St. Margaret Mary, Bullhead City, AZ exteriorName of Church St. Margaret Mary

Address 1691 North Oatman Road, Bullhead City AZ 86442

Phone number 928-758-7117

Website www.stmargaretmarybhc.com

Mass times Saturday Vigil, 5:30 p.m.; Sundays, 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. (Spanish).  Monday,  Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7:30 a.m.  Tuesday, 7 p.m. (bilingual).  Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.  Latin Mass, 2nd Sundays, October – June, 3 p.m.

Confessions Saturdays,4  – 4:30 p.m. & 6:30 – 7 p.m., and by appointment.

Names of priests Father Peter Dobrowski, pastor.  Father Dobrowski is the only priest at the parish, but there are two deacons on the staff who help him with preaching.

Music Different choirs sing at the weekend Masses.

St. Margaret Mary, Bullhead City AZ, altar and baldacchinoSpecial parish groups Knights of Columbus, Colmbian Ladies Auxiliary, Legion of Mary, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Prayer Chain, Respect Life

Special Activities Parishioners pray the rosary 20 minutes before every scheduled Mass.

Parking  No problem.

Cry room The vestibule area is separated from the main body of the church by glass.

Additional observations  St. Margaret Mary Church is in the diocese of Phoenix, and is about a 25-minute drive from Needles, California.  The parish was established in 1947; the current church was built in 2011.  Unlike the trend of the time it is surprisingly traditional, its design by Notre Dame professor Duncan Stroik.  It is built in the mission style to match the Mojave Desert in which it is located.

The parish has many retirees who insisted on a more traditional church, elements of which were opposed by the diocesan Office of Worship.  Father Dobrowski tells the story of the building of the traditional church in a non-traditional time in the November 2011 issue of Adoremus Bulletin (visit https://www.adoremus.org/1111Dobrowski.html).  It has many beautiful features, such as a 27-foot baldacchino (canopy over the altar) with a crucifix suspended from it.  Visit the website to take an online tour of the church.