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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

Diocese of Phoenix’s commemoration of its 50th year culminates with Holy Mass for thousands

Thousands of faithful, religious and clergy from throughout Arizona and beyond streamed into Comerica Theatre in downtown Phoenix Dec. 2 to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Diocese of Phoenix.

Archbishop Gomez Homily from the 50th Anniversary Mass for the Diocese of Phoenix

Following is the homily from the Most Rev. José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary Mass for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix on Dec. 2, 2019, at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix. My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, It is a joy for me and an honor [...]

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 [...]