Aug. 9-11
Aug. 9-11

Blues Brothers Tribute Show — 8 p.m. Aug. 10 at Hard Rock Café in downtown Phoenix (map). Enjoy Arizona Blues Company's tribute to The Blues Brothers and support SVdP! This high energy show features the two brothers in black, backed by an amazing band with full horn section, and even their signature Bluesmobile! Bring a canned good to drop in the Bluesmobile and get $1 off admission per can. Food benefits St. Vincent de Paul.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $7.50-$10 or online.

St. Philomena Mass — 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at St. Daniel the Prophet in Scottsdale (map). Followed by veneration of her relic and light refreshments.

Give blood — Aug. 11 at Holy Cross in Mesa (8 a.m.-noon), St. Margaret in Tempe (9 a.m.-1 p.m.), St. Mark in Phoenix (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)

EWTN Season Preview — 8 p.m. Aug. 10 on EWTN and online. Join Doug Keck for a look at the new series EWTN will be airing in the fall season.

St. Clare — Twilight retreat 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale (map). Learn about St. Clare and the power of one. Registration: $20, is required and includes dinner. Info.
St. Clare — Her life and that of St. Francis of Assisi 1 p.m. Aug. 11 on EWTN and online.

Launch of foster care/adoption ministry — 5 p.m. Mass and blessing Aug. 10 followed by refreshments at St. Timothy Parish in Mesa (map). There are 14,000 children in Arizona's foster system. Learn if the Lord is calling you to be a blessing in their lives. Info: contact DeEtte at (480) 775-5238 or

Reel to Real Film Retreat — Aug. 9-10 at Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale (map). Options for each day, overnight and commuters. View and discuss the spiritual value of up to three films. Flyer doesn't say, but bulletin lists films in order as: “Despicable Me,” “Simon Birch” and “Awakenings.”

Beyond Words — Sundays after the 9 a.m. televised Mass on AZ-TV 7/Cable 13 or online.

Family Fun Bingo — 6-8 p.m. Aug. 9 at All Saints Parish in Mesa (map). Tickets: $10 per household.

Italian Dinner — 5-9 p.m. Aug. 9 at Blessed Sacrament in Tolleson (map). Hosted by Ariah Kain, the parish's Fiesta de Amistad Queen Candidate. Meal: choices of Italian main dish, salad, dessert and beverage. Tickets: $10 adults and $7 children in the office or by calling James Kain at (623) 261-9592.

A Conversation with Cardinal Dolan — 7-8 p.m. Aug. 11 on EWTN and online.  An interview with Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, who is president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.