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                 Pastor's Column




Bishop Olmsted Urges Men to Step 'Into the Breach' in Spiritual Battle for the Family

PHOENIX (Sept. 30, 2015) — The Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, unveiled a groundbreaking new letter addressed to the men of the Diocese of Phoenix titled, “Into the Breach: An Apostolic Exhortation to Catholic Men, My Spiritual Sons in the Diocese of Phoenix.”

Released on the heels of Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States for the World Meeting of Families, “Into the Breach” calls upon men to embrace their masculine identity as fathers, husbands, protectors and spiritual leaders. Bishop Olmsted urges the men of the Diocese of Phoenix to take up the unique responsibilities endowed upon them and to love others in the self-sacrificial way to which they are called by Jesus Christ.

“Into the Breach” was promulgated at 3 p.m., Sept. 29 — the Hour of Mercy on the Feast of the Archangels. Bishop Olmsted said the timing of this exhortation’s release is providential.

Into the Breach,” can be read in English and Spanish online at:



Behold the Man

by Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

Lucid and inspiring, Behold the Man is a unique exploration of Catholic spirituality for men. Much of the literature written for Catholic men focuses on topical issues such as fatherhood and sexuality. While this book does not exclude these subjects, it is the first to present a comprehensive picture of Catholic male spirituality.

What is authentic male Catholic spirituality? What distinguishes it from Protestant male spirituality? How does masculine spirituality complement feminine spirituality? These questions and many more are answered in this book.  Read more

Save the Date - Saturday, January 9, 2015

Saint Faustina Play Brings Message of Divine Mercy to Life in Surprise!

Two performances:  2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Early Bird Ticket Sales begin:  Thursday, October 15th - $6.50 each

Learn more

Altar Server Training - Tuesday, October 6th

6:30 PM in the church

Anyone who is interested in becoming an altar server is welcome to attend. Current altar servers are also welcome if they would like a refresher.  For any questions or additional information, please contact Bernadette Wagner at (623) 975-5602 or by e-mail:

Road Trip to Our Lady of Solitude Monastery - Home to the Poor Clare's

Thursday, October 22nd, 6:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Join the Women's Guild for a half-day trip to Tonopah to Our Lady of Solitude Monastery, home to the Poor Clares.  Learn more


Trunk or Treat - Family Night of Prayer 

Thursday, October 29th, 6 - 7:30 PM, in the church

Come and pray the Rosary with us followed by Adoration. Each child will dress up as their favorite Saint. Please bring your favorite bag of candy to share!  See flyer


Are You or Someone You Know Interested in Learning More about the Catholic Faith?

This coming October we will be conducting classes for adults who:

  • Have been Baptized in our faith but desire to receive the other sacraments of initiation - Eucharist and Confirmation.
  • Have been Baptized in another Christian faith and desire to learn more about the Catholic faith.
  • Have not yet been Baptized.
Classes will be held on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in the parish hall. If you are interested, please call the parish office at (623) 546-3444, to make an appointment to speak to Deacon Joe Badame.‚Äč

Bible Studies with Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ

Register below by clicking on each of the links:

Bible Study with Fr. Pacwa: Eucharist
October 8, 2015: 3:30-4:30 PM ET
Bible Study with Fr. Pacwa: Mary - Virgin, Mother and Queen
October 15, 2015: 3:30-4:30 PM ET
Bible Study with Fr. Pacwa: Growing in Faith
October 29, 2015: 3:30-4:30 PM ET
These webinars are perfect to watch as a family or as a group! Make sure to promote the webinar links in your parish bulletins so parishioners can join as well. Even if you can't attend, make sure to register for the webinar and you will receive the recordings.

Our Parish Mission Statement

A Message from Fr. Hans

To live the Gospel of Jesus Christ without compromise. Read more


Monday - Friday   8am
Wednesday   7pm
Saturday   4pm
Sunday   7am, 9am, 11am, 5pm


Monday 5pm - 6pm (except office holidays)
Saturday   2:45pm - 3:45pm
By Appointment - call office
(623) 546.3444


Wednesday 6pm - 7pm

Friday 1pm - 5pm


Office Hours

Monday-Thursday   9am - 5pm
Friday   9am - 12pm
Closed for Lunch   Noon - 1pm
Saturday-Sunday   Closed

Emergency Assistance Hotline

St. Vincent de Paul Society
(623) 975.5617



Parish News


Walk within the church parking lot & grounds. Sign-in 8:30A at the Ramada. Questions call Sheila Richardson 602-321-1103 or Bill Ford 928-252-3808. Sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul St. Clare of Assisi Conference.


Come & See Sunday is a presentation for those who wish to register to become members of St. Clare of Assisi Parish and anyone who would like to become more acquainted with our ministries and parish communities. Read more


Everyone loves the joy of a new birth and loving families to welcome new life. Unfortunately, it is not that way for everyone. That is why the Women's Guild involves our entire parish in the Spiritual adoption of a baby. We have been praying for the child Read more


Sponsored by Life Teen & Junior Catholic Daughters. They will be passing out grocery sacks the weekend of 10/17 with a list attached of food items for the SVdP Food Pantry. Drop off donations at the north entrance of the hall or church 10/24 & 10/25.



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