PARISHIONERS & GUESTS


From our Pastor

DRESS CODE AT MATER

The respect and adherence to the dress code at Mater Misericordiæ Parish is essential and required for all attending our Solemn Celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. 

Appropriate dress attire can either foster or hurt the sacredness of the sanctuary and the reverence and respect, out of love, due to God. You are dressing for God. In addition, modest attire is charity for neighbor and for oneself.

Clothes therefore are asked to be modest and clean according to one’s means for both men and women. Sunday best clothing is not expected but encouraged during weekdays. Exceptions can be made prudentially due to work or other personal obligations, however the following must always be followed.

MEN

DO WEAR

-a button down shirt                                                                                                -a pullover shirt with a collar (such as a polo shirt)
-neat and clean pants
-consider wearing a tie on Sundays                                                                      –a suit coat in cold weather


DO NOT WEAR

-sleeveless shirts, shorts, flip flops or sandals
-outfits with large logos or distracting messages


WOMEN

DO WEAR

-blouses or shirts with modest necklines (no low-cut, plunging or deep-scoop) and that have at least 1/4 length sleeves
-dresses and skirts that cover the knee when seated or standing

DO NOT WEAR

-dresses or skirts that don’t completely cover the knees when sitting or standing
-shorts of any kind
-beachwear
tight-fitting, see-through (sheer or lace) dresses, skirts, or tops
-blouses or shirts that are low-cut, bare midriff, spaghetti straps, have plunging necklines, that expose the bare shoulders or bare back, that are see-through or are sleeveless
-dresses or skirts with slits above the knee
-jeans, leggings, or t-shirts
-outfits with large logos or distracting messages
-flip flops, beach sandals, or sneakers

Please do not take it upon yourself to ensure others are following the dress code. The priests and parish staff will make sure proper communication is made when needed.

frequently asked questions

How do I follow along with the Mass?

The Saint Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal  for the Traditional Latin Mass is available in all pews. This contains the ordinary text for the Mass in both English and Latin side-by-side, as well as the propers for Sundays and major feast days.

Also, the parish  Notitiae bulletin contains the propers for Sunday Masses. Printed copies are located on the table in the vestibule upon entering the church.

You may also purchase Missals from the official FSSP bookstore.

Is there space in the church available for the handicapped?

Yes, there is space near the front and back pews.

Is there a place where nursing mothers, or mothers with disorderly children can go and still follow the Mass?

At Mater Misericordiæ Church there are multiple televisions with video feed in the parish hall so that those attending to little children can still follow along with the Mass.

At St. Edward the Confessor there is a cry room for parents or caregivers and their children ONLY. Additionally, a television with live video feed is installed in the vestibule at St. Edward and can be used for overflow or when children become disorderly.

How do I make a good Confession?

Please click here to read about it on our Sacraments page.

What is required to go to receive Holy Communion?

Please click here to read about it on our Sacraments page.

How do I become Catholic?

Please click here to read about it on our Sacraments page.

How do I become a member of Mater Misericordiæ Catholic Church?

All who live within the borders of the Diocese of Phoenix and have been attending Mass at Mater Misericordiæ  are welcome to join our parish community!

One can register in two ways:
1) Fill out the physical parish registration form available on table in the vestibule (area upon entering the church).

2) Online by  going to the “Contact Us” page above. There you will find a link to our Online Registration Form. 

Can I get my child baptized, receive First Holy Communion, and/or have receive Confirmation? Can I get married at Mater Misericordiæ?

Yes, if you are a registered parishioner of this parish. Fill out a New Parishioner Registration form if you are not currently registered. Contact our office staff if you have any questions. Please  click here to read about the sacraments on our Sacraments page.