Bishop Dolan joins ABC15 for their annual water drive

Bishop John Dolan was a guest on ABC-15 on Tuesday to talk about an annual water drive that benefits The Society of St. Vincent DePaul. With the increase in homelessness in our community, more lives are at risk. In 2022, Maricopa County saw 425 heat-associated deaths—a significant number of whom were people experiencing homelessness. This represents a 25-percent increase from the previous year. In the summer months, St. Vincent de Paul will give out more than 7,000 bottles of water a day to people in need who seek services and refuge at SVdP during Arizona’s most grueling season, with about 6,500 gallons disbursed weekly.

NEWS BRIEF: Msgr. Richard Moyer passes away

Msgr. Richard Moyer, former vicar general for the Diocese of Phoenix, passed away June 27 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 91. Ordained in 1964, Msgr. Moyer served at may parishes in the Diocese of Phoenix, including St. John Vianney in Sedona, St. Pius X, Our Lady of Joy, St. Timothy, and St. Jerome. The former rector of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, he also served at Catholic Charities Foundation and as Vicar of Northern Arizona.

NEWS BRIEF: Friars legacy honored with special Mass

A special Mass was held Saturday morning at St. Mary’s Basilica in downtown Phoenix in honor of the Franciscan Friars’ 127-year legacy at the...

Catholic Education Arizona receives $750,000 grant from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust to support...

Catholic Education Arizona is honored to announce it has been awarded a generous grant from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. The grant is dedicated...

Bishop Dolan installs Fr. Matt Lowry as Episcopal Vicar of the North 

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., - - It may have been a record for the number of concelebrants gathered around the altar at Holy Trinity Newman Center in Flagstaff near Northern Arizona University. More than 20 priests concelebrated a special Mass with Bishop John P. Dolan of the Diocese of Phoenix June 9.  

NEWS BRIEF: St. Andrew the Apostle in Chandler celebrated the 60th anniversary of ordination...

St. Andrew the Apostle in Chandler celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the Ordination of Fr. Joe Hennessy on Saturday with a special Mass. A native of Ireland, Fr. Hennessy was ordained on June 8, 1963, and is the founding pastor of St. Andrew the Apostle.

NEWS BRIEF: Lowry Named Episcopal Vicar of the North

Over 20 priests, representing three Arizona counties, joined Bishop John P. Dolan on Friday in Flagstaff for the installation Mass for Rev. Matt Lowry as Episcopal Vicar of the North.  The special Mass took place at Holy Trinity Newman Center.

NEWS BRIEF: Bishop Dolan Celebrates Priestly Ordination at Cathedral

Bishop John Dolan celebrated the Priestly Ordination of Gabriel Sabado and Miguel Solis at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral on Saturday morning, June 3, 2023.  He was joined by Auxillary Bishop Eduardo Nevares, Bishop Emeritus Thomas Olmsted and several priests, deacons and seminarians before a standing room only crowd at the Cathedral.  

NEWS BRIEF: [X(avier) + 2 Gators] x [Service] = Math Magicians Camp

Xavier students to share love of math with children with learning challenges

NEWS BRIEF: Diocese honors fallen soldiers at Red, White and Blue Mass

Given that Memorial Day was established to honor and remember all military personnel killed in the line of duty, it seemed fitting that the Catholic community would also pray for their souls with a Mass.