In order to give our Staff and Parishioners some time to mourn the loss of our Pastor, Fr. Joe McGaffin - the Parish Office will be closed and all group meetings cancelled from February 20 - 22. Normal hours and operations will resume on February 23rd. Thank you for your understanding. Daily Mass Schedules will not change.
Offices Closed February 20 - 22
Fr. Joe Memorial
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Joseph McGaffin, pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton Parish. He passed away Sunday February 12, 2017 at the age of 52.
Fr. Joe McGaffin was born December 8, 1964 in Utica, New York, and Ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Phoenix on June 1, 1996.
He served as Parochial Vicar of St. Mary Parish in Chandler, St. Paul Parish in Phoenix, St. Daniel the Prophet Parish in Scottsdale, St. Jerome Parish in Phoenix and St. Clement of Rome Parish in Sun City. He was named Pastor of Resurrection Parish in 2006 and St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in 2010 where he was Pastor until he was called home to the Lord.
He was hospitalized in October with respiratory problems. Fr. Joe had hoped to return to St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in the coming weeks to serve once again as their pastor. Saturday evening he attended the vigil Mass at St. Elizabeth Seton and received Holy Communion. He was called home by the Lord early Sunday morning. May he now receive the reward of a good and faithful servant.
Sunday 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am
Mon - Sat 8:00 am
Saturday 3:00 - 3:45 pm
Friday 8:00 am - noon
We will be closed February 20 - 22
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Parish Offices will be closed & group meetings cancelled from February 20–22 as we mourn the loss of Fr Joe
02/17/17 11:34 pm
We pray for the repose of Fr. Joe’s soul. Wake from 3-7pm 2/16/17. Funeral 10am 2/17/17. All at the parish.
02/13/17 9:46 pm
With sorrow we announce our Pastor, Fr. Joe McGaffin passed away Feb 12. Information on services to follow.
02/13/17 9:21 pm
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- Father Sylvester Modebei, Temporary Parochial Administrator
- Deacon Larry Grey, Deacon
- Deacon Mike Napolitano, Deacon
- Deacon Gary Gallagher, Deacon
- Deacon Steven Justus, Deacon
- Deacon Paul Csuy, Deacon (retired)
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