NEWS BRIEF: Diocese Celebrates Ordination to the Diaconate of Jesus Martinez on Pentecost Sunday

Several priests, deacons and seminarians from around the Diocese of Phoenix joined Bishop John Dolan and Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo Nevares on Pentecost Sunday for the Ordination to the Diaconate of Jesus Martinez. The special Mass took place at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix and was televised live across the state of Arizona on AZTV Channel 7.

NEWS BRIEF: Office of Mission Advancement Welcomes New Executive Director

The Diocese of Phoenix is pleased to welcome Debbie DiCarlo as the new Executive Director for the Office of Mission Advancement. In her new role,...

NEWS BRIEF: St. Joseph the Worker celebrates 35 years, honors CDA support

St. Joseph the Worker on Tuesday honored the Diocese of Phoenix for its longtime support of the charitable organization through grants from the Charity and Development Appeal (CDA).

NEWS BRIEF: Arizona State Knights of Columbus Hold Annual Convention

The Arizona State Knights of Columbus concluded their 116th Annual State Convention this past weekend in Scottsdale, Ariz., with over 150 delegates representing local councils from around the state.  Over 10 communities were represented, including Yuma, Bullhead City, Flagstaff, Sierra Vista, Show Low, Tucson, and the Phoenix area.

Destination: Mom for ‘Get on the Bus AZ’ riders

Every outcast is a child of God because the Son of God was born as such, Pope Francis once reminded the faithful.  

From the Friendly Skies to heavenly servant: Franciscan becomes a priest at the Casa

About a half dozen individuals, including family, friends and Franciscan colleagues were asked to describe Father James Seiffert, OFM, prior to his ordination to the priesthood Friday at the Franciscan Renewal Center’s Our Lady of the Angels Church.

Diocese expands seminary with new formation house

With a new house of formation opening in August, the Diocese of Phoenix is expanding its seminary, allowing men preparing for the priesthood in the diocese to stay within its boundaries for another year. Bishop John P. Dolan hopes the diocese will be able to offer a complete seminary formation program locally in the near future.

NEWS BRIEF: First-ever Green Mass for Mental Health Professionals

The Diocese of Phoenix held a first-ever “Green Mass” on Sunday at Ss. Simon & Jude Cathedral in Phoenix. The Mass, celebrated by Bishop John Dolan, was to thank and pray for mental health professionals from across the valley for their service in helping those in need.

NEWS BRIEF: Dolan visits Notre Dame Prep, seventh and final high school on listening...

Students at Notre Dame Preparatory High School may have had to wait almost the whole school year to meet Most Rev. John P. Dolan, fifth bishop of Phoenix, but his arrival on campus offered a special opportunity for attendees.

NEWS BRIEF: Holy Thursday pilgrimage to altars of repose

Local photographer Joseph Pillado brought @PhoenixDiocese followers along on a Holy Thursday pilgrimage to pray with Jesus before seven altars of repose.