Carrying rosaries, pushing babies in strollers and bearing images of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Catholics from throughout the Diocese of Phoenix gathered in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic in a Glendale neighborhood Good Friday. Local police estimated the crowd of faithful exceeded 500.
Praying the Stations of the Cross while acting it out for others has brought many teenagers at St. Jerome Parish in Phoenix closer to Christ. That’s especially true for the two young men who shared the role of Jesus this year.
Some 1,500 men left the recent Catholic Men’s Conference affirmed in their brotherhood. The seventh annual gathering, hosted by Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Phoenix, was one of three diocesan men’s conferences held across the United States March 22.
The Arizona artist who painted an exterior mural of the Last Supper at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Tolleson roughly 20 years ago returned during Holy Week to offer touch ups. The heat and sun faded the original work, which students in the parish's first reconciliation class also helped paint.
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