A Space Oddity

07-21-2019Fr. John Bonavitacola

Dear Friends,

I remember it as if it were last night. Watching Apollo 11 blast off from Planet Earth to head to the Moon. Everybody’s first thought was, “will they make it to the surface of the Moon?”. A few days later the spaceship entered the Moon’s orbit and then out popped the Lunar Module with the two astronauts aboard. We watched with great anticipation as the Module made its way down to the surface of the Moon and heard those immortal words: “the Eagle has landed”! It would be several hours before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin would step out of the Lunar Module onto the surface of the moon, earning the right to the best bragging rights ever.


Events & Announcements

Under Construction

Major renovations on our Campus have already begun. Our School buildings, Preschool, Parish Hall and Field are closed throughout the summer. We are grateful to the Shea Family Charities and our Parishioners for making this possible. You can still donate to help us achieve our 20% of the Grant.

All Summer Long -- Monday Night Benediction

All Summer long, join us for adoration and Benediction in the Church on Mondays from 6:45-7:15pm

Fellowship and Italian Ice afterwards at Joe’s Italian Ice at 2019 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe 85282. Italian ice not provided but available for purchase.

Help Wanted: RCIA Sponsors Needed

Rite for Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is looking for Sponsors for those seeking to complete their Sacraments of Initiation. SET compliance required.

Please contact Sr. Monica at spdmonica@olmctempe.com.

Help Wanted: RE Volunteers

Religious Education (RE) is looking for volunteers to help out with Sacrament Preparation for children in 1st–12th grades. SET compliance required.

Please contact Sister Maria Cristina at 480-967-8791 x222 or spdmariacristina@olmctempe.com.

Safe Environment News

Effective July 1, we are rolling out a new database training and background check system through Catholic Mutual Group. If you have been serving for the last few years, your information and class history should follow you to our new database. You do not need to create a new account.


Grief Support

Aug 3, 2019: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Please contact Jan Brett at jan@olmctempe.com or 480-967-8791 at the Parish office for more information.

Grief Support

Aug 17, 2019: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Please contact Jan Brett at jan@olmctempe.com or 480-967-8791 at the Parish office for more information.

Blood Drive

Sep 15, 2019

in the North Hall

This Blood Drive is in Memory of Becca Reynolds, a former student of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.

Together in Holiness Marriage Conference

Sep 28, 2019: 10:30am - 6:00pm

Two Locations: St. Thomas Aquinas in Avondale and St. Andrew the Apostle in Chandler