Welcome! We are the Roman Catholic Parish of St. Maria Goretti, located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Those Catholics regularly attending Mass are asked to register as members of the parish.

Faith Formation

Religious Education and Formation is an important part of any Catholic parish community. St. Maria Goretti strives to provide exceptional faith formation at any age. We are all called to participate in on-going faith formation!

Liturgy

Liturgical ministry is an excellent opportunity to fulfill your baptismal call of service to one another. Our liturgies utilize the talents and gifts that God has given this community to the fullest extent. These ministries are necessary to insure our Masses at St. Maria Goretti are celebrated with full, active, and conscious participation.

Parish Life

Our shared life as a parish family goes beyond our normal worship and includes times of fellowship and celebration. Our parish life groups are ministries of service and hospitality.

Outreach

St. Maria Goretti Outreach ministries are committed to serve those less fortunate. These ministries are necessary to insure those in need are served with dignity and compassion.

Safe Environment

Greetings and welcome!

Welcome to our parish website!

Websites are established so that visitors to them may find immediate answers to questions or simply to offer information to inquiring minds.  I hope our website does both.  I hope that your visit to our website does more than provide answers and information, and that you feel invited to come to this parish if you are looking for a spiritual home either as a Catholic or as someone who is seeking a community whose witness to loving, serving and giving  is inspired by faith, that great gift God extends to us so that we might know him in this world.  This having been said, I rephrase my greeting. . .

Welcome to our parish!

Fr. Thomas Hallsten
Parochial Administrator

Saint Maria Goretti is a Roman Catholic Church in Scottsdale Arizona. Our mission is to learn the faith to pray better, love the faith to serve better, live the faith to give better. We invite you to visit us and experience our welcoming community.

Upcoming Events

Mass Times & Office Hours

Weekend Eucharistic Liturgies

Summer (June – Sept)

  • Saturday: 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM, & 10:00 AM

Winter (Oct – May)

  • Saturday: 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, & 11:00 AM

Weekday Eucharistic Liturgies

  • Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM

Sacrament of Reconciliation

  • Saturday: 3:00 – 4:30 PM, Thursdays at 8:30 AM (Holy Hour and Confessions) and by appointment

Sacrament of Healing (Anointing of the Sick)

  • Administered on the third Tuesday of each month after the 8:00 am Mass. Also available upon request if you are shut-in or entering the hospital.

Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament

  • Sunday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Monday – Saturday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Parish Office Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Latest Bulletin

Welcome! We are the Roman Catholic Parish of St. Maria Goretti, located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Those Catholics regularly attending Mass are asked to register as members of the parish.

Faith Formation

Religious Education and Formation is an important part of any Catholic parish community. St. Maria Goretti strives to provide exceptional faith formation at any age. We are all called to participate in on-going faith formation!

Liturgy

Liturgical ministry is an excellent opportunity to fulfill your baptismal call of service to one another. Our liturgies utilize the talents and gifts that God has given this community to the fullest extent. These ministries are necessary to insure our Masses at St. Maria Goretti are celebrated with full, active, and conscious participation.

Parish Life

Our shared life as a parish family goes beyond our normal worship and includes times of fellowship and celebration. Our parish life groups are ministries of service and hospitality.

Outreach

St. Maria Goretti Outreach ministries are committed to serve those less fortunate. These ministries are necessary to insure those in need are served with dignity and compassion.

HAPPY ADVENT!

A few weeks ago, I spent some time with the various levels of our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program. The children had been learning about the colors of the liturgical season. They learned that Green is for Growing, Red is for Pentecost, Purple is for Preparation and White is for celebration. The color to which they had not yet been introduced is rose. Some parishes use rose and others do not, but here at Saint Maria Goretti Parish, the priest and deacon don rose only twice a year: Gaudete Sunday in Advent and Laetare Sunday in Lent.

The use of rose indicates that while Advent and Lent are periods of preparation, there is, in fact, a purpose for the preparation. Lent, of course, prepares us for Easter and Advent prepares us to celebrate Christmas, both of these festive and joyous periods in our liturgical life are celebrated with white or gold.

As we prepare to celebrate Christmas during this Advent, we do so with a sense of penance as we await the Second Coming, the Judgement of the Living and with anticipatory joy of remembering the significance of the First Coming, Christmas.

Advent also brings with it the new lectionary cycle. This means that this year, the principle evangelist we will hear from is Saint Luke. This is a particularly pertinent gospel for our present time because Luke seeks to show a continuity in the Church. Beginning with Jesus and from his apostles, the Church is grounded in the witness of the Lord’s life, his teachings and of his death and resurrection. The integrity of the Church has suffered throughout human history, but despite all of its infractions, The Church remains solid in Christ who is without sin. A second message of Luke was to demonstrate that the Church could be a legitimate form of worship and deserved to live in religious freedom in the Empire. Even today, we are aware of the value and necessity of religious freedom.

May this Advent time of Preparation lead us to Gaudete Sunday which in turn leads us to the festive celebration of Christmas and our duty to live our lives in the Spirit of Christmas until the Lord Jesus comes again.

Blessings,

Fr. Thomas Hallsten

Mass Times & Office Hours

Weekend Eucharistic Liturgies

  • Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 7:30 AM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM

Weekday Eucharistic Liturgies

  • Monday – Saturday: 8:00 AM (Please note beginning December 1, 2018, we no longer have an 8:00am Saturday Mass)

Sacrament of Reconciliation

  • Saturday: 3:00 – 4:30 PM, Thursdays at 8:30 AM (Holy Hour and Confessions) and by appointment

Sacrament of Healing (Anointing of the Sick)

  • Administered on the third Tuesday of each month after the 8:00 am Mass. Also available upon request if you are shut-in or entering the hospital.

Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament

  • Sunday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Monday – Saturday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Parish Office Hours

    • Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Friday: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM