Name of Church Mater Misericordiae Mission

Address 1537 West Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Phone number (602) 253-6090


Mass Schedule Sunday, 7, 9, 11 a.m. (sung Mass). Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. Tuesday & Thursday, noon. Wednesday & Friday, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 6:30 & 8 a.m. All Latin Tridentine.

Confessions Monday – Saturday, 30 minutes before Masses. Saturdays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Sundays, half hour before Masses. Weekdays, half hour before Masses and by appointment.

Names of priests Fr. Michael Passo, FSSP, pastor. Fr. Michael Malain, FSSP, assistant pastor.

Special groups and activities Knights of Columbus, Schola (sings during Mass), Society of Sts. Martha and Mary

Music On Sundays, organ during the 7 & 9 a.m. Masses; the 11 a.m. is a sung Mass. Frequently there will be a sung Mass during the week, too.

School No, but there are catechism classes.

Parking You can park in lots on either side of the church.

Cry room No, but you can go into the vestibule, which is separated from the church by glass.

Additional observations Mater Misericordiae Mission is served by priests of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, which celebrates Mass according to the 1962 missal. It’s a simple brick building that was formerly a Baptist church, acquired in 2010 and renovated. It has a traditional altar flanked on either side by statues of the Blessed Mother and St. Joseph. It’s located in downtown Phoenix, about five minutes west of the chancery office. Liturgies are impeccably done; sermons always orthodox. The FSSP priests also serve other churches in the diocese; see the website for Mass times. Mater Misericordiae Mission made the national news in 2014, when an intruder murdered the associate pastor, Fr. Kenneth Walker, and seriously injured the pastor, Fr. Joseph Terra.