The Catholic community is mourning the passing of the beloved pastor, friend and family member, Fr. Pete Rossa. He will be missed by many. Most recently, Fr. Pete devoted much time and energy to building a beautiful church at St. Bernadette in Scottsdale, he is remembered in saying:

“If I were to die tomorrow, it would be my sincerest hope that I not be remembered for this church, but that I would be remembered for brining you closer to Jesus Christ because that is our mission, that is our hope, that is our longing at the core of our faith.”

Fr. Pete was a modern-day missionary, bringing people closer to Jesus Christ.

Please join us in praying for the repose of the soul of Fr. Pete. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.