Sept. 7-9. Meet and pray with EWTN hosts this weekend at the Phoenix Convention Center.
EWTN Family Celebration —8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Sept. 9 at Phoenix Convention Center. Join well-known EWTN hosts for a free family celebration all weekend. Full scheduleincludes a religious catalog shop, performances in the kids area, Mass (10 a.m. both days), a special religious liberty panel discussion (2:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 8), a live “Life on the Rock” show (6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 8) and author meet-and-greets.

Check out our Media Guide for a few other Catholic things of interest on TV this weekend.

Beyond Words with Mark Hart — Sept. 8-9. Watch now to prepare for this weekend’s readings at Mass. Skyline Productions and Life Teen’s Mark Hart team up for this weekly feature on Faith and Life Television.

High school sports — Football is in full swing and The Arizona Republic will be at several games featuring Catholic school games Sept. 7:

  • Seton's game against Tempe Prep will be covered in the newspaper, online and on TV. Seton's Sentinels are 2-0 and ranked fourth in its division.
  • Brophy's home game against Mesa's Red Mountain will be covered in the newspaper. Brophy's Broncos are 2-1. More of Brophy football in the news.
  • Notre Dame plays Hamilton in Chandler. The two teams just returned from playing in Ireland together. The local match up will be covered in the newspaper. The Saints are 1-1.

The Kings of Rock & Roll concert — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Parish in Anthem. Buddy Holly and Elivs Presley songs. Tickets: $15. Info.

50th Anniversary Vatican II — 9:15-11:15 a.m. Sept. 7 at Sacred Heart Parish in Prescott. Every Friday through Oct. 19.

Soul Surfer — 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at St. Mary Parish in Kingman. Free admission. Proceeds from concession sales benefit youth ministry.

And on our Sunbeams daily event calendar:

  • talk on the beauty of the sacrament of reconciliation in Gilbert
  • pro-life dinner in north Phoenix with funds providing a 4-D ultrasound machine
  • Julie Hoy concert in Ahwatukee