News from the Diocese
Diocesan Monthly Media Alert
Following is a quick look at newsworthy items and upcoming events that affect more than 820,000 Catholics living within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix.
Xavier College Preparatory Graduation: Xavier holds its annual graduation ceremony for its high school seniors at 9 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Parish, 4715 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.
Notre Dame Preparatory Graduation: Notre Dame holds its annual graduation for high school seniors at 7 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, 600 E. Veteran's Way, Tempe.
Bourgade Catholic High School Graduation: Bourgade holds its annual graduation for high school seniors at 3 p.m., St. Thomas More Parish, 6180 W. Utopia, Glendale.
Brophy College Preparatory Graduation: Brophy conducts its annual graduation for high school seniors at 9 a.m., Robson Gymnasium, 4701 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.
Catholic Communication Campaign: The annual collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) will be taken up in most U.S. dioceses the weekend of May 19-20. The CCC supports the use of new media, including the Internet and efforts in digital and social media, but also radio, television and print initiatives, such as the local televised Mass and The Catholic Sun, the Diocese of Phoenix's award-winning Catholic newspaper.
St. Mary's Catholic High School Graduation: St. Mary's holds its annual graduation for high school seniors at 7 p.m., Grand Canyon University, 3300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix.
Seton Catholic Preparatory Graduation: Seton holds its annual graduation ceremony for high school seniors at 7 p.m., Mesa Center for the Arts, 1 E. Main St., Mesa.
Transitional Deacon Ordination: Two men studying to become priests will be ordained transitional deacons, the final step along their journey to priestly ordination, 9 a.m. at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix.
Priest Ordination: Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted will ordain a new priest, 10 a.m. at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix.
TV Mass: Mass is broadcast live at 9 a.m. Sunday mornings from Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral on KAZT-TV (AZ-TV7, Cable 13), followed by local Catholic talk show "Catholics Matter," hosted by Fr. Rob Clements.
The Bishop's Hour: The Diocese of Phoenix's locally produced radio program about issues from a Catholic viewpoint. Hosted by Michael Dixon, The Bishop's Hour is broadcast at 11 a.m. every Monday on 1310 AM Immaculate Heart Radio. Catch an encore presentation every Thursday at 9 p.m. Information: www.thebishopshour.org.
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About the Diocese of Phoenix
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix was established Dec. 2, 1969, by Pope Paul VI. Led by Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, more than 750,000 Catholics make this diverse, vibrant and faith-filled diocese their home.