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Answering to the Humanitarian Crisis in Arizona

You have probably heard "ICE is dropping off refugees in Phoenix". These are not "illegal aliens". They are not felons. Most these days, are families often with very small children. They have been interviewed by Customs and Border Patrol and approved to stay and apply for asylum.


Fr. John Bonavitacola A Letter from Fr. John

Two Popes, too many?

01-26-2020Fr. John Bonavitacola

Dear Friends,

First there was the two Popes and then there was the movie version of the Two Popes and then a book pitting the Two Popes against each other. It’s enough to give you Two Popes, too many fatigue. The latest intrigue from our being present at this unique historical moment of having a Pope and a Pope emeritus is a film and a book.

The film, The Two Popes has been playing on Netflix as of late. What you need to know about the film is that it is FICTION. It never happened except in a writer’s creative mind. Nor is it based on pieces of actual evidence or what probably could have occurred. Just a yarn made from whole cloth. What’s good about the film is the acting. Both Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce give excellent performances and do not disappoint. What’s bad, is that it is stereotypic on many levels. The film uses a stereotypical Hollywood world view in which everything is divided into right-left, liberal-conservative categories. So, Pope emeritus Benedict is the rigid, rightwing villain and Cardinal Bergoglio (Pope Francis) is the oozing-compassion progressive. Then in stereotypical Hollywood characterization, a German personality by definition is hard, cold and unfeeling whereas the South American personality is infused with Tango tapping joy and joie de vivre.



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Elizabeth’s House Donations

Considered donating at the Mt Carmel parish monthly collection to help with needed items. The collection is on the last Sunday of the month.

Please place these items in the wooden bins in the Church. We are so grateful for your thoughtfulness and generosity!


Incense at Mass

Please Note:

Incense will be used on Sun, Feb 2 at the 5:00pm Mass.

Men of Christ Conference

Feb 1, 2020

Let's join together with Bishop Olmsted and unite at the Men of Christ Conference on Feb 1 at Xavier Prep.


Grief Support

Feb 1, 2020: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Held on the first and third Saturdays of the month.

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

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