May 31-June 2
Ordination weekend: May 31-June 2

Adoration for vocations — 6:30 p.m. May 31 at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral (map). Join Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted and local young adults for a holy hour of eucharistic adoration for and with two men who will be ordained to the priesthood the following morning.

Ordination to the priesthood — 10 a.m.June 1 at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral (map). Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted will ordain transitional deacons Chris Axline and Kurt Perera to the priesthood.

First Mass — 12:30 p.m. June 2 at Corpus Christi Parish in Ahwatukee (map) with Fr. Kurt Perera. Reception following at Grace Inn, 10831 S. 51st Street.
5:30 p.m. June 2 at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Chandler (map) with Fr. Chris Axline.

Worldwide adoration with Pope Francis — 8-9 a.m. June 2 in any eucharistic adoration chapel. Pope Francis and Vatican officials are trying to verify that each inhabited time zone would have an organized hour of eucharisitc adoration coinciding with 5-6 p.m. Rome time. The time listed above is for Catholics in Arizona and other Pacific Time zones. Related story.
Bishop Olmsted will celebrate the regular 7 a.m. liturgy at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral then, to allow room for additional adorers, lead a eucharistic procession to Smith Hall for an hour of adoration. (map)

50th anniversary — 11 a.m. June 2 at St. Frances Cabrini in Camp Verde (map). Celebrate the parish’s rich history with a special anniversary Mass. A ticketed lunch follows at Cliff Castle Casino.

Fit Camp Fundraiser — 8 a.m. June 2 at Scott’s Training Systems (map). All proceeds support a pre-kindergarten family at St. John Bosco, whose daughter was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia in April. This all-age event will feature and obstacle course and games for ages 8 and younger plus youth athletic trainers and an adult boot camp. Bagels, fruit and coffee provided. Event flyer. More about beneficiary at Karing for Karley.

Fro-Yo benefit — through June 2. Saturday is the final day of the week-long frozen yogurt benefit at YOASIS in Ahwatukee, 1304 E. Chandler Blvd (map). Just mention St. John Bosco Catholic school and a portion of your bill supports the school.

Ambria Hammel, staff writer, began serving The Catholic Sun diocesan newspaper via writing and photography in 2006. For story ideas, email or call (602) 354-2134.


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