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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

ALPHA – St. Juan Diego

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.
Sally 602.686.4545 salpent@hotmail.com
480.540.3639 klsondelski@gmail.com

Altar Servers – Youth

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.
St. Juan Diego: Robert Benda 720.891.0808
St. Mary English: Fr. Elario
St. Mary Spanish: Fr. Edgardo

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 as well as the Gift Shops.
Cherise 480.620.8853

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.
St. Mary: Emma Cereceres 480.726.7693
St. Juan Diego: Mary Dluzen

Boy Scouts

Christina Campbell 602.577.9175

Couples for Christ

Francis Cruz 480.213.6652

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Practicing Catholics in good standing with the Catholic Church may participate in Liturgical Ministries.
St. Juan Diego: Jocelyn John sjd.em@stmarychandler.org

Greeters For Mass

Welcome all to the Lord’s house before Mass.
St. Mary English: 480.963.3207
St. Mary Español: Javier León

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.
St. Mary: Lenor Montemayor 480.415.3734
St. Juan Diego: Sandy Davaz

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.
Warren Pitman 480.431.2945

Knights of Columbus

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

Fr. Patterson Council #3121
Grand Knight John Weindorf 480.785.4984

Fr. Louis Anthony Sigman Council #16277
Grand Knight Mike Rimbey 602.510.0768 skmikerimbey@gmail.com

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 – St. Mary
ier Gonzalez 602.448.3169

Men’s Group / That Man is You

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


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

St. Mary: Sam Rayes 480.963.3207 x107
St. Juan Diego: George Rayes 480.963.3207 x147

Our Lady of Peñafrancia

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

Perpetual Adoration – St. Mary

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

Pew Ministry – St. Juan Diego

Rosalie Inocencio 480.883.8339

Respect Life

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 us.
St. Mary: Delia Tobin 480.510.2312

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.
St. Juan Diego: Connie Rosinski 480.760.5630

Silent Strength Prayer Group

Please join us in prayer for loved ones who’ve fallen away from their faith every Saturday from 9:30-10:30 AM in St. Juan Diego Chapel (enter from South door). Just come and pray with us!
Deborah Burgesser 480.318.5860

Singles Bible Study

Marty Reilly 480.399.1942

St. Michael the Archangel Prayer Room

Individual prayer for physical & emotional healing, 6:30 PM-8 PM, every Thursday (except the second Thur. of the month) in St. Mary’s Parish Office.
Isabel Coria 480.963.3207 Ext. 125

St. Vincent de Paul

We provide emergency food and other assistance to those who cannot help themselves. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9-11:30 AM.
Margaret Ryan 480.814.7778

Vocation Committee

English: Jane Fraser 480.899.2104
Español: Alice Orozco 480.963.5627

Young Adult Ministry

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

Youth Ministry

We work with those who are the future of our faith – preteens through high school age.
Airam Gonzalez 480.963.3207 x122 airam.gonzalez@stmarychandler.org