If you’re not one who uses TiVo to cut out commercials, you might have caught glimpses of diocesan property on a couple of TV commercials recently. It appears the following landmarks stood out as key Phoenix icons to those who produced the following promotional pieces for Marine Week in Phoenix:

  • statue of St. John Paul II between the Diocesan Pastoral Center and St. Mary’s Basilica
  • the fountain behind JPII’s statue
  • the facade of St. Mary’s Basilica

Each image appears in some videos building hype for Marine Week. The Marines are coming Sept. 10-13. There will be events at the Scottsdale Library, Civic Space Park, Bolin Plaza, University of Phoenix stadium and other public parks.

There are plenty of Catholic men and women who support our country’s various military branches. Keep them and their families in prayer as often as you can.