Gina Keating has been a freelance writer for The Catholic Sun since 1995. A convert to the faith, she began her journey while attending the University of Arizona. She works in children’s ministry/sacramental preparation at St. Theresa Parish, where she is also a member of Boy Scout Troop 147. She and her husband, Thomas, have four children and a granddaughter.
Fr. Dennis O’Rourke, VF, pastor of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish in Cave Creek, received the Brother Barnabas Founders Award honoring his long and meritorious service to the Catholic scouting movement in the United States.
What do you get when you bring hundreds of youth ministers from around the world together for an inspiring four-day conference in the Valley of the Sun? The answer: 700 people on their knees in adoration beholding Jesus, the Lamb of God.
He built parishes and camps, established the Foundation for Senior Living, was a founding board member of Life Teen and met a saint, yet Msgr. Richard Moyer considers parish ministry the highlight of his 50 years of service to the Church.
Verde Villas On Thomas is a collaboration of Catholic Charities, Maricopa County, Foundation for Senior Living and the City of Phoenix to provide a permanent supportive housing community to needy families and individuals.