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Meet Fr. John Bonavitacola

Father John Bonavitacola was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 1988 after completing his formation at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. He credits St. John Paul II’s visit to Philadelphia in 1979 as the inspiration for his vocation. Father served 12 years as the Director of Chaplaincy Services for the Philadelphia prison system.

Fr. John has served as Pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Tempe, Arizona for over 22 years. He has served on the Diocesan Finance Council for 10 years and has been Dean of the South Deanery for the past 6 years. He serves on the board of directors for the International Stewardship Council and successfully introduced “Stewardship as a Way of Life” at Mt. Carmel.

Fr. John serves as board president of the Priests Assurance Association (manages priests retirement funds) and on the Diocesan Compensation Committee (manages lay employee salary, benefits, retirement plan.) He also serves on the Investment Committee for our diocese and is also on the board for the Mustard Tree Foundation which provides scholarships to treatment programs for teens and adults.

Father is a trained substance abuse counselor and has worked with the Twelve Step Community for 25 years. He has given Twelve Step Retreats all over the world. In 2010 Fr. John established the FullCircle Program. This program offers services at no cost to young people and their families who are struggling with substance abuse and related disorders. Currently the program operates as a separate non-profit in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas City and Georgia. Fr. John serves as the Executive Director.

In his free time, Fr. John enjoys writing, cooking and making his own pasta sauce. He is excited to bring Christ to the people of Sun City West and the surrounding Vistancia area in unique and exciting ways.

FR. JOHN'S WEEKLY LETTER

Maintaining the Integrity of the Eucharist

07-25-2021Fr. John Bonavitacola

Dear Friends,

This issue will be divisive but it has been divisive for some time. This issue will be politicized but then again it already has been politicized. A clarifying decision one way or the other has serious and troubling consequences. But much like King David, after committing adultery and murder, and was given a choice of three consequences by God, all of which were hard to swallow, there is a choice of unpalatable consequences likewise on this issue.

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Blessed Fr. McGivney Traveling Statue & Prayer Program

Our Knights of Columbus, Council #11809, are providing a beautiful opportunity to pray a week of special prayers to Blessed Fr. Michael McGivney in the comfort of your home.

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Food for the Hungry

In July we are collecting non perishable food for the Valley View Community Food Bank. Food may be dropped off in the barrels in the narthex of the church before or after Mass.

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Liturgical Volunteers Needed

We are looking for new (or returning) Altar Servers to join us in assisting our priests for weekend Masses. We especially encourage young people to begin serving!

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Traveling Blessed Fr. Michael McGivney Statue

By praying this program with the statue, you are petitioning through Blessed Fr. McGivney for a miracle to occur and asking for your special intention to be answered by God.

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Parish Mission Statement

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish is community of the Christian Faithful entrusted to the care of our pastor,
under the authority of the Bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix, who leads us to proclaim the
Word of God in its entirety to all who live in our territorial boundaries.

We seek to instruct in the truth of the faith and foster good works in the name of Christ.
The miracle of the Most Holy Eucharist is the center of our Christian life.