March 8-10
March 8-10

Nun Run — March 9 at Kiwanis Park in Tempe. Registration: $30 for adults and $20 for those 18 and under until through 6 p.m. tonight. Funds support the ongoing quest to build a true cloistered monastery for the Poor Clare Sisters of Perpetual Adoration living in temporary retreat houses in Tonopah.
The five sisters will be running and walking one of three courses along with their supporters. Congratulations to the following schools and parishes for gathering a team:

  • Holy Trinity Newman Center in Flagstaff
  • All Saints Catholic Newman Center in Tempe
  • Ville de Marie Academy
  • St. Joan of Arc Parish
  • St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Gilbert
  • St. Thomas (unclear which one)
  • St. Anne in Gilbert

‘Cursing Mummies’ — 7 p.m. March 8-9 and 2 p.m. March 9 at Xavier College Preparatory (map). The school’s spring production is reportedly also the Arizona premiere of Michael McCandless’ “Cursing Mummies.” Tickets: $7 for all patrons (general seating). Call (602) 240-3161 or or at the door.

This hysterical “who-done-it” mystery will keep the entire family guessing and laughing from the moment it begins until the very end of the play.

Teen Maze — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 8-9 at Fiesta Mall in Dillard’s Court (event flyer). Hosted by Catholic Charities Community Services, this interactive experience helps teens realize potential consequences of choices they make including sexual activity, technology and substance use. Free. Group reservations required. Related article in East Valley Tribune.

Catholic Women’s retreat — noon-5 p.m. March 9 at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Queen Creek (map). Can’t get to next weekend’s daylong diocesan women’s retreat? Our Lady of Guadalupe is holding an afternoon retreat on the dignity and vocation of women. Event flyer.

“Loyola, the Soldier Saint.” — 5-6:30 p.m. March 9 on EWTN.

This special traces the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) from the Spanish court of his youth, to his military career and the near-fatal battlefield injury that brought about his religious awakening. It also relates how St. Ignatius eventually founded the Society of Jesus with three main goals in mind: to reform the church through education and the sacraments, to be involved in missionary work and to fight heresy.

Book signing — 6-8 p.m. March 8 at Cathedral Shoppe, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Be among the first to own Servant of Mary Sister Joyce Rupp’s latest title, “My Soul Feels Lean: Poems of Loss and Restoration,” which is set for release March 16. Rupp spent all week leading a retreat on boundless compassion at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale and will sign books at this Christian cathedral. Includes dessert.

Game Knight for 7th/8th-graders — 6-9 p.m. March 8 at St. Mary’s High School (map). Hosted by student council. Music, dancing, pizza, ping-pong, video games, prizes and more. $5 admission. call Jon Ciani (602) 251-2515 or

Rummage Sale — 7 a.m.-2 p.m. March 9 at St. Benedict in Ahwatukee (map).
Rummage Sale — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 9 at Catholic Charities Community Services, 1825 W. Northern Ave. Benefits DIGNITY, a program helping women leave a life of prostitution. Event flyer.

Dinner/Auction — 6-11 p.m. March 9 at Queen of Peace School in Mesa (contact). The 72-year-old school in downtown Mesa hosts the 13th annual Steve Fernandez Dinner and Auction with an “Around the World” theme. Info: Ann, Tickets: $50. Raffle: $1 each.