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!


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.


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 thing beyond answers and information.

I hope that you will 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 might know him in this world. This having been said, I rephrase my greeting…

Welcome to our parish!

Fr. Thomas Hallsten
Parochial Administrator

This letter is a follow-up to my last parish update, which was distributed in the 3-4 August bulletin. In it, I mentioned the progress we are making at reroofing the church.

We had hoped to start the project a few months ago, but it took longer for us to collect information, to collaborate with diocesan offices and banks, which bid on offering a loan. With hope, we will begin in September.

Here is where we stand:

  • We have accepted a bid from Ky-Ko Roofing Systems for $239,000.00.
  • We received bids for a loan of $225,000.00.
  • We have accepted a commercial Real Estate Loan for Improvements bid from KS State Bank. Part of the bid includes moving our accounts to that bank. Due diligence in research brought our finance council to the conclusion that this bid was the best. Diocesan officers will support our arrangements.
  • We have received diocesan permission to solicit donations to pay off the loan as quickly as possible. These donations will not be assessed as regular income.
  • An initial and large down payment against the loan will be about $85,000.00. This large down payment comes from your generous response to the diocesan capital campaign called Together Let us Go Forth / Juntos Sigamos Adelante. You might recall that 35% of your donations come back to the parish and this makes up the large down payment on the loan to be made. So, it is important to be faithful to your pledge so that the campaign can meet its overall diocesan goals and our parish can count on the 35% return twice a year.

It is important to note that we are not compounding an existing debt. Until this necessary project, we have been a debt-free parish.

I am asking that you prayerfully consider a special donation to be used exclusively to pay off the debt incurred by the need for a new roof.   I know that we have been pushing the envelope when it comes to financial campaigns, but a leaking roof has become an issue we cannot ignore.

Please use the enclosed special envelope when donating to this roof fund. All donations will be credited against the loan for the re-roofing work. All donations are also tax-deductible.   In all cases, however, make sure that we know your donation is for the roof.

  • $239,000 Roof Reconstruction expense
  • $85,000 First Payment applied to the loan from the Together Let us Go Forth Fund
  • $154,000 Remaining loan balance we need your help retiring

Thanks so much for your consideration in this matter. This work needs to be done and your support will not only pay off the loan as quickly as possible, but it will ensure that we can keep up the regular financial obligations of the parish to which you have been generously supporting.

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


  • Thorough hand washing before leaving home
  • Hand gel before entering the church and during the Mass as you see fit
  • Masks required to cover nose and mouth (we will have some available)
  • Usher will offer you a bulletin (readings printed on page 6)
  • Take the bulletin home with you or leave in recycle receptacle when exiting
  • Please sit in pews with yellow tape on the seat
  • Observe six feet distancing (families may sit together)
  • Holy Communion procession is reinstated.  Please keep appropriate distancing in line
  • Holy Communion received in your open, flat palm
  • Wear mask until you have moved away from theminister
  • Please no congregating in the church.  Exit promptly after Mass so disinfecting may begin
  • Donations gratefully received in baskets held by ushers at exits
  • The devotional candles and Parish Book of Prayer are now available
  • Most importantly, if you’re ill – STAY HOME.  Bishop Olmsted’s dispensation from Mass is still in place

Weekend Eucharistic Liturgies

  • Saturday: 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM, & 10:00 AM – 10:00 am Mass will be LIVE STREAMED – Communion available outside the south door until 11:00 AM

Weekday Eucharistic Liturgies

  • Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM

Sacrament of Reconciliation

  • Saturday: 3:30 – 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

Mass Intentions

Oct 1 Fr. Doug Lorig
Oct 2 Teresa Valdivieso
Oct 3 SMG Parish Family
Oct 4 Jim & Helen McCool  (8:00 am)
Francisco Valdivieso  (10:00 am)
Oct 5 Pete Svare
Oct 6 St Maria Goretti Parish
Oct 7 AJ Furtney
Oct 8 Arlene Pogue
Oct 9 Renita Roberts
Oct 10 Patricia Barker
Oct 11 St Maria Goretti Parish  (8:00 am)
Margie Hubbard  (10:00 am)
Oct 12 Alvera Holtzbauer
Oct 13 Cheryl Noble
Oct 14 Peter Rice
Oct 15 Evelyn Bory