Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer—Romans 12:12
Daily Mass Livestreamed: Monday – Saturday at 8 am YouTube/TheCasaFRC (No public attendance)
Public Mass: Sunday at 9:15 am with limited music, no congregational singing, also livestreamed on YouTube and available on-demand. Doors open 15 minutes before Mass begins.
Livestream Mass (not open to the public): Saturday, August 8 at 5 pm with full music on YouTube. Communion offered on Sunday 11 am – 12 pm.
For your safety, as well as others, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE DECIDING WHETHER RETURNING TO PUBLIC MASS IS RIGHT FOR YOU AT THIS TIME. We will continue to monitor official health metrics to determine when future public Masses are held.
Should I come to Mass? Each person must make the decision of what is best for themselves and their family.
Stay home if: 1) You are feeling sick or have a fever. 2) You have a sick family member at home or have been recently exposed to someone who may be sick. 3) You are a primary caretaker of a vulnerable person. 4) You have been traveling or in large crowds. 5) You are at risk because of preexisting conditions or age.
Entering/Leaving the Church and Being Seated: When you arrive, please come to the main entrance and ushers will help guide you inside. Ushers will also guide you when leaving the church.
- Wearing a face mask that covers your nose and mouth must be worn throughout the Mass.
- Physical Distancing of at least 6 feet is required.
- Using Hand Sanitizer (will be provided) is required.
- Limited Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.
- Ushers will guide each person or family to their seat. No open seating.
- No printed materials will be available. Prayers will be shown on screen.
Holy Communion: Please view the Holy Communion Procedure video and follow these instructions:
- Continue to wear Face Mask.
- Continue Physical Distancing.
- Sanitize Hands.
- Communion will be given in the hand.
- Lower/lift your mask briefly to place the Body of Christ in your mouth.
Please remember that to come here is not without risk, as we are not a medically sterile facility. Each of us can do our best to protect ourselves and others.
LIVESTREAM MASSES (no public attendance):
Daily Mass: Monday – Saturday at 8 am
Holy Communion offered on Sunday 10 – 11 am in the church narthex. Face masks, hand sanitizing, and physical distancing required.
The church is open for private prayer and meditation Monday through Sunday – 9 am – 4 pm
While we currently do not have a front desk staff, if there is an emergency requiring a priest for the Anointing of the Sick for someone who is dying, please call 480.948.7460 and choose option #2, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. We always want to be available for the people in danger of death.
Keeping Our Eyes on the Horizon | July 24, 2020 | Public Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of the Angels, and more…
Keeping Our Eyes on the Horizon | July 17, 2020 | Video message from Fr. Joe and Charlie, Online opportunities and more…
Keeping Our Eyes on the Horizon | June 12, 2020 | Reminder: Mass times and Guidelines for Public Attendance; Fr. Sam’s upcoming prayerful discussion session on “Open Wide Our Hearts” against racism and more…
Keeping Our Eyes on the Horizon | June 5, 2020 | In solidarity against racial violence; Welcome Br. Henri, Father’s Day photos, public Mass reminders and more…
Keeping Our Eyes on the Horizon | May 29, 2020 | Public Mass procedures (see information at the top of this page for current guidelines) and more…
Keeping Our Eyes on the Horizon | May 22, 2020 | Links to Franciscan School of Theology Classes/Reflections and more…
Keeping Our Eyes on the Horizon | May 15, 2020 | Saying farewell and welcome to friars; Memorial Day prayers; links to Franciscan School of Theology Classes/Reflections and more…
Keeping Our Eyes on the Horizon | May 1, 2020 | Includes links to Franciscan School of Theology Classes/Reflections
Keeping Our Eyes on the Horizon | April 24, 2020 | Includes links to Franciscan School of Theology Classes/Reflections
Keeping Our Eyes on the Horizon | April 17, 2020 | Includes links to Franciscan School of Theology Classes/Reflections
Keeping Our Eyes on the Horizon | April 10, 2020 | Includes links to Franciscan School of Theology Classes/Reflections
Keeping Our Eyes on the Horizon | April 3, 2020 | Includes links to Franciscan School of Theology Classes/Reflections
WE’RE STAYING CONNECTED!
The Casa is a close-knit community, and social distancing is hard — especially when we need each other most. Thankfully, there are ways to stay in touch. You’ll find daily and Sunday Mass, prayers, messages of hope, and more on YouTube and Facebook. We’re glad to see so many of you participating and helping to keep our fellowship alive in the best way we can, right now. You’ll also receive weekly emails (sign up here), and updates on this page when available.
WHILE WE’RE APART
We continue to work and strategically plan to ensure the Casa is ready to welcome you home. When that time comes, the community will need our ministries and services more than ever, immediately following a period of lost revenues that make our good works possible. As we help each other through this hardship, your continued financial support is greatly appreciated and crucial to fulfill our mission of renewing lives through spiritual growth, healing and transformation, and service to others. Please consider donating online or by mail.
We are praying for your health and happiness. For specific prayer requests, please email casaprayerpartners(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com.
WAYS TO STAY HEALTHY IN CHALLENGING TIMES
We understand these changes causes hardship for all of us who consider the Casa our spiritual home, a place to weather life’s storms. Ryan M. Sheade, LCSW, the Casa’s Director of Therapy, Support, and Counseling Ministry shares some tips to help you through this difficult time.