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We're looking for OLMC School Alumni!

If you or someone you know is an OLMC School Alumni, we would like to hear from you. Our school is gathering alumni information to coordinate future events, including an alumni event to be scheduled this fall.

Please visit the school website to provide your information.

Laudate Choir, grades 7-10 has new rehearsal and Mass times.

ONE rehearsal a month on the last Thursday before the Last Sunday of the month, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. They will sing the last Sunday of the month at the Teen mass, 5:00pm. Carol Morales is the choir director.

October schedule: Rehearsal October 23, 7:00-9:00
Teen Mass October 26, 5:00pm

For more information contact Joan at jseverance@olmctempe.com

Little Lambs Preschool Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction with Children’s Art Walk

Saturday, October 25th
6-9 pm McCready Hall

Come for a fun night of family and fellowship and see what our little artists have created!

Ticket sales: $10.00 adult (12 and up), $6.00 (3-11 yrs), Under three is free!

(Tickets can be purchased in the school office and day of event)

All proceeds to benefit the preschool scholarship fund!





 I N T E N T I O N S

Tuesday, October 21
6:30 am
Intentions of Cathy Hubeck
8:00 am
† Mirian Goemere
Wednesday, October 22
6:30 am
† Barbara Pawlak
8:00 am
† Mary Teresa Bassett
2:00 pm
† Sr. Valeria Wolfe
Thursday, October 23
6:30 am
† Carol Salz
8:00 am
† Linda Chapman
Friday, October 24
6:30 am
† Fred & Rose Frank
8:00 am
† Jeannette Frantz
Saturday, October 25
8:00 am
† Barbara June Mastrull
5:00 pm
† Esther Byrne
Sunday, October 26
7:00 am
† Peg Yaers
9:00 am
† Souls of Turbull Family
11:00 am
† Patrick Ecken
5:00 pm
People of Mount Carmel Parish

Dear Friends,

On the southeast entrance to our Church is a small plaque remembering the Hughes Family who in the 1950's donated the 10 acres on which our campus sits. It's a small reminder of a big gift. Ten acres of empty desert may not seem like much but it was a huge kick-starter for the community of Mt. Carmel to begin to build its new home.

On those ten acres a convent was built to house the sisters who taught our children in the school that was soon constructed. Afterwards a Hall was built, a rectory and finally in 1968 the Church. After that a few other buildings were added to complete the campus. Amazingly the buildings were completed and paid for in record time. All at a time when the number of parishioners at Mt. Carmel were much smaller than they are today.

But putting up buildings is only one part of building a parish community. Making sure the community that inhabits those buildings is a living and growing community, that is a visible sign of Christ' presence, is a whole other task. It is easy to measure the buildings and properties but much harder to measure the faith of the community.

Yet that is what this year's Annual Stewardship Report does. What happens inside those buildings, have we truly built up the Body of Christ? The stories and events that are highlighted here are just a small portion of how we are Christ's presence to one another. All the usual measurements are here as well: the financial position of the Parish and School, the numbers of sacraments received, vocations and initiations but more importantly some of the faces and stories behind those numbers.

While it is important that you know how your donations are being spent it is more important to know the effect that stewardship has on the lives of others and this community.

From that point of view it was a good year, a very good year in fact. As we move to the future, like the generation that first built this campus we too are going to be called upon to rebuild some of the bricks and sticks on our campus and like the parishioners of the past we are always called to be and become the one Body of Christ.

Thank you for your faithful stewardship of our Parish and all its many ministries. "Well done good and faithful servants".

Love,
Fr. John B.

P.S. Please stop by PR-X: Withholding Nothing to pick up a copy of our Annual Stewardship Report which includes the Pastoral and Financial status of the Parish as of June 30, 2014.

>>> Want to re-read one of Fr. John's past letters?

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