Santa Claus has some reliable helpers in the Southwest, but could certainly use more — about 700 more.
Herman D. Ray celebrates the unique American holiday of Thanksgiving as his ancestors once did — by thanking the Creator.
Fr. Eduardo Montemayor, SOLT, along with every other priest of his order, may owe his priesthood to Fr. Solanus Casey, the Franciscan friar set to be the second U.S.-born priest and first U.S.-born religious male to be beatified Nov. 18.
Relationship-building is key to the New Evangelization. Many millennials in the Diocese of Phoenix are feeling a sense of loneliness or finding meaningful relationships, and do not feel welcomed by the Church, according to data collected from a survey presented at the diocesan V Encuentro / Fifth Encounter.
“I don’t separate service to God from service to country," said the deacon who also assists disabled warriors with adaptive sports and is active with the Crosiers’ youth and veteran outreach missions.
“All this beauty will come to nothing if it does not enhance our journey to heaven,” the pastor said.
It will be filled with men and women religious already bearing fruit for the kingdom of God via at least 18 religious communities that serve the Diocese of Phoenix.
“You have to find different avenues of how to reach them spiritually. With Hispanics it’s through the culture, and through symbols and through the religious piety,” a co-chair of the Encuentro Committee said.
There have been many titles of honor and prestige given to the school but perhaps none is more revered than that of “it’s the smallest biggest school.”
Catholics packed into Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral bowed their heads as they joined Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted in a prayer that consecrated the diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary during an Oct. 13 Mass.