Small-town parish boasts big-time numbers — and finally, a second priest

A parish serving the one-square-mile area that is the Town of Guadalupe is hosting its first priestly ordination today. Friar Villafan, via the OFM.FYI newsletter, gives us an insight into this tiny parish.

Five things kids learn from volunteering as a family

In honor of Make a Difference Day Oct. 22, a Catholic school mom of two and a seasoned traveler shares insights on giving back to the community as a family. It promotes bonding and teaches responsibility and empathy, she writes.

Pet blessing directory

Want your pet blessed? !0 area parishes are hosting a blessing this weekend and at least four are hosting one Oct. 8-9.

Catholics remember JPII’s visit to Arizona

Local Catholics are remembering that moment and sharing related thoughts. We also linked to JPII's full address at each stop.

The value of grandparents

One young man told his grandpa on his deathbed how vital he was in his life and we see the role two grandmothers play not just in family life, but for a school full of children.

Attention men: Step ‘into the breach’ for foster care children

There's a vocation shortage of sorts effecting children in Arizona's foster care system, particularly the boys.

Reconnecting with two religious sisters local Catholics once knew

Catch up with Sr. Maria Kim Bui, a Daughter of St. Paul who is also known as the #MediaNun and Sr. Christa Parra, a young religious with the Loreto Sisters.

Pastoral reflection on the Good Samaritan

'A neighbor is not of geography but of the heart,' one of our priests writes. It's worth a read and a share.

#Krakow2016 countdown

The countdown til World Youth Day 2016 is officially on. Pilgrims will populate Poland July 25-31.

Fatherly stuff

In honor of Father's Day, here are some fatherly things/links to keep at your fingertips.