World Day of Peace — 5-8 p.m.-ish Sept. 21 at Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale. Dances of universal peace, interfaith prayer and concert. Free event. Tickets required for concert. Info.
Year of Faith — 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at St. Benedict Parish in Ahwatukee (map). Afternoon of renewal led by Bishop Gerald Kicanas from Tucson who will address “Faith as a gift: how do we appreciate it, grow in it ans share it with others.” Followed by 5 p.m. Mass.
EWTN from Phoenix — various times Sept. 22-23 on EWTN and online. If you joined in EWTN's Family Celebration earlier this month, re-live the highlights. If you missed it, join in the discussion about “following God's call” whether it's regarding religious liberty, a religious vocation, a secular vocation, family life or sacramental life. Check showtimes for airing of religious liberty discussion, the Mass and other key talks.
Celebrating Marriage — 10 a.m. Sept. 22 at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral. Mass with Bishop Olmsted and lunch. Pre-registration required for lunch. Info.
Service Project and Traveling Mass – noon-6 p.m. Sept. 23 at St. Joan of Arc Parish. Join OurGodSpot young adult ministry as it supports the Society of Maria SS. Lauretana and its annual Italian feast for the Blessed Mother. Need 5-10 volunteers in two shifts. Traveling Mass is in Italian at 3 p.m. Info.
Padre Pio Feast Day — 11 a.m. Sept. 23 at St. Bernard of Clairvaux in Scottsdale. Mass with Bishop Olmsted to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Padre Pio's canonization. Ticketed lunch to follow at 1 p.m. Info.
Soccer Challenge — 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at St. John Bosco School in Ahwatukee (map). Hosted by Knights of Columbus. This is the local level competition for boys and girls ages 10-14. They each get three practice kicks and 15 regular kicks from the 12-yard penalty line. Proof of age required. Info or to register: call James Felix (602) 295-0464.
Blood Drive — Sept. 23
- Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale (8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.). Make appointment.
- St. Benedict in Ahwtaukee (8 a.m.-1 p.m.). Call John (480) 577-9938. Make appointment.
- Christ the King in Mesa (8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.). Make appointment.
- St. Agnes on 24th Street north of McDowell (10 a.m.-2 p.m.). Make appointment.