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Church breaks ground on new Catholic school in West Valley

From KTAR.com: Ground was broken on a new Catholic high school in the West Valley during a ceremony on Friday. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted was joined by parents and future students of the St. John Paul II Catholic High School in the groundbreaking ceremony that took place near the intersection of Thomas and Litchfield roads [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|In the News|Comments Off on Church breaks ground on new Catholic school in West Valley

$23M Catholic high school breaks ground in West Valley

Scottsdale-based Double AA Builders Ltd. is breaking ground today on a Catholic high school to serve the growing number of Catholic students and families in the West Valley. Gilbert-based HDA Architects designed the new school, which will be open for the 2018 academic year at 13720 W. Thomas Road, which is next to the St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Avondale. The closest Catholic high school to the 25-acre site is Bourgade Catholic High School at 4602 N. 31st Ave. in Phoenix, which is 20 miles away.

By | January 31st, 2017|In the News|Comments Off on $23M Catholic high school breaks ground in West Valley

V Encuentro on Arizona PBS ‘Horizonte’

Airdate: January 19, 2017 V Encuentro is a four year process geared to finding new ways to engage Hispanic Catholics. The process starts at the grass roots level and calls for development of resources and initiatives to better serve the Hispanic population. Dr. Maria Romo Chavira, chancellor for the Diocese of Phoenix gives us more details [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|In the News|Comments Off on V Encuentro on Arizona PBS ‘Horizonte’

Catholic High School Ground Breaking Scheduled For Friday

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix plans to break ground on a new high school Friday in Avondale. St. John Paul II High School will be the first Catholic high school in the far West Valley, when it opens in 2018. Read more.

By | January 23rd, 2017|In the News|Comments Off on Catholic High School Ground Breaking Scheduled For Friday

V Encuentro Seeks Feedback From Catholic Latinos

Sacred Heart Catholic Church is simple but cozy. Most members prefer to worship in Spanish. So it’s no surprise that the image La Virgen de Guadalupe by the altar is the same size as the one of Jesus Christ. The south Phoenix parish has always been predominantly Latino, a noun that lumps together people from [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|In the News|Comments Off on V Encuentro Seeks Feedback From Catholic Latinos

How Hispanics are shaping the Catholic church

Bishop: Latinos now comprise a majority of Phoenix parishioners, and the church is growing largely due to immigration. The Catholic Church in Arizona has been defined by priests and missionaries from around the world. But in the 21st century, the explosive growth of Hispanics is shaping the foundation of this faith. On Dec. 2, Catholics in Phoenix celebrated [...]

By | December 27th, 2016|In the News|Comments Off on How Hispanics are shaping the Catholic church

A Phoenix bishop’s plea to voters and politicians: no votes for abortion

Catholics should be consistent in public life and need to make protecting innocent life a serious political priority, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix has said in the latest edition of his booklet on the duties of Catholic voters and politicians.

By | September 20th, 2016|In the News|Comments Off on A Phoenix bishop’s plea to voters and politicians: no votes for abortion

Bishop to ordain four to priesthood June 11, three to transitional diaconate May 29

For four men of the Diocese of Phoenix, June 11 will mark a day of both ending and new beginnings. That’s because their years of seminary study and formation are over. They’ll enter St. Thomas Aquinas Parish that day as transitional deacons and leave as ordained priests after Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted imposes hands on them.

By | June 8th, 2016|In the News, News Releases and Statements|Comments Off on Bishop to ordain four to priesthood June 11, three to transitional diaconate May 29

Cuatro hombres serán ordenados al sacerdocio el 11 de junio, tres al diaconado transitorio el 29 de mayo

Para cuatro hombres de la Diócesis de Phoenix, el 11 de junio marcará un día de finales y nuevos comienzos. Esto es debido a que sus años de estudio y formación en el seminario han concluido. Entrarán en la Parroquia Santo Tomás de Aquino ese día como diáconos transitorios y saldrán como sacerdotes ordenados después de que el Obispo Thomas J. Olmsted imponga las manos sobre ellos.

By | June 8th, 2016|Español, In the News, News Releases and Statements|Comments Off on Cuatro hombres serán ordenados al sacerdocio el 11 de junio, tres al diaconado transitorio el 29 de mayo

CBS Evening News: Arizona nun helps children tackle obesity

Sister Martha Mary Carpenter of the Saint Peter Mission School in central Arizona is working with the children of the Gila River Indian community to fight childhood obesity. The Gila River Indian community is considered by the National Institutes of Health to be one of the most obese communities in America. CBS News correspondent Don Dahler has more.

By | May 2nd, 2016|In the News|Comments Off on CBS Evening News: Arizona nun helps children tackle obesity