Fr. Mike's Personal Page

Please note that this is my personal page and, as such, none of the links are necessarily representative of the official policies of the Roman Catholic Church. They are links to sites I find interesting to visit.

Photo album of the year 2007 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Photo album of our year 2000 pilgrimage to Italy

A short autobiography
Fr. Mike Bucciarelli
My official photo.
I was born in Berlin, NH in 1949. Shortly after my birth, my father returned to military service due to the Korean conflict. We moved west finding ourselves in California in 1952. Due to my father's transfer to Korea and an earthquake in California, my mother decided to take the family to Arizona for the duration of my father's stay overseas. My parents eventually fell in love with Arizona and so I ended up spending most of my youth in the state. I am one of the few clergy alumni of Regina Cleri Seminary, now Regina Cleri Center. After high school, I entered St. John's Seminary College in Camarillo, CA for eight years of training. I was ordained at Ft. Huachuca in June of 1975.
My first assignment as a priest was at St. Monica parish in Tucson. I also served as associate pastor at Our Mother of Sorrows parish also in Tucson. In 1980 I was appointed pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Mammoth, AZ. I remained here until transferred to work with the Diocesan television station in 1983. I worked there as chief engineer (they found out I had a commercial radio license) with my residence at St. Elizabeth Seton parish until 1987 when I came to St. Bartholomew parish as pastor upon the retirement of Msgr. Loyola O'Doughtery. As of September 1 of 2004, I was appointed pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Benson, AZ. From July 1,2008 until July 2010 I was also appointeed co-vocation director for the Diocese of Tucson. I was also Vicar Forane of the Cochise Vicariate and as of July 1, 2014 the pastor of Our Lady of the Mountains Parish in Sierra Vista.
As of July 1, 2020, I am officially retired from parish duties, however, I will be working with the Newly Ordained Priests' mentoring program, the marriage tribunal and helping the area parishes by celebrating masses as needed.
I enjoy especially preaching and reading scripture. My hobbies include computers; amateur (ham) radio, licensed as N7CK; and (not currently) piloting airplanes.
I am a member of CARA, ARRL, Cactus-Intertie, CARBA, CARA, and the AOPA.
I am also the webmaster of the Arizona Repeater Owners' Frequency Coordination Committee.

My favorite links:

Church Links
The Pope's Homepage
You can find many Church documents here.

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops. All the latest official Church info for the U.S.

Our Lady of the Mountains Parish
My former parish in Sierra Vista, AZ

St. Andrew's Parish
The parish of my first mass.

The Diocese of Tucson
The Catholic Church in southern Arizona.

Vatican News
Including Vatican Radio

Mass Times
Mass Times for Travelers -- Very useful

Liturgy of the Hours
This site will help you pray with the Church.

Marriage Encounter
The Worldwide Marriage Encounter home page. Improve your marriage . . . it works wonders.

St. John's Seminary
I received my seminary training here!

The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre
Official web page of one of the Papal Orders where there be real Knights and Ladies!

The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre Western Lieutenancy
Knights of the Holy Sepulchre in the local area

Knights of Columbus
The Knights are a group of Catholic men who support the Church and the community.

The Vatican Observatory
Located in Tucson, the Vatican Observatory is a bridge between science and the Church.

Ham Radio Links

The ARRL is a national ham radio organization.

is at the forefront of technology in building Amateur Radio Satellites.

Tucson Amateur Packet Radio is a group of amateur radio enthusiasts who develop methods for digital communication.

This link will show the weather station on Mt. Lemmon

The Cactus Intertie is a ham radio club I belong to.

CARA is the local ham radio club in Sierra Vista

More links to come..... watch this space