New from Bishop Olmsted

An Apostolic Exhortation to the Husbands and Wives, Mothers and Fathers of the Diocese of Phoenix

Complete My Joy
Alegría Completa

In a major new document written for Catholics of the Diocese of Phoenix, Bishop Olmsted urges fathers and mothers to commit themselves and their families to a deeper relationship with Christ.

Promulgated December 30, 2018 on Holy Family Sunday.

Complete My Joy

Bishop Olmsted’s new Apostolic Exhortation to the Husbands and Wives, Mothers and Fathers of the Diocese of Phoenix

God has a plan for your good and for your family’s healing, renewal and mission. This is not to say that your family life will look at any point like a sales brochure model! Far deeper than the appearances, God wants to increase a profound communion of love in your family that corresponds to the deepest desires of your hearts.

Read “Complete My Joy”

Family Prayer Guide

Why is it that the family that prays together stays together? There must be something powerful about prayer, something glue-like and powerful that just works.

Your family, in prayer, becomes a strong and beautiful center of God’s love and life. With God’s grace, our homes become powerful, game-changing centers of the love of God.

Available February 2

Consecration to Mary

We encourage you to invite Jesus and Mary into your home this year. Our goal is to have 100,000 families consecrate (or re-consecrate) themselves to Jesus through Mary during the 50th Anniversary year.

The intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe — patroness of our country and the Diocese of Phoenix — is key to winning the spiritual battle in our time. We hope that every family in our Diocese will place an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a special place in their home. You can make of it a special occasion, and perhaps invite a priest or a deacon to bless the image while he also blesses your home.


St. Therese Vocation Society

We invite you to join the St. Therese Vocation Society of the Diocese of Phoenix to pray for the future of the Church.

Beginning on February 2, the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life, the Diocese of Phoenix invites all the faithful to enroll in the St. Therese Vocation Society, committing to pray daily for individuals discerning the Priesthood and Religious Life and to pray for an increase of vocations. This is a crucial way to offer your prayers to build up the family of the Church.

For more information visit: The Office of Consecrated Life


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Mary, Our Patroness and Mother

“Sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous deeds.” (Psalm 98)

These words of Psalm 98 eloquently express what is in our hearts as we initiate the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary Year of the Diocese of Phoenix. We begin a jubilee year of remembering the fidelity of Jesus throughout the past half-century, giving thanks and praise to the Lord for remaining faithful to us even when we were not.

In fact, confessing our many shortcomings and sins does not diminish our gratitude to God but rather deepens our praise of Him for His fidelity. Our sins and failings of the past have this great benefit: they remind us of our absolute need for a Savior. We know, in the very marrow of our bones, that without Him we are bound to fail. But, as St. Paul never ceased to proclaim, “If Christ is for us who can be against us?” Rom 8:31

How has Jesus Christ affected your life?

Is there a moment you can point to where you’ve felt particularly close with the Lord?

Or maybe you have a favorite memory of growing up Catholic in Arizona?

Share your memories with us using #DPHXremembers on social media, or by using the button below.

Share Your Memory!

The Diocese of Phoenix was established on December 2, 1969, by Pope Paul VI. In the lead up to the 50th anniversary on December 2, 2019, we will be looking back at the years gone by that helped turn this region of the country into such a diverse, vibrant and faith-filled community.

When the Diocese was established in 1969, the Catholic population numbered around 180,000.

Today, 1.2 million Catholics call the Diocese of Phoenix home. We now have 93 parishes, 24 missions, 28 elementary schools, seven high schools (six Diocesan and one private), and 28 preschools.

The Charity and Development Appeal supports more than 70 community and charitable organizations, who in turn are able to provide hands-on help for seniors, the homeless, those have lost jobs, women who have been abused, and families in crisis.