Author Archive: Ambria Hammel
Ambria Hammel is the staff writer for The Catholic Sun. She began reporting for the award-winning newspaper in 2006.
One Catholic school didn’t let the school year end without giving students one more chance to hear about religious life from local priests, seminarians and a sister.
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted blessed St. Henry’s chapel and church hall during the vigil Mass for the Feast of the Ascension. The spaces mark the first of an ongoing multi-phase effort to permanently re-locate parish activities four-miles north of what is now called the “pastoral center” or “office location.”
Don’t forget to wear red to Mass this weekend for the feast of Pentecost and check out other date/family-friendly activities on this weekend’s calendar.
While you’re at it, pray for the confirmandi at Phoenix’s St. Agnes, St. Vincent de Paul and Mater Misericordiae parishes and St. Anne Parish in Gilbert. Plus congratulations to Notre Dame Preparatory’s 189 graduates receiving their diploma tonight. Also keep in prayer Knights of Columbus who are gathering for a state convention this weekend.
Nearly 1,100 students are expected to graduate from the six local Catholic high schools this month. They will do so wholly prepared for higher education, grounded in their Catholic faith and instilled with a desire to serve their community.
SCOTTSDALE — Parishioners of Blessed Sacrament, which turns 40 next summer, pulled together enough plans and finances in the last three to six months to move ahead with the latest building effort.
Couples from throughout the diocese gathered for the first St. Gerard Mass of Comfort and Hope May 3 at St. Mary’s Basilica. The diocesan Office of Natural Family Planning hosted the liturgy for all those affected by infertility. It happened to coincide with National Infertility Awareness Week.