Nov. 2-4
Eucharistic Congress — Oct. 29-10 p.m. Nov. 2 at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral. 24-hour reconciliation ends 4 p.m. Nov. 2. Rosary for the U.S. 6 p.m. Nov. 2. Mass daily at 6:30 p.m. followed by keynote talk. Event flyer.

Thrift store sales — Nov. 2 at St. Vincent de Paul. Mesa store: Buy 1, get 2 free on pink tag items. Apache Junction store: Buy 1, get one half off store-wide.

“You Can’t Take it With You” play — 7 p.m. Nov. 2-3 and 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at Bourgade Catholic High School. Event flyer. Also Nov. 8-11. About the comedy.

Market on the Move – 8-11 a.m. Nov. 3 or until food is gone at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Queen Creek. Pay $10 for up to 60 pounds of fresh produce. Returns first Saturday of the month with all benefits going to the parish.

Dementia presentation— 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at St. Theresa Parish (5045 E. Thomas Road). Presented by Hospice of the Valley and the Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries. Learn to understand dementia and its progression, value the caregiver ole and manage stress and develop strategies for maintaining meaningful connections. Refreshments provided. Reservations: (602) 636-5398 or

Night of Hope — 6 p.m. Nov. 3 at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. Annual benefit supports diocesan school endowment and tuition assistance fund with 90 percent meeting immediate need. Tickets: $125 each. Info or call Margaret (602) 354-2344.

40th anniversary – 11 a.m. Mass Nov. 4 at Our Lady of Joy Parish in Carefree. With Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares. What started as a mission of OLPH in Scottsdale with somewhere between 25 and 70 families, became an independent parish in 1972 that has grown to serve 3,400 families.
The parish’s stewardship committee consistently meets local need throughout the diocese. Recent efforts include badly needed upgrades and repairs at missions on the Native American reservations and equipment for the diocesan radio studio which records The Bishop’s Hour weekly podcast.

High school open house

  • 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 3 at Seton
  • 12:30-3 p.m. Nov. 4 at Brophy
  • 1-4 p.m. Nov. 4 at Notre Dame Prep. More than 80 percent of students participate in sports, clubs, student government and performing arts. Applications due Nov. 30. The Class of 2012 was awarded $13 million in scholarships.

Register for shadow days at any of the six Catholic high schools serving the diocese.


And from our Sunbeams daily event calendar: Introduction to Centering Prayer Nov. 3 at The Casa in Scottsdale

And from the diocesan Facebook events page: Christmas boutique Nov. 3 in north Scottsdale. Proceeds benefit Notre Dame Prep.