May 1 Swiss Cheese and Sunday Mass
".... to choose not to participate personally in Mass when we are capable of doing so is to deprive ourselves of the immeasurable spiritual graces that can be received only by active participation with others in the Mass." - Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger
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Feast of St. Joseph the Worker
You are invited, on Saturday, May 1
, at 6:00 p.m. to an evening of reflection on St. Joseph. Bishop Weisenburger will lead a consecration of the Diocese to St. Joseph.
The Litany of St. Joseph
During the Year of Saint Joseph, the litany is ordinarily enriched with a partial indulgence (
Manual of Indulgences
, conc. 22). During the Year of Saint Joseph, however—which lasts from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021—the use of the Litany of Saint Joseph has been included among other prayers to St. Joseph enriched with a plenary indulgence which may be earned once a day subject to the usual conditions: sacramental confession, reception of Holy Communion, prayer for the intentions of the Pope, and a total detachment to all sin, including venial sin.
Find more prayers and devotions here.
Download a printable Litany of St. Joseph here!
Local Business Leaders Support Catholic University in Tucson
Community leaders Humberto S. Lopez and Jim Click are offering up to three thousand dollar tuition scholarships to the first 25 students to enroll. Tuition is under ten-thousand dollars a year. At this event, both men will discuss why they are offering the tuition scholarships and about their commitment to the success of the CatholicU and the community.
Sunday Mass as obligation and grace
In a recent meeting of our Council of Priests it was recommended to me that we keep in place the dispensation from the Obligation to participate in a Sunday Mass in person. I respect the recommendation of the Council of Priests —namely, that we are not yet ready to serve large communities of persons in ways that are entirely safe." -
- Bishop Edward Weisenburger
Battling COVID-19 with the Swiss cheese model
“The Swiss Cheese” Model does not completely prevent COVID-19, but it does reduce the probability of infection. Read more about our Diocesan approach to protection parishioners.
Tucson Parishes turn into Covid-19 Vaccinations sites
The Diocese of Tucson partners with the Pima County Health Department to bring Covid-19 vaccines to parishioners.
St. Joseph has never failed to meet our needs
St. Joseph is no stranger to Carmel! He is the protector of our order. As our holy mother St. Teresa of Avila once wrote: "I took for my patron and Lord the glorious St. Joseph. ... I cannot call to mind that I have ever asked him at any time for anything he has not granted. I am filled with amazement when I consider the great favors God has given me through this blessed saint." May 1 is the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker.
Texas bill proposes longer waiting limit for divorce: a small step to strengthen marriage?
A Texas legislator has again proposed extending the waiting limit on no-fault divorce, a proposal that has drawn support from the Texas Catholic Conference.
Read more at Catholic News Agency
New book looks into the importance of the Real Presence in life of the Church
How does a parish become Christ’s Body? Is it through a series of pious exercises, informational sessions on what it means to belong, or cultivating a certain religious sentiment? No! We are transformed into Christ’s Body because of the presence of Love that dwells among us. The intimate presence of Christ in the Eucharist as a Person who feeds us with what seems like bread and wine—what Catholics call transubstantiation—is that convokes us to become Christ’s Body.
Read more at Crux News
Fire causes sweeping smoke damage to central Illinois Catholic church
A fire early Wednesday caused extensive smoke damage to a central Illinois church, authorities said. Crews were called to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lexington after a passerby discovered smoke coming from the building around 3:30 a.m., Lexington Fire Chief Jason Bierkenbeil said.
Truth about shooting will help diocese in South Sudan, bishop-designate says
While Bishop-designate Christian Carlassare already has forgiven his attackers, he said finding the truth about why he was shot in the legs at his home in Rumbek, South Sudan, will help achieve reconciliation.
‘Cold calculation’ used when returning migrants to Mexico
Last Thursday, about 25 families exited a bus near a U.S.-Mexico border bridge near downtown El Paso. They had been flown in from south Texas, where they were apprehended after attempting to enter the country. Now, they faced expulsion into Ciudad Juárez, 800 miles from where they initially crossed.
Read more at Crux News
Remaining Catholic clergy kidnapped in Haiti finally released
The Society of Priest of St. Jacques announced this Friday, April 30th, that the remaining seven of the 10 Catholic leaders kidnapped in Haiti on April 11 have been released and are in good health.
Church also suffers losses as India deals with deadly COVID wave
As India marked over 200,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19, the Catholic Church is also suffering: Several priests have died with the coronavirus over the past week.
Read more at Crux News
Obispos de Arizona Declaración sobre un importante proyecto de ley pro-vida
Obispos de la Conferencia Católica de Arizona Declaración sobre un importante proyecto de ley pro-vida que se está convirtiendo en ley
27 de abril de 2021.
Los obispos de la Conferencia Católica de Arizona (ACC) agradecen que un importante proyecto de ley provida (SB1457) fué promulgado hoy como ley por el gobernador Doug Ducey.
El Papa sobre el futuro beato venezolano: “hombre de servicio universal”
El Papa Francisco envía un video mensaje al pueblo venezolano con ocasión de la Beatificación de José Gregorio Hernández Cisneros, que tendrá lugar mañana, 30 de abril, en Caracas. “José Gregorio nos invita a la conversión hacia una mayor solidaridad de unos con otros, para producir entre todos la respuesta del bien común tan necesitada para que el país reviva”.
Mass with Bishop Weisenburger Online
May 1 at 6 pm:
Go to Joseph: Evening of Reflection with Bishop Weisen
May 1 at 10:30—11:30 pm MST: National Virtual Event Religious Brothers Day
Confers the Sacrament of Confirmation
at St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, Oro Valley, Arizona on Friday May 30,2021
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