Diocesan News & Events Dec 22nd

Christmas Eve Midnight Mass

You and your family and friends are invited to join us for Christmas Eve Midnight Mass with Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral! The Mass will be broadcast LIVE beginning at 11 p.m.Tune in on AZTV Channel 7, or watch the live stream at youtube.com/phoenixdiocese and facebook.com/dioceseofphoenix. Attending in person? Join the Cathedral Choir of Phoenix for a prelude of Christmas Carols, Choral Works, and instrumental works for String Quartet and Organ beginning at 10 p.m.


January 2 – June 5

The “Dear” Hunter: The “Dear” Hunter is for couples and single adults, for those who are married or not married. This program will showcase the comedies and dramas that spouses experience in the light of St. John Paul II’s meditations on marriage and the Love of Christ for the Church. Discover the truth, the beauty, and the goodness of the Sacrament of Marriage.

When and where: This program meets on the first Tuesday of each month beginning January 2 through June 5, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., St. Helen, 5510 W. Cholla, Glendale

Info and registration: tvillanueva@sthelenglendale.org,  (623) 500-3216, sthelenglendale.org/


January 7

Fiesta de Reyes: Celebra la Navidad junto a los Reyes Magos en un fiesta junto con tu familia.

Habra regalos y juguetes. No te lo debes perder.

When and where: Jan. 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church, 6802 S. 24th St., Phoenix

Information: GoPhx.org, catequesiseventos@dphx.org, (602) 354-2031

January 10

The Heavens Proclaim – Why the Pope has an Astronomer: ​Please join us for a presentation by Br. Guy Consolmagno, S.J., Director of the Vatican Observatory and President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. Besides these two responsibilities Brother Guy has a Ph.D. in astrophysics, is a meteoriticist who curated for years the extensive Vatican meteorite collection, an author of several books including the most recent, “Would You Baptize and Extraterrestrial?” and he was awarded the Carl Sagan Medal for his expertise in communicating his science and faith to the public. Often known as the “Pope’s Astronomer” he will explore in his usual entertaining style the nature of our faith’s relationship to science.
When and where: Jan. 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m., St. Thomas More Parish, 6180 W Utopia Rd. Glendale

Information: gfranzoni@stmglendale.org or (623) 566-8222.


January 20

Catholic Charities Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program-Open House: Have you read a sign in another language and have no clue what it says? Have you heard people speak in another language and feel confused? Have you ever felt frustrated and lost when these types of situation arise? Then imagine a life of a foreign-born child in this new country all on their own without their parents and family members. Come join us for refreshments and learn about what this program does and need for those children!
When and where: Jan. 20, 10 a.m. – noon, Catholic Charities Community Services, 4747 7th Avenue, Phoenix
Information: catholiccharitiesaz.org/donation/campaign-pages/children-alone-in-a-foreign-country,Bhale@cc-az.org, (602) 501-2905

February 10

World Day of the Sick Healing Mass: The Order of Malta invites you to the bilingual 2018 World Day of the Sick Healing Mass.

Mass will include:

  • Anointing of the Sick
  • Blessing of Caregiver Hands
  • Blessing with Lourdes Water

Attendees will receive Lourdes water with holy medals that have been blessed by our principal celebrant, the Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix. Complimentary valet is available for people with disabilities. After Mass there will be a health fair and refreshments served in the social hall. If you are unable to join us in person, the Mass will be broadcast live on AZTV Channel 7 and live-streamed on youtube.com/phoenixdiocese or facebook.com/dioceseofphoenix.

When and where: Feb. 10, 1 p.m., Ss. Simon & Jude Cathedral, 6351 N 27th Ave, Phoenix


March 17-March 21

Pilgrimage with Bishop Olmsted: Friends of the Cathedral invites you on a 5-day,4-night pilgrimage, hand selected by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted! Enjoy 3-4 star accommodations in St. George, Salt Lake City, and Kanab, UT. Celebrate the Holy Mass with Bishop Olmsted and Fr. John Lankeit at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. George Catholic Church, St.Christopher Catholic Church, and San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. The highlight of this pilgrimage, and one of Bishop Olmsted’s primary reasons for choosing a pilgrimage to Utah is a private performance from the Choristers of The Madeleine Choir School, one of the best school choirs in the world. Reserve your seat on this exciting trip today!
Information and registration: http://ctscentral.net