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Caregiver Workshop October 16, 2019

Posted on September 29, 2019 at 8:45 PM Comments comments ()

Free Caregiving Workshop

FHAN, Faith Health Alliance North sponsors a free annual workshop addressing issues of health and aging. This year's gathering focuses on the caregiver.

It will be held on October 16th, 2019 from 1 pm to 3:30 pm at Vista De La Montana United Methodist Church, 3001 E Miravista Ln, Catalina, AZ. Registration begins at 12:30 pm.

Caregiving can be challenging, demanding and unrelenting, but for the right person, with the proper support system, it can also be a rewarding experience.

This workshop offers an opportunity to listen as other caregivers share their stories. There will be an opportunity to learn about community resources available and for you to find the support you need as a caregiver.

Register by calling 928-351-7545 or email at

Summer VBS 2019

Posted on May 24, 2019 at 4:10 PM Comments comments ()

June 3rd to June 7th: "Giddyup Junction" For ages 5-12, 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Open Door Baptist Church, 16131 N. Vernon Dr., register by calling 520-591-5227.

June 24th to June 28th: "Roar! Life is wild, God is good" For grades K-5, 9:30 am - 11:30 am. LifePoint Church, 3137 E. Everett St., 520-917-0530.

July 8th to July 12th: "Miraculous Mission: Jesus Saves the World" For grades K-5, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, Santa Catalina Catholic Church, 14380 N Oracle, 520-825-9611 x107, or register online at 

July 21st to July 26th:"Vocation" Bible School "Called to Serve" July 21st is kick-off barbecue, 6 pm. VBS classes for the whole family, July 22nd to July 26th. 6 pm. Dinner included! Catalina Lutheran Church, 15855 Twin Lakes Rd., 520-825-9255. 

Terrific Tuesdays! Dates and times TBA. Vista de la Montana United Methodist Church, 3001 Miravista Ln. Call 520-825-1985 for more information.

Healing Journeys Support Group Jan-Feb 2019

Posted on December 14, 2018 at 1:35 PM Comments comments ()

Help for those who grieve

Casa de la Luz has several grief support groups that can provide support and healing after loss. One of the groups will be meeting in Catalina, at the Santa Catalina Catholic Church, 14380 N Oracle Rd.

It is called "Healing Journeys Support Group", for adults after the loss of a loved one. It will be meeting on Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30pm, from January 10 through February 28, 2019 (8 wks). For information, registration, and/or directions, call Casa de la Luz at 520-544-9890.

Reformation Celebration October 27, 2018

Posted on October 14, 2018 at 4:40 PM Comments comments ()


2:30 program

games, "trunk-or-treat" and dinner by German Food Station

At Catalina Lutheran Church

15855 N Twin Lakes Dr.


"Walk to Bethlehem" Dec. 5, 6, 7, 2018

Posted on September 28, 2018 at 9:55 PM Comments comments ()

Vista de la Montaña UMC invites you to join them again this December 5, 6 and 7, 2018 when they will bring to life the story of Christmas as it may have occurred over 2000 years ago. They will begin taking online reservations on Saturday, November 24. Visit

Church Rummage Sale October 5-7, 2018

Posted on September 18, 2018 at 2:35 AM Comments comments ()

G-I-G-A-N-T-I-C Church Rummage Sale!!!!

October 5 —7, 2018:  Friday 7am—4pm, Saturday 8am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 2pm

Furniture, Household Items, Tools, 1983 Mercedes Convertible, 1/8 acre of items!

Vista United Methodist Church 3001 E. Miravista Lane

Veteran's day observance in Catalina Nov 10, 2018

Posted on September 18, 2018 at 2:35 AM Comments comments ()

For Veteran’s Day, we will be selling baked goods, pickles and jam and Pastor Morehouse will be holding a Memorial Service for fallen soldiers at 11:00 A.M. at Claire’s Café. This will be held on Nov. 10, a Saturday, since Veteran’s Day falls on a Sunday. To honor all Veterans, we will be handing out vouchers for a free breakfast or lunch at Claire’s limited to the first 50 Veterans who attend.

Fall Activities at Santa Catalina Catholic Church 2018

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 8:30 PM Comments comments ()

Bilingual Worship Concert with Jaime Cortez - Friday, October 19 at 6:30 pm

Santa Catalina Catholic Church invites you to come and enjoy a night of bilingual music with renowned Catholic artist, Jaime Cortez, who will sing top hits from a long list of sacred music he has composed. $25 per person. Reserve your tickets online at http:/ Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, please call the parish office at 825-9611 or check it out online at

Santa Catalina’s Bountiful Bazaar - November 3

Santa Catalina Catholic Church is hosting its 3rd annual craft and gifts fair on Saturday, November 3, 9 am - 3 pm, in the Parish Hall. This is a FREE one-day community event. This is a great opportunity to start or finish your holiday shopping! Select from a variety of craft and gift items from over 25 local crafters and direct sale vendors. Door prizes and snack bar. Plus, get one free entry for door prizes just for visiting! Follow this event online at

Catalina Community Center Summer Activities for Kids 2018

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 4:45 PM Comments comments ()

Lots of fun things are happening at our own Catalina Community Center (formerly the "Rec Center"):

Fun, interactive reading programs sponsored by the Catalina Public Library:

June 11 and 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, all at the Catalina Community Center at 10:00am

Catalina Summer Camp--Free!

Sports, swimming, arts, speakers, reading program, and field trips! For ages 5-12, register online at Session I: June 4-29, Session II: July 2-27.

Catalina Pool hours: May 26 -- Aug 5, 2018, Open swim M-Th 1-5pm, Sat-Sun, 1-5pm, and family swim 5-7pm. (Closed Friday) Children $1, Adults $3. See for more info.

Summer VBS Sessions 2018

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 4:40 PM Comments comments ()

May 28- June 1, 9:30am-12noon: "Operation Arctic" Open Door Baptist Church, 16131 N Vernon Dr. Register online at or call 520-591-5227

June 12--July 17, Tuesdays only (except for July 4th), 11am-2pm: "Terrific Tuesdays" Vista de la Montaña United Methodist Church, 3001 E. Miravista Ln. Call 825-1985.

June 18--June 22, 9am-12noon: "Sports" First Baptist Church, 3505 E. Wilds Rd. Call 818-2555.

June 25--June 29, 9am-11:30am: "Shipwrecked" LifePoint Church, 3137 Everett, Register online at

July 9--July 13, 9am--12:30pm: "Splash Canyon" Santa Catalina Catholic Church, 14380 N. Oracle, 520-825-9611, Register online at

July 16--July 20, 6pm-8pm: "Make a Joyful Noise". Catalina Lutheran Church, 15855 N. Twin Lakes. Dinner provided. Call 825-9255.