How to Get a Gold Star!

07-14-2019Fr. John Bonavitacola

Dear Friends,

Consider this a Public Service announcement. After October 1, 2020 a valid AZ Driver's License or I.D will no longer be a valid form of I.D for Federal identification purposes. Which means you will not be able to use it as a form of identification to board an airplane in the US, enter a military installation, nuclear power plants or a Federal prison (as a visitor; for inmates fingerprints and mugshot will do!). However, you will still be able to use a valid Passport, DHS Trusted Traveler card, or permanent resident card at TSA checkpoints at airports. If you desire you can obtain a new AZ Traveler I.D. (driver's license or I.D. card) but there is no obligation to do so and your current valid AZ driver's license will still be fine to use for driving and other non-federal I.D. purposes. The reason for this is that AZ has to comply with the Real I.D Act passed by the US Congress in 2005. (AZ was granted some extensions but that will end in October 2020.)

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Events & Announcements

Under Construction

Major renovations on our Campus have already begun. Our School buildings, Preschool, Parish Hall and Field are closed throughout the summer. We are grateful to the Shea Family Charities and our Parishioners for making this possible. You can still donate to help us achieve our 20% of the Grant.

All Summer Long -- Monday Night Benediction

All Summer long, join us for adoration and Benediction in the Church on Mondays from 6:45-7:15pm

Fellowship and Italian Ice afterwards at Joe’s Italian Ice at 2019 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe 85282. Italian ice not provided but available for purchase.

Help Wanted: RCIA Sponsors Needed

Rite for Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is looking for Sponsors for those seeking to complete their Sacraments of Initiation. SET compliance required.

Please contact Sr. Monica at spdmonica@olmctempe.com.

Help Wanted: RE Volunteers

Religious Education (RE) is looking for volunteers to help out with Sacrament Preparation for children in 1st–12th grades. SET compliance required.

Please contact Sister Maria Cristina at 480-967-8791 x222 or spdmariacristina@olmctempe.com.

Safe Environment News

Effective July 1, we are rolling out a new database training and background check system through Catholic Mutual Group. If you have been serving for the last few years, your information and class history should follow you to our new database. You do not need to create a new account.

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Grief Support

Jul 6, 2019: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The group meets the first and third Saturdays of the month.

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Blood Drive

Sep 15, 2019

in the North Hall

This Blood Drive is in Memory of Becca Reynolds, a former student of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.