Blog & Pastor Letters

Our New Parochial Administrator (effective July 1)


Fr. Victor Yakubu will be your new Parochial Administrator.

Most recently, Fr. Yakubu is Parochial Vicar at St. Paul Parish in Phoenix. He will also be parochial administrator of Our Lady of the Desert in Dolan Springs.

Fr. Julius Kayiwa, who was here almost 9 or 10 years ago. He will be your new parochial vicar, as he is now assigned here to Saint Mary and to Dolan Springs under Fr. Victor Yakubu.

Pastor Transfer

02-23-2019NewsFr. Matthew Krempel

My Dearest and Faithful Parishioners,

May Jesus bless you with His peace.

On Wednesday, the 13th of February, I received a phone call around 3:15pm from the Vicar for Priests of the Diocese of Phoenix; namely, Fr. David Sanfilippo. He informed me that Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted wanted me to move to another parish in the Phoenix area, probably Tempe. He explained to me the details, and then asked me if I would accept this transfer. When I asked by what date, he said by July 1, 2019. He waited for my answer. I finally told him yes, that I would be willing to transfer to another parish.