The parish office is now open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 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.
Return of Public Masses
Daily Masses are now offered at 8:00 am Monday through Friday, and Sunday Masses are at 5:00 pm Saturday Vigil and 7:30 am and 9:30 am Sunday mornings. The Church will then remain open until 12 noon for private prayer.
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 Daily 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
- 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
- A reserved seating area will be available for anyone that may find it difficult to stand - the Priest will go to you in this area
- Special hand sanitation stations before and after reception of the Eucharist
- The Priest must fully sanitize & dry their hands if a person requests to receive on the tongue. Therefore, we ask those receiving on the tongue to line up at the very end of the Priest's communion line. This way we do not hold up the line while the Priest completes the sanitization of hands process.
Our deepest gratitude for everyone’s patience and support. Our goal is to return the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass back to the faithful, but 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 Fr. Bruno and Fr. Ishaya for making Daily Mass a reality.
All events on campus are still closed to the public. The parish office is now open; if necessary, please call 602-942-2608 during normal operation hours. If it is outside of these hours and it is an emergency, please call 602-212-6708. The Church will be open from 8:00 am to 12 noon for private prayer - please maintain social distancing. The Sacrament of Confession will be offered every Saturday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the conference center.
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 our Facebook and YouTube channels, our Videos page, or the Diocese of Phoenix's YouTube channel.