Advent and Christmas Seasonal Calendar
Sundays of Advent: Saturday Vigil Mass 5 pm; Sunday Mass 7:30 am, 9:30 am, and 12 noon
Fridays of Advent (December 4th, 11th, and 18th): Confessions 11:30 am in the Church (in addition to regular Confession times)
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (December 8th): Vigil Mass 5 pm; Mass 7:30 am and 12 noon with a Holy Hour at 8 am
Advent Reconciliation Service, December 14th: Outside in the Courtyard from 6 pm to 7 pm
Vigil of the Nativity of the Lord: Mass 4 pm, 4:10 pm spillover in O'Carroll Hall, 6 pm, 6:10 pm spillover in Hall, and 8 pm (8:10 spillover in Hall if necessary)
Nativity of the Lord: Mass 7:30 am, 9:30 am, and 12 noon (spillovers in Hall if necessary)
Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God (January 1st): Vigil Mass 5 pm; Mass 7:30 am and 12 noon
Do NOT come to Church if you are sick, high risk, or live with a high risk individual. The Diocese Dispensation removing the Sunday Obligation for attending the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is STILL IN EFFECT.
Events up to 50 people are now allowed on campus, please visit the parish office during normal operation hours to schedule. Please read the Diocese's new (as of August 31st) Guidelines for Public Gatherings for more information.
Return of Public Masses
Daily Masses are now offered at 7:30 am Monday through Saturday and 12 noon Monday through Friday. Sunday Masses are at 5 pm Saturday Vigil and 7:30 am, 9:30 am, and 12 noon on Sundays. The Church will remain open between the Masses for private prayer. The Adoration Chapel will also be open daily from 6:00 am to 12 noon - please follow the instructions posted. Confessions will be Wednesdays 11:30 am to 12 noon in the Church and Saturdays 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the Conference Center.
In adherence to Diocesan guidelines, the congregation will be limited to only 175 people per Liturgy. There are overflow accommodations in place if needed for Sunday Masses.
Several mandatory precautions are in place regarding cleaning, distancing, sanitizing, etc. We will continue to update these logistics to provide a safe Church environment for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, such as:
- Everyone is encouraged to wear masks
- All books, pens, cards, etc. will be removed from pews
- Sanitized books for use as well as a place to return ‘used’ books are available
- The bulletin now contains all songs and responses for every weekend Mass
- No gathering/socializing before or after Masses – continue to pray in silence
- Special seating arrangements to meet the cleaning and distancing protocols
- Longer standing times during communion
- Special hand sanitation stations before and after reception of the Eucharist (both on the tongue and in the hand)
New information will be posted when necessary; please continue to monitor this webpage and our Facebook page.
Our deepest gratitude for everyone’s patience and support. Under the authority of our beloved Bishop we must follow these rules to protect our parishioners, our ministers, our staff, and especially our clergy. The diocese has limited number of priests who are not high risk to serve Mass. We are truly blessed with FF. Bruno and Ishaya for making Daily Mass a reality.
Bishop Olmstead has dispensed all the faithful from their obligation to attend Sunday Mass until further notice. Catholics are encourage to make a Spiritual Communion, pray the Rosary and other devotional prayers, and watch the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on TV or online. For TV, visit the EWTN channel (Dish 261, DirecTV 370, Cox 113) or on AZ-TV channel 7. For online live-streams or recordings of Sunday Mass, please consider the Diocese of Phoenix's YouTube channel.