviously voted in favor of it. You did so, I imagine since much of the campaigning was designed to pull on your heart strings and elicit your compassion, not that you yourself intended to make use of it. So, you reasoned, “if someone can be helped by using marijuana and receive relief for a medical condition, who am I am to stand in the way?”. At this point some of you still hold to that position, others may have changed your minds seeing that medical marijuana has caused more problems than it solved.


Events & Announcements

Elizabeth’s House Donations

Elizabeth’s House is collecting Non-Perishable Food and hygiene products only. They are not accepting general items at this time.

Please place items in the Collection box located just inside the southeast entrance of OLMC church.

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.

Help Wanted: Janitorial/Commercial Cleaning Service

Our Janitorial/Commercial Cleaning Service is looking for someone to join their team. This Full-Time/Part-Time position is for the Night Shift, 5-6 hour shifts.


Help Wanted: Technology and Production Team

SET Training is required.

Contact James Salas in the Parish Office for more information about serving as part of our technology and production ministry team at 480-967-8791.

Safe Environment Renewal Training

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix is happy to announce the 2020 SET renewal is now available. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish asks ALL volunteers to be in compliance. to complete your renewal please follow this link. If new to SET you may also use this link to take the online Foundation Course.

40 Days for Life

Add Wed, Sep 23 - Sun, Nov 1

From Sep 23 through Nov 1, you’re invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You’re also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside the Planned Parenthood located at 1837 E Baseline Rd in Tempe.


Catholics in the Public Square Virtual Event

Add Sat, Oct 3 @ 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Bishop Olmsted for Mass at 8:30am via Youtube or Facebook, followed by a blockbuster program featuring, among others, renowned law professor Helen Alvaré and religious freedom expert Alan Sears.


Night to Soar Gala and Auction

Add Sat, Oct 10 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join in person or virtually! Tickets cost $100. Please consider supporting this event to benefit our Parish School!

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