Algunos sacramentos se ofrecen solo a feligreses registrados en nuestra parroquia.


The first of the Sacraments of Initiation

Without baptism no other sacrament can be validly received. The old man of sin in us is put to death and buried with Christ in order that we may live a new risen life of grace as a member of His Church. Baptism washes away Original Sin and any past personal sins, it gives the character of an adopted child of God and member of Christ’s mystical body, and it plants the seeds of Eternal Life. You may also receive this as adult if you are not baptized and want to receive instruction and enter the Catholic Church as a member of Mater Misericordiae.

Children under 7 years of age may receive an infant baptism.

Children 5-17 will need to join our C.C.D. program when registrations are open.

Adults 18+ must join RCIA when registrations are open in the fall. Contact the parish office if you have questions about enrollment.  Please call or email us at:



The second of the Sacraments of Initiation

This sacrament is where the fullness of the virtues and gifts of the Holy Ghost and the character of a Christian Soldier is given. Confirmation ought to be received in the state of grace, preceded by a good confession and while fasting. Confirmation is normally reserved to the Diocesan Bishop in all cases except for those adults who enter the Catholic Church by receiving the Sacrament of Baptism at their parish.

The Diocese of Phoenix follows the more traditional policy of giving Confirmation to children prior to their receiving their First Holy Communion. 

Registered families with children 5-17 may join our C.C.D. program when registrations are open to receive their confirmation.

Adults 18+ must join RCIA when registrations are open in the fall. Contact the parish office if you have questions about enrollment.  Please call or email us at:


Sagrada Eucaristía

The last of the Sacraments of Initiation

The Holy Eucharist is the greatest of the sacraments since it gives not only Sanctifying Grace (as all the other sacraments do), but it gives the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity, of Jesus Christ Himself. The Sacrament of Our Lord’s Body and Blood is given during Holy Mass and outside of Mass to sick and elderly parishioners who are unable to attend Holy Mass.

To receive the Eucharist worthily one must
1. be a Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church
2. not conscious of having committed any mortal sin since one’s last confession
3. without food or drink for at least 1 Hour before receiving Holy Communion (Water and Medicine do not break the Fast).

In the Traditional Latin Mass, Holy Communion is given only on the tongue while kneeling (unless one is unable to kneel). There is no response of “Amen” since the priest himself says that for each communicant.

To make it easier for you and the priest, please do the following carefully: close your eyes, tilt your head back, open your mouth wide while extending your tongue over your bottom lip, and try not to move until the Sacred Host is placed on your tongue. 

Registered families with children 5-17 may join our C.C.D. program when registrations are open to receive their confirmation.

Adults 18+ must join RCIA when registrations are open in the fall. Contact the parish office if you have questions about enrollment.  Please call or email us at:



This is the Sacrament of mercy

In Confession sins are forgiven and penance is done. Penance is both to make up for those sins already forgiven and to help preserve the penitent from future falls. All Mortal Sins that one recalls since his last good confession must be confessed by both kind and number. Venial sins may also be confessed.

Sorrow must be for a supernatural motive (filial fear of God’s punishments and/or filial love for God who has been offended). Some purpose of amendment must be included with true sorrow (firm resolve to not sin again and to remove any obstacles/occasions which can and ought to be removed).

Remember the 5 Steps to make a good confession:
1) Find out your sins with an examination of conscience
2) Be sorry for them
3) Make up your mind not to sin again
4) Confess your sins to the priest
5) Do the penance he gives you

Visitors who are not familiar with the Traditional Latin Rite need not worry, for only the absolution prayers are said in Latin by the priest.

After kneeling in the confessional, begin with some customary formula such as, “Bless me father, for I have sinned. My last confession was [mention how long since last confession] and these are my sins…” If you need help, advice, or have a question, don’t be afraid to ask the priest.

After listening to his advice/admonition, pray your act of contrition when he tells you to, and begin your penance after departing the confessional.

Confession times are posted in our parish calendar.


This Sacrament is also known as Anointing of the Sick
Este sacramento se conoce como: Unción de los enfermos

It is for those in danger of death from some internal illness, physical injury, or very old age, in order to prepare them with the graces they need for a holy death or to heal them of their infirmity if God so wills.

This sacrament, outside the case of an unforeseen emergency, ought to be given when the sick person consciously desires this sacrament and is able to make a good confession.

If your loved one is in danger of death from illness, injury, or very old age, please do not wait to call when they are almost at the point of death. Call the priests early enough to help them receive it with the best possible dispositions.

For sacramental emergencies, please call   602-253-6090

(Follow the prompts, then press 1)

Para emergencias sacramentales, llame al   602-253-6090

(Siga las instrucciones, y luego oprime 1)

Orden Sagrado

This Sacraments allows man participate in the ministerial Priesthood of Jesus Christ the Eternal High Priest in order to Sanctify, Teach, and Govern the people redeemed by His Precious Blood.

There are three grades of this sacrament: Deacon, Priest, and Bishop.

The man in Holy Orders sanctifies the people through the offering of the Sacrifice of the Mass and the Prayers of the Divine Office, as well as administering the other sacraments. He teaches them through his preaching and his catechetical instruction. He governs them by carrying out his pastoral duties according to his rank and pastoral appointment given him by his superiors in the Church.

If you are a resident of Arizona and are interested in discerning a priestly vocation with the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), after having viewed the info online, please contact us to make an appointment with one of the priests.


This is the Sacrament of the family, the domestic church.

The primary purpose of this holy union of man and woman is the procreation and education of children and the secondary is the mutual love and support of the spouses. This sacrament gives all the special graces needed for the spouses to be faithful to each other and it enables them to educate and form their children to know and live out their Catholic Faith as true disciples of Christ.

The Diocese of Phoenix has a 9-month period of preparation time for engaged couples in order to insure sufficient time for catechesis and review of all documentation on the freedom of each person to marry.

Marriage Preparation classes are provided by both the Diocesan Office for Marriage and by our priests.

You must contact our parish office before beginning your marriage preparation and before setting a final wedding date. Please call or email us at:



If you, or one of your loved one, are not a current parishioner, and your desire is to have funeral and burial rites from the priests at Mater Misericordiæ  Catholic Church please register!

Our priests are able and willing to provide this for all registered parishioners only. Please have your funeral home of choice contact us directly as all arrangements are made through them.


¡Si usted, o uno de sus seres queridos, no es un feligrés actual, y su deseo es tener los ritos funerarios y de entierro de los sacerdotes de la parroquia de Mater Misericordiæ (que incluye la iglesia de San Eduardo Confesor) por favor regístrese!

Nuestros sacerdotes son capaces y están dispuestos a proporcionar esto sólo para todos los feligreses registrados. Por favor haga que la funeraria de su elección nos contacte directamente ya que todos los arreglos se hacen a través de ellos.


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