Ministry Directory

We Need You!

As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace. ~ 1 Peter 4:10

You’ve been blessed with unique gifts and God calls you to share them.


A course on Christian spirituality presented in a Catholic context. The course is offered once per year, usually beginning in February. Classes are 1 1/2 hours, once per week for 10 weeks. There is a retreat mid-way through the course. Contacts: Sally, 602.686.4545 or; Karen, 480.540.3639 or

Altar Servers – St. Juan Diego Church

An opportunity for the parish youth to assist the Priest and Deacon who preside at Mass. Must be at least in fourth grade and have received 1st Communion and Confirmation. Contact: Robert Benda, 720.891.0808

Altar Society

A service ministry that coordinates cleaning of the church linens, the annual Daughters of Mary Breakfast and the Adoration schedule at St. Mary’s. They also manage the Gift Shops. Contact: Cherise Bennett, 480.620.8853

Apostoles de la Palabra

Contact: Miriam Enciso 480.545.2649,

Art & Environment

Decorate the church (mostly during weekdays) according to the seasons, holy days and feasts of the liturgical calendar, especially during Christmas and Easter. Contacts: St. Mary’s – Emma Cereceres 480.726.7693; St. Juan Diego – Mary Dluzen 630.479.9300

Boy Scouts

Contact: Christina Campbell, 602.577.9175

Cancer Support Group

Faith focused / spiritual support for cancer patients and survivors. Family members and caregivers are welcome. Second Thursday of each month, Fall through Spring months only. Contacts:  Martha Savoie, 810.919.5158; Rich Gray, 480.544.6197

Couples for Christ

Contact: Francis Cruz, 480.213.6652

Escuela de la Cruz – Ministerio de Hombres

Contacto: Lauro Chacon 480.332.8032

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Practicing Catholics in good standing with the Catholic Church may participate in Liturgical Ministries. Contact at St. Juan Diego: Jocelyn John

Friday Night Prayer Group

Pat Kruska 480.963.3207 x121

Guarderia – Iglesia Santa María

Contacto: Nereida Padilla 480.812.0641

Greeters For Mass

Welcome all to the Lord’s house before Mass. Contact: St. Mary’s 480.963.3207 or Javier León (Español) 602.214.4059

Grief & Bereavement

We minister to those who have suffered a loss through death, walking the journey with the bereaved by assisting the family with the funeral planning and at the funeral Mass. We offer support groups, memorial Mass and follow-up. Contacts: St. Mary’s – Lenor Montemayor, 480.415.3734; St. Juan Diego – Sandy Davaz, 602.697.7862

Grupo de Oración Carismatico

Viernes – 7:30pm en Iglesia Sta. María. Contacto: Yolanda Salgado, 480.254.4182

Health & Wellness Ministry

This ministry is a health resource for parishioners. We coordinate learning sessions to help you find answers to your health-related questions and to point you in the right direction to obtain care. Contact: Warren Pitman  480.431.2945


Contacto: Ana Luz Soto 480.600.2627

Knights of Columbus

The Knights host numerous functions to support the Church, country, community an Parish.

Fr. Patterson Council #3121

Grand Knight Ralph Mendibles;, 480.882.8889

Fr. Louis Anthony Sigman Council #16277

Grand Knight Shawn Lynch;, 480.239.1511

Las Guadalupanas

Devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Mary’s. Contact: Alice Orozco 480.963.5627

Ministerio Guadalupano San Juan Diego

A devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe for both women and men. Contact: Lilia Gonzalez 480.516.4169

Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary is a world-wide association of Catholic men and women who offer their services to their pastor to aid him in performing apostolic works in the parish.

Mary Queen of Families Praesidium at STM

Contact: Xavier Gonzalez 602.448.3169

Martha Ministry

A prayer and fellowship group for the women of our community. We assist at special events. Contact: Cherise Bennett, 480.963.3207

Men’s Group / That Man is You

Welcome to all men. Two sessions per year meet on Saturdays, 6:30-8:30am in St. Mary’s Patterson Center. Contact: Dcn. Dr. Joe Ryan 480.507.0040

Ministerios Hispanos

Coordinadora: Carolina Uribe  480.963.3207 x105

Ministros de Bienvenida

Contacto: Javier León 602.214.4059


If you sing or play an instrument, there is music for all tastes.

Contacts: St. Juan Diego – Phil Hylton, 480.734.2707 ; St. Mary’s – Sam Rayes, 480.963.3207 x107

Our Lady of Peñafrancia

Devotions to Our Lady of Peñafrancia – weekly Mass, Christmas Novena & Feast Day Novena and Mass. Contact: Rose Cavagnaro 602.850.1478

Perpetual Adoration

Please consider spending an hour per week with Our Lord in St. Mary’s Adoration Chapel. Contact: Cherise Bennett 480.620.8853

Prayer Line

Do you know someone who needs prayers or do you have a special intention of your own? Please let us know of your prayer requests. Contact: Charlotte Revelette 480.917.1913 or Floriencio Salgado, 480.695.2303

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Contact: Martha Savoie 810.919.5158

Respect Life

St. Mary’s – Now more than ever we must become the voice for our unborn brothers and sisters.  If you wish to become active in the pro-life movement and truly make a difference in saving the lives of our babies, please contact Delia Tobin of Respect Life Ministry at 480.510.2312

St. Juan Diego – We would like to invite you to join our group at SJD. Dedicated to the protection of all life from birth through natural death, we are an active ministry that promotes and supports all Pro-Life activities. Contact: Connie Rosinski  480.760.5630


Contacto: Carolina Uribe 480.963.3207 x105

Silent Strength Prayer Group

Please join us in prayer for loved ones who’ve fallen away from their faith every Saturday from 9:00-9:30am in SJD Chapel (enter from South door). Just come and pray with us! Contact: Deborah Burgesser 480.318.5860

Singles Bible Study

Contact: Marty Reilly 480.399.1942

San Miguel Arcángel – Oración y Liberación

Es un ministerio de oración individual, oración física y sanación emocional. Nos reunimos los primeros jueves, el tercero, y el ultimo del mes; 6:30 a 8:00 pm en la Oficina Parroquial. Contacto: Isabel Coria al 480.963.3207 Ext. 125

St. Michael the Archangel Prayer Room

Individual prayer for physical & emotional healing, 6:30-8pm, every Thursday (except the second Thur. of the month) in St. Mary’s Parish Office. Contact: Isabel Coria at 480.963.3207

St. Vincent de Paul

We provide emergency food and other assistance to those who cannot help themselves. M W F 9-11:30am. Contact: Margaret Ryan at 480.814.7778

Taller de Oración y Vida

Contacto: Claudia Guardiola-Montes, 480.212.2922

Vocation Committee

Contacts: Jane Fraser (English) 480.899.2104; Alice Orozco (Español) 480.963.5627

Young Adult Ministry

Deepen your faith and enjoy fellowship with other young adults ages 18-35. Contacts: Alfonso Fraire  480.202.1587 or Brett Freidhof  480.292.6597

Youth Ministry

We work with those who are the future of our faith – preteens through high school age. Contact: Pat Kruska,