The Catholic Sun, as the official news source for the Diocese of Phoenix, shares in the mission of evangelizing the Catholic faithful, under the direction of the bishop, by providing news, information, education, a forum for discussion and guidance in matters of faith, morals and spiritual life.
Sr. Mary Clare Sweeney, BVM (Clarita) died July 8 in Dubuque, Iowa. She was 84.
Sr. Mary Clare spent 32 years on the faculty of Arizona State University's Tempe and East campuses as an English instructor, director of the writing center, graduate student teacher in the College of Technology, and computer consultant for faculty.
Visitors will find another construction zone at St. Francis Xavier beginning June 30. Temporarily, the primary point of contact for the general public has moved to the Marian Shop's front alcove near the church's front entrance. It's all to make room for a new parish center and additional parking.
Everyone knows that dog is man’s best friend. Similar to St. Francis of Assisi, who had a special devotion to the friendly, four-legged creatures, priests and members of the Diocese of Phoenix also share a great love for the canine.
Catholic parishes throughout the Diocese of Phoenix are taking their faith to the streets this weekend. They will line sidewalks and possibly roads as their eucharistic processions celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi June 22.
The Catholic Community Foundation awarded Annunciation Catholic School a $20,000 grant in its competitive “Youth and Education” category. The grant will partially fund a special needs student program serving students at the Cave Creek school with learning disabilities.
The Catholic Sun is the official newspaper and news site for the Diocese of Phoenix. We share in the mission of evangelizing the Catholic faithful by providing news, information, education, a forum for discussion and guidance in matters of faith, morals and spiritual life.