St. James Parish celebrates 30 years of ‘presence of Christ’

GLENDALE — Members of St. James Parish gathered Sept. 8 for Mass followed by a festive dinner to celebrate their 30th anniversary as a...

Catholic preschools embrace early childhood learning, cater to working families

Local Catholic childcare facilities and preschools spent the summer ensuring the diocese’s youngest learners are ready for preschool and kindergarten this month. raw dog food...

Rising temps, rising needs: Vincentians deliver food, bring hope to those in need

Terry Chavez opens the door for a delivery, but it’s not the latest gadget from Amazon she’s expecting. Instead, a St. Vincent de Paul volunteer is delivering groceries — groceries with a dose of faith, hope and love, that is.

Advent: Serving, giving in love

Catholics tithe and give of themselves year-round at the parish and community levels with sometimes renewed fervor during Thanksgiving and Advent.

Catholics Matter: 1st Way director Kay Allen headed for Belize

Just three weeks shy of leaving the country and taking on a new mission in Belize, Kay Allen, director of 1st Way Pregnancy Center, was all fired-up about the clinic’s focus on reaching out to pregnant women. A client she’d hoped would choose life ended her pregnancy instead, giving into fears that she would lose her athletic scholarship.

Profiles in Mission: Camie Rasband

I wanted to have a job that was more than just a job. I wanted to make sure I was doing something that could also help people.

Mock fire signals start of summer demolition for preschool

A mock structure fire on the last day of school signaled the start of a summer remodeling project at St. Theresa School, 5001 E. Thomas Road. Unlike a typical fire scene, this rebuild was well-planned long before the destruction. Demolition crews were expected back this week to officially knock down the “fire scene”: old maintenance homes turned storage facilities next to St. Theresa’s preschool. It’s the first of a multi-phase effort to create dedicated space for an early education center.

Final founding member of Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit takes vows

It was a pivotal day for the "public association of the faithful."

Dcn. Patrick Flynn (1932-2015) was among the first deacons in diocese

Dcn. Patrick Flynn entered eternal life April 30. He was 83 and had just celebrated his 40th anniversary of ordination.

Legislative summit on the death penalty

Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares will be participating in a legislative summit on the death penalty at 9 a.m. Sept. 13 in Hearing Room 1 of the Arizona State Senate, 1700 W. Washington Street.