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Statement on the Death of Bishop Emeritus Thomas J. O’Brien

We are saddened to learn of the death of Bishop O’Brien, and we ask the faithful to join us in praying for the repose of his soul. May he know the love and mercy of Our Savior Jesus Christ.

By |2018-08-28T08:36:23+00:00August 26th, 2018|In the News|Comments Off on Statement on the Death of Bishop Emeritus Thomas J. O’Brien

Death of Bishop Thomas J. O’Brien

Bishop Thomas J. O’Brien, retired bishop of Phoenix, died this morning at 6:11 a.m. In his later years he had been suffering from ongoing health complications related to Parkinson’s disease. He was 82. Please pray for the repose of his soul, and may he rest in peace.

By |2018-08-26T17:59:36+00:00August 26th, 2018|In the News|Comments Off on Death of Bishop Thomas J. O’Brien

Meet Dr. Maria R. Chavira of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix in Central Phoenix

In the News: Dr. Chavira has served the Diocese of Phoenix as the Chancellor since 2013. In her role as the Chancellor, she assists the bishop in the oversight of the official archives of the Diocese of Phoenix in accord with Canon Law. Dr. Chavira also assists in planning and is a key member of the administrative leadership staff of the bishop, giving counsel in various ecclesial, communication, and business matters.

By |2018-05-31T11:55:20+00:00May 31st, 2018|In the News|Comments Off on Meet Dr. Maria R. Chavira of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix in Central Phoenix

Phoenix Business Journal: Catholic Diocese of Phoenix launches first-ever $100M campaign

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix is launching its first-ever $100 million campaign to keep up with the community's rapid growth.

By |2018-02-02T09:49:26+00:00September 14th, 2017|In the News|Comments Off on Phoenix Business Journal: Catholic Diocese of Phoenix launches first-ever $100M campaign

Arizona Republic: Phoenix diocese launches $100 million fundraising campaign

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix has embarked on a $100 million fundraising campaign over the next three years to support religious-education initiatives, build schools, assist people in need and strengthen parishioners' ties to the church.

By |2018-02-02T09:49:39+00:00September 14th, 2017|In the News|Comments Off on Arizona Republic: Phoenix diocese launches $100 million fundraising campaign

St. Patrick’s Day Dispensation

In view of the fact that St. Patrick's Day this year falls on a Friday of Lent, I hereby grant a dispensation from the Church's law of abstinence for all in the Diocese of Phoenix. I also request that all who avail themselves of this dispensation perform some other work of penance, for example: [...]

By |2018-02-02T10:09:29+00:00February 15th, 2017|In the News|Comments Off on St. Patrick’s Day Dispensation

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 [...]

By |2018-02-02T10:09:53+00:00January 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 |2018-02-02T10:10:32+00:00January 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 |2018-02-02T10:12:05+00:00January 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 |2018-02-02T10:13:10+00:00January 23rd, 2017|In the News|Comments Off on Catholic High School Ground Breaking Scheduled For Friday