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About Diocese of Phoenix

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix is committed to helping the faithful encounter the living Christ through conversion, communion and solidarity. Led by the Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, 1.2 million Catholics make this diverse, vibrant and faith-filled diocese their home. About Us

Gaudete Sunday

What is special about the Third Sunday of Advent? For much of the Church’s history, this Sunday had a special name: “Gaudete” Sunday. The traditions surrounding this Sunday go back as far as the fourth or fifth century, as does the season of Advent itself. Advent, our preparation for Christmas, was originally a forty-day penitential [...]

Diocese of Phoenix Statement on Vandalism at Chapel of the Holy Cross

We are deeply saddened at the violent acts of vandalism inflicted upon the sacred worship space at the Chapel of the Holy Cross. The interior of the chapel sustained considerable damage, and Sedona Police have arrested a suspect. We will share more information as it becomes available. Please join us in praying for God’s merciful love to heal our community.