‘This is beautiful’: Bishop ordains two to priesthood in the Diocese of Phoenix

PHOENIX – In an ordination marked by decades-old Church tradition, poignant childhood stories, and glimpses into the candidates’ lives, the Diocese of Phoenix has welcomed two young men to the priesthood, the newest members of an ecclesiastical fraternity in this growing bishopric of 1.7 million Catholics whose recent expansion has been punctuated by its expanding Latino population. 

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: 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.

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.

NEWS BRIEF: Dolan celebrates first Phoenix Easter

Bishop John Dolan celebrated a joyous Easter Sunday Mass at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, his first as bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix.