Events & Bulletin

Are Your Assets Toxic?

02-27-2021Fr. John Bonavitacola

Our dear friend norma loquendi says that the term “toxic asset” is an oxymoron that you can bank on! It is amazing at what speed we distort the meaning of words or just outright change the definition of a word to make it seem like it is something it is not. George Orwell would be proud. My favorite current obfuscation is “pre-embryo”. It is a nonsensical and non-scientific redefining of the meaning of embryo to describe an embryo that is not yet implanted in a womb but is rather in a Petri dish. Of course, no matter where the embryo is it is still an embryo. By describing it as a “pre” embryo makes experimenting on it or destroying it a little more palatable. We do the same with baby and fetus. It is easier to stomach “aborting a fetus” than killing a baby in the womb. Confronting the language that empowers the culture of death is the first step in defending equality for all human life.


Events & Announcements

2020 Contribution Statements

Beginning Jan. 25, 2021 your giving record from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel will be available.


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Fr. John's Pasta Sauce is Back!

Stop "buy" the parish office to pick up a jar or two. It's organic, vegan, 100% gluten free, kosher and delicious. All proceeds will go towards the income lost due to the cancellation of our Parish Festival.

$8.50/Jar or $96/Case

33-Day Consecration to St. Joseph

Add Mon, Feb 15

Join the OLMC community in a 33-day consecration to St. Joseph. The consecration will be led by Fr. John, and Deacons James, Dave and Chris beginning February 15 and concluding on March 19, The Solemnity of St. Joseph. Consecration booklets will be available in the Parish Office beginning in early February.


40 Days for Life

Add Wed, Feb 17 - Sun, Mar 28 @ 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

40 Days for Life, 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You are invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside of Planned Parenthood in Tempe.


Fish Fry

Add Fri, Feb 19 @ 5:00 PM

Outside McCready Hall — Take out only

Stations of the Cross

Add Fri, Feb 19 @ 7:00 PM

Fridays during Lent, 7:00pm in the church

OLMC TV Resumes Feb 20 - Your Class Before Mass with Kevin Sanders

Add Sun, Feb 28

Feb 20 - Mar 28 on OLMC TV

The Sacraments by Bishop Barron

Add Tue, Mar 2 - Tue, Mar 9 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (weekly)

Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm, Feb 6 - Mar 9


OLMC TV Resumes Feb 20 - Your Class Before Mass with Kevin Sanders

Add Sun, Mar 7

Feb 20 - Mar 28 on OLMC TV