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The Episcopal Parish of St Michael and
        All Angels, 602 North Wilmot Road, Tucson AZ 85711

Welcome to St. Michael and All Angels, Tucson Arizona

Our Mission: St. Michael and All
          Angels Tucson strengthens people by word and sacrament to be
          agents of Jesus’ gospel of justice, peace, and love in the
          world.

Celebrate With Us at a Special Concert!


Alan F. SchultzThe Episcopal Parish of
St. Michael and All Angels

cordially invites you to
a concert of thanksgiving in honor of

A.F. Schultz
The concert will feature renowned trumpeter
Mary Elizabeth Bowden
and noted organist
Douglas Leightenheimer.

Saturday April 26th at 2:30 PM
St. Michael and All Angels Church Sanctuary
602 North Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ


Easter Week will culminate in a special concert with Trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden and organist Doug Leightenheimer, in celebration of the naming of the A. F. Schultz Organ. Bring your friends and neighbors!

The free concert will be in thanksgiving to God for enabling us to retire the loan for our Æolian-Skinner organ and establish an endowment for its upkeep in the name of Alan F. Schultz. May it be known as the “Schultz Organ” in gratitude for Alan’s ministry of teaching in our parish school for over three decades, and his talented musicianship at St. Michael’s, St. Mark’s, and throughout Tucson! Alan has also been involved with Tucson Civic Chorus (now the Tucson Masterworks Chorale) and the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra.

Mary Elizabeth BowdenA member of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden has performed with the Baltimore Symphony, Fairfax Symphony, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, New World Symphony, Virginia Symphony and Santa Fe Opera, and at Colorado’s Breckenridge Music Festival. The First Prize winner of the 2012 International Women’s Brass Conference Trumpet Competition, she is co-founder of Florida’s Chrysalis Chamber Players, a recipient of a Yale Alumni Grant, and has collaborated in chamber music programs at the Marlboro Music Festival, The Banff Centre and at the Sydney Opera House.

In addition to being the music director and organist at St. Michael’s,
Douglas LeightenheimerDoug Leightenheimer is a second year doctoral student at the University of Arizona music department. For fifteen years he was director of music for First Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, NC, also serving as music director for the Schola Cantorum of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina. He was recently heard on KUAT radio as it broadcast his April 2013 recital, the Mildred Flood Mahoney Memorial Organ Series Concert at the University of Arizona. He will be performing another Mildred Flood series recital on April 27th, 2014.

Donations to the Schultz Organ Fund and Endowment are gratefully accepted. Free will offerings will also be accepted at the concert. More information can be found on our Schultz Organ page. Thank you for your generosity!

Alan SchultzMarch 25, 2014
Feast of the Annunciation to Our Lady

Dear Friends:

Two Sundays ago I was so happy to announce that the final loan payment for St. Michael’s Aeolian Skinner Organ was made. This effort to provide the church with a fine instrument for worship took over 20 years and the dedication of many people to accomplish! The acquisition, transport, refurbishment, architectural accommodation and installation cost over $1.2 million dollars! Solo Deo Gratia!

I am so happy to announce that the Vestry, upon completion of this goal, and the recommendation of many, has decided to dedicate the parish organ to Alan F. Schultz. Alan is such a worthy person to associate with this wonderful instrument which enhances, like nothing else, our worship of God! As a loved and respected teacher of English at St. Michael’s School for over 30 years who has trained students in writing, declamation, and public speaking and provided music for our school masses until this day, Alan has enriched the lives of thousands of students and their teachers over the years. Alan has served our parish as its organist for many years and composed Masses and other pieces for special occasions. Alan has shared his talent of musical composition and performance with the wider community through the Southern Arizona Community Orchestra, where he remains Conductor Emeritus, and the Tucson Masterworks Chorale. Alan also had an important role in bringing the Aeolian Skinner organ to St. Michael and All Angels over 20 years ago. May our instrument be called “The Schultz Organ!”

a window into the organ. (Right side)We want to insure the proper upkeep and maintenance of this fine instrument for generations of worshippers to come. To this end, we will establish “The Alan F. Schultz Endowment for the Organ.” Our initial goal will be $120,000. Quietly, we already have received over $14,000 in cash and over $30,000 in pledges toward the goal. We have $76,000 to reach our goal.

With joy and thanksgiving will you help with a pledge or gift to this special endowment in Alan Schultz’s honor? Pledges can be paid over four years. Reminders will be sent out early September in time for the annual Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, September 29th. All pledges and/or gifts will receive special recognition. All Book of Pipes contributions, once placed on the principal of the loans, will now be placed in the endowment. Once the corpus of the Schultz endowment is established, the earnings will accrue to be used to maintain the organ, providing good stewardship for the care of this instrument for years to come!

Thank you for your generous response. Please see our Music page or our new Schultz Organ page for info on how you can help us with this effort.

On April 26th at 2:30pm will have a special Concert of Thanksgiving by Trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden and our own Douglas Leightenheimer! We will announce the totals at the concert! Thank you for taking part in this effort to thank God for so many blessings!

