Mass Intentions
Saturday, April 19
8:00 pm
Community of St. Joseph
Sunday, April 20
8:30 am
Smyser Family
10:30 am
Community of St. Joseph
12:30 pm
Cindy Roberts
Monday, April 21
8:00 am
† Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Carr
Tuesday, April 22
8:00 am
† Mr. & Mrs. Peter Kulick
Wednesday, April 23
8:00 am
Special Intention
Thursday, April 24
8:00 am
† Richard Hyatt
Friday, April 25
8:00 am
Maitzen Family

If you would like to arrange for a Mass special intention, please contact the Parish Office during working hours.


Rummage Sale


Divine Mercy Sunday

Spring Festival


Holy Week/Easter

Holy Week and Easter Mass Schedule

April 17, Holy Thursday— 6:30pm Mass

April 18, Good Friday—
12:00-3:00pm Reflections & Stations of the Cross
6:30pm Communion Service & Passion of Our Lord

April 19, Easter Vigil— 7:00pm Mass & Fire Pit Service

April 20, Easter Sunday— 8:30am Mass, 10:30am Mass, 12:30pm Mass

St. Joseph’s 1st Annual
Rummage & Yard Sale

Friday, May 2 – Saturday, May 3

Proceeds will go to the parish building maintenance fund to fund repair projects, including a future new floor for Joseph House.

If you have large items to donate, call the office 602-996-5120 or email for pick up.
We also need volunteers to help set up and price items. Any items that are not sold will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul.

Sunday, April 27 is Divine Mercy Sunday

This year marks the 13th year the parish will hold a special Feast Day Mass at 3 PM (in addition to our regular Sunday Mass schedule).  There will be an offering of roses before the start of Mass. Fr. Reggie will celebrate the Mass. It will include a procession after the Mass, followed by a potluck and fellowship in Joseph House.

Nine days of Novena will commence on this coming Good Friday, April 18th, and continue each day until Saturday, April 26th with a prayer service at 3 PM before the start of the regular weekend 4 PM Saturday Vigil Mass.

Our prayer schedule for the Novena is each day, starting on Saturday, April 19th, going throughout the week of April 19 to April 26 and ending Saturday, April 26th.T he prayer time each day is from 3 to 4 PM in the church, except for the last prayer session will be from 2:30 to 3:30 PM on Saturday, April 26.

All of our parishioners are invited to attend. For more information, contact Flora Rygielski at 623-776-2005 or 602-463-2095.

Easter Sunday

Dear Parishioners,

Today's Gospel deals with an EMPTY TOMB. Again, an empty tomb is greets Peter and Mary Magdalene and John. What does it mean? It is certainly news, but is it good news? From our perspective twenty centuries later, we know that it is indeed very good news. Yet even now, as we listen to the Easter story unfold, do we really fully understand the scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead? As we listen attentively to God's word, let us pray for the grace to learn what it means for us today.

"Christ is risen" means that guilt, loneliness, hunger, war and devastation no longer have the last word. Death and all its symptoms in all our individual and communal lives are not the final reality anymore. This has been stated many times in many ways, but one of our greatest challenges is to affirm it in our concrete life situation. Depression, resentment, revenge and hatred are all forms of surrender to the power of death and signs of our inability to see that, in and through Christ, death has lost its final power. That is precisely what the Christ event is all about. Our Lord who died on the cross has overcome death, has conquered the evil one and has triumphed over the powers of this world. There is no power of death, not even a nuclear holocaust that has not conquered in the RESURRECTION OF CHRIST.

After the Third Scrutiny of the Catechumens, their catechist teachers gave them reflection on the Stations of the Cross at the Church, then visited the Adoration Chapel and had twenty minutes adoration to the real presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. The next activity they made was their retreat in St. Raphael Parish in Glendale, Arizona. This spiritual retreat prepared them for the final preparation for the Easter Vigil on Black Saturday. They could participate now in the Holy Week activities until that day of their full reception in the Church. This event will administer the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion on them. They would be the new members of Parish Community. May God bless them and make them persevere in their new ways of Christian Living. Our CDA has now reached its level of 17% participation and 46.9% of our goal. I still encourage you brothers and sisters to keep giving your gifts until we come to our highest level of participation.

Next Sunday we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday. Be certain that you have received already the Sacrament of Confession so that you will be capable of obtaining a Plenary Indulgence in this celebration. This privilege you can offer for the sanctification of the members of your family and for the success of the event of the canonization of the two Popes to be called Saints of our Present Time. Please pray through the intercessions of these two Saints namely St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II, any intentions for the need of your healing of any bodily illnesses and spiritual problems will be granted. Till the next bulletin. God bless you.

Your priest-servant,
Fr. Regidor D. Carreon
Parochial Administrator