Diocesan News & Events January 26th

February 10

PDCCW Women’s Conference: Last chance to sign up for the annual Women’s Conference! See website for more details.


February 20

Mass of Healing and Reconciliation for Survivors of Abuse and their Families: Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted and the Office of Child and Youth Protection cordially invite you to gather for a bilingual Mass of Healing and Reconciliation for survivors of abuse and their families. Join us at 5:30 p.m. to pray the Rosary before Mass and for a reception immediately following.

Info: Please call your local parish, or contact the Office of Child and Youth Protection at (602) 354-2396.


February 24

Humanae Vitae: The Encounter That Leads to Happiness: Join us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae with Bishop Olmsted and special guest speaker Archbishop Samuel Aquila from Denver at our annual JP2 Celebration and Fundraiser for the St. John Paul II Resource Center for Theology of the Body and Culture. Tickets are only $10 each! Dessert reception to follow Archbishop Aquila’s keynote talk.

When and where: Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m., Xavier College Preparatory, 4710 N. 5th St., Phoenix

Information and registration: jp2celebration.com


March 2

Magis Women Leadership Meet-up: Are you a ministry or business leader? If so, you’re invited to connect with other female leaders in the Valley to exchange leadership ideas and receive support and encouragement in your mission. Join us on Friday, March 2nd at 6pm for refreshments, followed by a panel discussion,Q&A, and engaging conversation. $15. R.S.V.P. required.

When and where: Mar. 2, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Camelback & 64th Street, Scottsdale (exact address to be provided upon RSVP)

Information and Registration: JennaKandas@gmail.com, (480) 427-8614

March 21-25

Diocesan Eucharistic Mission: Friends of the Cathedral invites you to the 2018 Diocese of Phoenix Eucharistic Mission, facilitated by Fr. Sean Davidson and Fr. Declan Gibson of the Missionaries of the Most Holy Eucharist. Bring your Lent to a fruitful end with up to three Masses with Bishop Olmsted, Confession from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, daily exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction, inspiring talks on devotion to the Most Holy Eucharist by Fr. Sean Davidson and Fr. Declan Gibson, and daily recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Rosary. The mission will close with the 9 a.m. Mass at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral (also broadcast live on AZTV Channel 7, youtube.com/phoenixdiocese, and facebook.com/dioceseofphoenix).

Where/When: Wednesday, Mar. 21, Saturday-Sunday, Mar. 24-25 at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix. Thursday-Friday, Mar. 22-23, at St. Paul, 330 W. Coral Gables Dr., Phoenix.
Info: dphx.org/event/2018-eucharistic-mission/


April 12

The Annual Bill Folz Memorial Golf For Vocations Tournament and Fundraiser:

One of the unique opportunities of this golf tournament is that golfers can have a priest play as a fifth player in their foursome. Ask your Pastor and/or Parish Priest if they can join your team.

Your participation and donations will help support our new priests. The cost of adding new seminarians is significant. Your support helps educate new candidates to the priesthood and religious life. Our goal is to continue the quality of education for all young candidates who are called. Your added financial support will be a welcome response to the increase in vocations and allow Serra to support the following objectives:

  • Encouraging new candidates to the priesthood by providing funds to support the Diocesan Vocations Office.
  • Providing Mass kits to newly ordained priests on the day of their ordination.
  • Supporting and affirming existing religious vocations in our diocese.

When and where: Apr. 12, 7:30 a.m.,The Legacy Golf Resort, 6808 S. 32nd St.

Information and registration: golfforvocations.org