Sunday, September 17, 2017

You Are Not Your Own

In today's brief selection from St. Paul's letter to the Romans, we learn, “None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself. For if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord.” This affirms that your life is not about you! It’s about God and God’s purpose for you. It’s about being drawn out of your comfort zone and into the adventurous space of divine mission. 

Mass Readings

Reading 1 - Sirach 27:30 - 28:7
Psalm - Psalm 103:1-12
Reading 2 - Romans 14:7-9
Gospel - Matthew 18:21-35

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Old Adobe Radio

Today's Holy Mass Readings


  Video Reflection on Today's Readings.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Procession 09/10/2017

On Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., directly after the 5:00 p.m. Mass, the community of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Parish, in Scottsdale will celebrate the Procession of the statue of Our Lady of Perpetual Help back to its original home at the Old Adobe Mission (3817 North Brown Avenue). We will depart walking from the main foyer of the church (7655 E. Main St. - see map below) after the Sunday evening Mass heading west on Main, across Miller Rd., turning right onto McKnight, across 75th Street onto First Avenue, across Drinkwater Blvd. into the parking of the Saguaro Hotel, exiting on Buckboard back onto First Avenue, continuing walking west until Brown Avenue where we will turn left (south) until we reach the Old Adobe Mission, the original building of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish.

The Procession has been approved by the City of Scottsdale and will be escorted by two motorcycle police officers, Knights of Columbus, and our Boy Scouts Troop 446. We have received permission by The Saguaro Hotel’s general manager, Mr. Joe Iturri, to cross his property. Traffic to the streets will be temporarily stopped by our police escorts. Total walking time is 30 minutes, about a mile and a half.

Please join us in this very symbolic, old world style procession! Please wear comfortable, walking shoes. Any help that you can offer with the procession is greatly appreciated. And, although the statue is to be transported in the church’s pick-up truck with the community walking behind it, carrying Our Lady out of the church and, upon arrival, into the Old Adobe Mission will require the help of many. A beautiful, historical replica of the high altar has been constructed to welcome Our Lady back home! If you plan to walk in the procession, please contact Gloria Argueso at (602) 618-1189. Please contact Rad Masinelli, (480) 980-3628, if you can help in any way with our procession.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

It was a night of gathering and learning as staff and volunteers of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd came together at the Old Adobe Mission Thursday evening. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


This handsome Plaque was presented to the Old Adobe Mission by the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Old Adobe Mission 
Est. 1933

The First Catholic Parish and Oldest Standing Catholic Church Building in Scottsdale, Arizona. 
Built by Hand by the Mexicans who settled here in the Late 1910s.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Adobe Communion

1. Say these Prayers slowly, a few words at a time.
2. It is well to stop after every few words that they may sink into the heart.
3. Each prayer may be said several times.


Prayer for Help
O my God help me to make a good Communion. Mary, my dearest Mother, pray to Jesus for me. My dear Angel Guardian, lead me to the Altar of God.

Act of Faith
O God, because Thou hast said it, I believe that I shall receive the Sacred Body of Jesus to eat, and His precious Blood to drink. My God, I believe that with all my heart.

Act of Humility
My God, I confess that I am a poor sinner; I am not worthy to receive the Body and Blood of Jesus on account of my sins. Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldest enter under my roof; say but the word, and my soul shall be healed.

Act of Sorrow
My God, I detest all the sins of my life. I am sorry for them, because they have offended Thee, my God who art so good. I resolve never to commit sin any more. My good God, pity me, have mercy on me, forgive me. Amen.

Act of Adoration
O Jesus great God, present on the Altar, I bow down before Thee, I adore Thee.

Act of Love and Desire
Sweet Jesus, I love Thee. I desire with all my heart to receive Thee. Most sweet Jesus, come into my poor soul, and give me Thy Flesh to eat and Thy Blood to drink. Give me Thy whole self, Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity, that I may live forever with Thee.

O most sweet Virgin Mary, Mother of God and my Mother, lend me, I beseech thee, thy Immaculate Heart to receive my Jesus: that so I may receive Him by thee, by  whom the world received Him.

O Jesus, I offer Thee Thy sinless Mother's Heart, with its perfect dispositions at the moment of Thy Incarnation and all her communions. Come to me now by her, as I came to Thee by her. With her heart let me receive Thee.


O my Queen, thou hast given me Jesus in thy heart, therefore, now, with the same true heart, entertain Him for me. Adore Him, thank Him, and implore Him for the graces thou knows me to need-in particular . . . . .

O Jesus, I believe that I have received Thy Flesh to eat and Thy Blood to drink, because Thou hast said it, and Thy word is true.

O Jesus, my God, my Creator, I adore Thee, because from Thy Hands I came and with Thee I am to be happy forever.

O Jesus, I am but dust and ashes, and yet Thou hast come to me, and my poor heart may speak to Thee.

Sweet Jesus, I love Thee; I love Thee with all my heart. Thou knows that I love Thee, and wish to love Thee daily more and more.

My good Jesus, I thank Thee with all my heart. How good, how kind Thou art to me, sweet Jesus. Blessed be Jesus in the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

O Jesus, receive my poor offering. Jesus Thou hast given Thyself to me, and let me give myself to Thee:

I give Thee my body, that it may be chaste and pure.

I give Thee my soul, that it may be free from sin.

I give Thee my heart, that it may always love Thee.

I give Thee every breath that I shall breathe. and especially my last; I give Thee myself in life and in death, that I may be Thine for ever and ever.

O Jesus, wash away my sins with Thy precious Blood.

O Jesus, the struggle against temptation is not yet finished. My Jesus, when temptation comes near me, make me strong against it. In the moment of temptation may I always say, "Jesus, mercy! Mary, help!"

O Jesus, may I lead a good life; may I die a happy death. May I receive Thee before I die. May I say when I am dying, "Jesus, Mary, Joseph, I give you my heart and my soul."

Listen now for a moment to Jesus Christ; perhaps He has something to say to you. There may be some promise you have made and broken, which He wishes you to make again and keep. Answer Jesus in your heart, and tell Him all your troubles. Then pray for others.

O Jesus, have mercy on Thy Holy Church; take care of it.

O Jesus, have pity on poor sinners, and save them from hell.

O Jesus, bless my father, my mother, my brothers and sisters, and all I ought to pray for, as Thy Heart knows how to bless them.

O Jesus, have pity on the poor souls in Purgatory, and give them eternal rest.

Sweet Jesus, I am going away for a time, but trust not without Thee. Thou are with me by Thy grace. I will never leave Thee by mortal sin. I do not fear to do so, though I am so weak, because I have such hope in Thee. Give me grace to persevere. Amen.