Sincerely in Our Lord,
John R. Smith, Priest and Rector

Sunday Services

7:30 AM Morning Prayer
7:45 AM Mass with Homily
9:00 AM Family Mass
10:10 AM
Godly Play in the Parish Center
10:15 AM High Mass with Sermon
12:30 PM Mass in Spanish
5:00 PM Mass with Homily
6:00 PM
Evening Prayer

Weekday Services

Monday - 5:30 PM Low Mass for World Peace
Tuesday - 8:10 AM Lower School Mass
Wednesday - 12:10 PM Healing Mass with laying on of hands
Thursday - 9:40 AM Upper School Mass
Saturday - 8:30 AM
Low Mass

Church Office
(520) 886-7292

Monday through Thursday - 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon

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Our Lady of the Desert House of
                        Prayer

Our Lady of the Desert House of Prayer is now open!

It is available to small groups or individuals for retreats and as a spiritual guest house. Close to libraries, restaurants, and St. Michael and All Angels Church itself, it is an ideal location for families of patients at St. Joseph's and other hospitals, or for anyone who needs to get away for a few days to a quiet and peaceful setting.

Call 520-886-7292 for more information.

Our Lady of the Desert House of Prayer is located right behind the church at 6310 E Brian Kent. Parking is available in the Church's north parking lot.

Also at the House of Prayer...

St. Michael’s Contemplative Group Prayer has resumed! We meet 9:30 – 11:00 am each Saturday in Our Lady of The Desert House of Prayer, north of the church. Parking is on the west side of the house.  Come join the group and learn about Christian meditation and enjoy a short social time together. You will find it relaxing, peaceful and rewarding.


The St. Michael's School of Theology continues!

Sunday Morning Theology Group

Adult education continues with our "School of Theology" study group, Sundays at 9 AM in the Womble Library. Come and join in our wide-ranging discussions. We are currently watching a series of videos on Why Evil Exists, presented by Professor Charles Mathewes.  The course covers the problem of evil as considered by great thinkers and religious traditions throughout the ages. All are welcome to join in on our videos, and the lively discussions that follow.

Some books related to past, present and future discussion topics are shown below. Click to buy ANYTHING from Amazon, and a portion from the proceeds will go to help St. Michael's.

Wednesday Bible Study

The Wednesday adult education class meets at 10:00 am in the Womble Library.  In this class we have embarked on a study of the Old Testament.  We are currently viewing half-hour video lectures by Amy-Jill Levine, a professor at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School, followed by class discussion.  Professor Levine holds a chair in New Testament Studies.  Peter Schmidt facilitates this class. All are welcome!

Women's Bible Study

(Painting of Esther by Edwin Long, 1878. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.)Women’s Bible study is held Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in the Parish Center. It is that time of year again to start thinking about our next women’s bible study. The word “study” can have a negative connotation to it and that perhaps has made some ladies feel like they cannot attend because they do not have the time to study, or they have never studied the bible. The times we are together can give us treasures to aid us in our hurried, harried and pressured lives. There is a video we watch and perhaps as little as 15-20 minutes a day reading. If some cannot attend because they cannot drive at night, many women love to serve and one way is to give a ride.

This year we are going to study one of the most courageous women in the bible: Esther. If you ever felt inadequate or pushed into situations that seemed overpowering, this study is for you. It was tough being a woman in Esther’s day. We will explore the history and see how this can apply to us today. 

Books can be purchased ahead of time in the church office at a cost of $15. If you cannot afford the book, but still want to come, please do. The cost will be covered.
There is always room for one more!

(Image credit: Painting of "Queen Esther" by Edwin Long, 1878. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.)

Long Ago at St. Michael and All Angels...

St. Michael and All Angels Church as of December 26, 1953.
The newly-built church, December 26, 1953



Recently at St. Michael and All Angels...

(photos by KFB unless otherwise noted)

 

Palm Sunday begins in the Foundations Courtyard

Palm Sunday in the Foundations Courtyard

 

Return of the Alleluias

Easter Vigil: Return of the Alleluias

Easter Vigil begins – the Service of Light

Easter Vigil begins: the Service of Light

Easter Vigil: Baptism in the Labyrinth

Easter Vigil: Baptism in the Labyrinth

Guest Musicians Play Brass

Easter Sunday: Guest musicians play brass...

The St. Michael and All Angels Choir

...and the Choir sings!



 

Welcome to St. Michael's and All Angels!

We are an Episcopal Church community in Tucson, Arizona. We enjoy an Anglo-Catholic expression in our worship, and are socially involved in our Tucson community, our country, and the world. We are located at the corner of Fifth and Wilmot.

  

 St. Michael's Parish Day School

 St. Michael's Parish Day School is a co-educational private day school in Tucson, Arizona, with grades kindergarten through eighth. The school offers a broad and balanced curriculum of academics, fine arts, and athletics. Religious instruction and attendance at chapel program are also part of the curriculum.

Click here to visit the website of our Parish Day School.


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