April 27-29. Find daily events on our Sunbeams page.
Welcome to our fully initiated Catholics at Christ the King Parish in Mesa and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Scottsdale who will be confirmed and receive their first communion this weekend. St. Bernadette Parish in Scottsdale had its confirmation Mass earlier this week.

This weekend is also the Catholic Home Missions Appeal and Good Shepherd Sunday. Photos from St. Matthew’s School celebration. The Diocesan School Board’s Spirituality-Catholic Identity Committee helped promote the day.

Other events…

‘60s Mania — 7 p.m. April 26-28 with a matinee 2 p.m. April 29 at Bourgade Catholic High School. Presented by the student Drama Club. Tickets: $7 adults and $5 students/seniors. Info.

Hispanic Congress — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 28-29 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Hosted by Catholic Renewal Ministries. Info: (602) 942-5555.

The Lives of 3 St. Theresa’s — 9 a.m.-noon April 28 at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Chandler (Ray west of Loop 101). Sr. Sarah O’Malley will talk about St. Teresa of Avila, St. Therese of Lisieux and St. Teresa Benedicta. Free. To register, call Nancy (480) 883-8025.

Spring Fiesta — April 28-29 at St. Agnes Parish (24th Street north of McDowell). Carnival games, rides and food. Plus raffles, a live and silent auction and entertainment including a student talent show. Info.

Spring Fiesta — April 27-29 at St. John Vianney Parish in Goodyear. Carnival games, rides and food. Info.

Benefit car wash — 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 28 at Town Talk II BBQ (19th Avenue north of Osborn). Car wash benefits the St. Mary’s High School Band. It earned a Superior with Distinction award at the Eastern Arizona College Concert Festival this week. The Phoenix Sister Cities program has invited the band to travel to Ennis, Ireland next March to perform in their St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Pampering with a Purpose — 9 a.m.-8 p.m. April 28 at Tocasierra Spa, Salon and Fitness Centre (7677 N. 16th Street). Benefit event for Most Holy Trinity School includes regular spa services (reservations required) plus a raffle for five prizes. Info.

Pax Christi and non-violence — 5 p.m. Mass April 28 at St. Benedict Parish in Ahwatukee. Pax Christi, a Catholic peace movement, with a community at St. Benedict, invites everyone who wishes to join in taking the Pax Christi Vow of Nonviolence. It’s a voluntary one-year commitment to imitate Jesus in practicing Gospel nonviolence. Please consider it, pray about it, and discern for yourself if you would like to participate. Info on Pax Christi.

Auction/Fashion Show — 5:30 p.m. April 28 at Westin Kierland Resort. Benefits Notre Dame Preparatory’s operating budget. Includes cocktails, dinner, auctions, student fashion show. Benefits Scottsdale school’s . Info.

Benefit car wash — 7:45 a.m.-1 p.m. April 29 at All Saints in Mesa. Supports teens heading to Steubenville youth conference this summer in Tucson. Have a clean car while you’re at Mass.

And from our Sunbeams daily event calendar submitted for our print edition…

  • Rosary at Planned Parenthood in Tempe
  • “Desert Wisdom” at The Casa in Scottsdale
  • Arizona Catholic Singles Mass and brunch in Scottsdale