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About Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

The Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted is the bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix. He was installed as the fourth bishop of Phoenix on Dec. 20, 2003, and is the spiritual leader of the diocese's Catholics. Read More

Thirsting for Christ

  Thirsting for Christ Following is the prepared text from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted’s homily for the Chrism Mass. April 15, 2019 “You yourselves shall be named priests of the Lord, ministers of our God you shall be called. (Is 61:1ff)” “Ustedes seran llamados ‘sacerdotes del Senor’; ministros de nuestro Dios’ se les [...]

By |2019-04-17T10:00:53-07:00April 17th, 2019|Homilies from Bishop Olmsted|Comments Off on Thirsting for Christ

The Love of Jesus Impels Us

Following is the prepared text from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted’s homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent, celebrated with the Catholic Academy for Life Leadership. March 31, 2019 In December 1983, a man in a white cassock went to visit a man in a blue sweater, blue jeans, and white slippers from which the laces [...]

By |2019-04-02T14:37:06-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Homilies from Bishop Olmsted|Comments Off on The Love of Jesus Impels Us

Bishop Olmsted: Do not rejoice in wrong-doing  

Following is the prepared text from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted’s homily for the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time. February 3, 2019 “Love does not rejoice over wrong-doing but rejoices with the truth.”

By |2019-02-04T14:19:51-07:00February 4th, 2019|Homilies from Bishop Olmsted|Comments Off on Bishop Olmsted: Do not rejoice in wrong-doing  

Comforted by the Lord

Following is the prepared text from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted’s homily for the Mass of Healing and Reconciliation for Survivors of Abuse and their Families December 11, 2018 “Comfort, give comfort to my people... Speak tenderly to Jerusalem and proclaim to her that her…guilt is expiated.”

By |2018-12-12T10:18:06-07:00December 12th, 2018|Homilies from Bishop Olmsted|Comments Off on Comforted by the Lord

What God Has Joined

Following is the prepared text from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted’s homily for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time. October 7, 2018 …a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and the two shall become one flesh...Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate. Mark 10:2ff These words [...]

By |2018-10-09T11:54:01-07:00October 9th, 2018|Homilies from Bishop Olmsted|Comments Off on What God Has Joined