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Ajo, Arizona 85321

  St. Maria Goretti

Prayers from the Feast

Father, source of innocence and lover of chastity, you gave St. Maria Goretti the privilege of offering her life in witness to Christ. As you gave her the crown of martyrdom, let her prayers keep us faithful to your teaching. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Lord God, you gave St. Maria Goretti the crown of eternal joy because she gave her life rather than renounce the virginity she had promised in witness to Christ.
With the courage this Eucharist brings, help us to rise out of the bondage of our earthly desires and to attain the glory of your kingdom. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


We are plesed to announce that the Ajo Chapter of the Maria Goretti Society will be formed soon in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Ajo. The Society has been approved by Bishop Moreno and allows membership to all who are able to pray between the ages of 11 to college age. Father Rego is the spiritual director of our group which will be headed up locally by Mrs. Beverly Mikus.

The mission of the Saint Maria Goretti Society is to further and enhance the Catholic faith in all who are able to pray. The society's purpose is embodied in the following statement, adopted by the Saint Maria Goretti Society:


The Saint Maria Goretti Society is dedicated to the advancement of the Catholic faith, especially the Church's teaching concerning chastity. Following our role model, St. Maria Goretti, we will strive to be models to society, thus raising its moral standards. We hope to achieve this through the members' mutual support in our commitment to the Catholic Church, its teachings, and above all through the grace of God.


The Society has many activities throughout the year which may include recreational activities such as horseback riding, attendance at musical functions, and other wholesome and youthful activities. Projects may include rosary making, construction of Pro-Life and various theme banners, visiting and assisting homebound persons and other activities within the community. From time to time, members will meet for activities and outings with the counterpart group in Tucson. Society members will learn to live in the service of God while helping others.

All those interested in joining this group are asked to call Mrs. Beverly Mikus at 520/387-7038 or Elizabeth Campion at the Parish Office at 520/387-7049. We ask parents, grandparents, friends and relatives of our youth to encourage their participation in this wonderful and exciting new organization.



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