Save the Date
2019 Arizona Rosary Celebration
Honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Knights of Columbus and the Diocese of Phoenix.
In Phoenix, the Rosary Celebration will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center, 33 S. 3rd St., Phoenix, 85004.
Altar Servers will gather at 11 a.m. in the Convention Center Halls F & G. There, they will check in, enjoy lunch and engage in conversation with a representative of the Diocese of Phoenix Office of Vocations. The assembled Altar Servers will line up at 1:30 p.m. to process into the convention center.
From noon until about 1:45 p.m. Confessions will be heard at the Convention Center. Those attending the celebration are encouraged to avail themselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Signs will point attendees towards the appropriate room.
Also beginning at noon, the Blessed Sacrament will be present for visitation, adoration, prayer, and post-reconciliation reflection. The Blessed Sacrament room will be found close by the area for confessions. The Blessed Sacrament will repose in this room until it is carried into the main hall for exposition and the Holy Rosary.
At 1:30 p.m., those in attendance will be treated to a pre-celebration concert. Then, at 2 p.m., the Rosary Celebration begins with the Bishop’s entrance procession, followed by the blessing procession, opening remarks by the Most Reverend Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix, the keynote address by Reverend Robert A. Gonzalez, Parochial Vicar, of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Tucson; Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; recitation of the Holy Rosary of Blessed Virgin Mary, and Benediction.