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.

Kino Catechetical Institute graduates 43 in Greene’s final ceremony as director

 AVONDALE, Arizona --- When Fr. William Kosco arrived at St. Henry in 2006 to pastor the Buckeye parish, he was so impressed by the catechetical knowledge of one of his parishioners, he thought the man had been in seminary. 

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.

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.  

New Initiative Fosters happy, healthy, and holy priests

As a priest for 16 years, Fr. Paul Sullivan has presided over thousands of Masses, providing a daily Eucharistic encounter between Christ and the people of God. He has spent hundreds of hours listening and advising in the confessional before extending his hand in absolution. He has been present to the faithful through dozens of weddings, baptisms, anointings, and funerals, accompanying his flock in the great joys and sorrows of life.

After nearly 130 years in Downtown Phoenix, Franciscan Friars leave legacy of mission

If St. Mary’s Basilica can be called the “mother parish” of the Valley, then certainly the Franciscan Friars who have served there since the end of the 19th century can be called the Fathers of the Church in Phoenix.

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...

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...

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.

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.