News from the Diocese
Diocesan Monthly Media Alert for May 2011
Diocesan Monthly Media Alert
Here is a quick rundown of newsworthy items and upcoming events that affect the 764,000 Catholics living within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix.
Celebrating Blessed John Paul II: 11 a.m. thanksgiving Mass with Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares and special exhibit in honor of the late Holy Father's beatification in Rome; Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix.
Blessed John Paul II Exhibit: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. exhibit of John Paul II relics from 1987 Papal Visit to the Valley; Diocesan Pastoral Center, 400 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. Noontime Mass with pastoral center employees during the week. Info: 602-354-2000.
The Catholic University of America Cardinals Dinner: America's Catholic cardinals will gather in Scottsdale on Friday, May 6, to raise money for college scholarships at the 22nd American Cardinals Dinner. Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix, and John Garvey, President of CUA, will serve as co-hosts for the dinner. All proceeds from the event will benefit Catholic University scholarship funds. All are welcome to attend the 4 p.m. Mass at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church, 10755 North 124th St., Scottsdale. Visiting cardinals, bishops and clergy will concelebrate the Mass, which will be open to the public.
Cultural Diversity Mass: The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with musical preludes featuring various ethnic groups, followed by a Mass celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares, and concluding with a multicultural reception and buffet; Holy Cross Parish, 1244 S. Power Road, Mesa. Info: 602-354-2044.
The Bill Folz Memorial Golf Tournament: East Valley Serra Club Presents the 6th Annual Bill Folz Memorial "Golf for Vocations" Tournament and Fundraiser, 7:30 a.m., The Legacy Golf Resort, 6808 S. 32nd St., Phoenix. Info: 602-305-5550 or www.golfforvocations.org.
Xavier Graduation: Xavier College Preparatory holds its annual graduation ceremony for its high school seniors. 9 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Parish, 4715 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.
Catholic Communication Campaign: The annual collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign will be taken up in most U.S. dioceses the weekend of May 14-15. 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 award-winning Catholic newspaper.
Notre Dame Graduation: Notre Dame Preparatory holds its annual graduation for high school seniors. 7 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, 600 E. Veteran's Way, Tempe.
Seton Graduation: Seton Catholic Preparatory High School holds its annual graduation ceremony for high school seniors. 7 p.m., Mesa Center for the Arts, 1 East Main St., Mesa.
Bourgade Graduation: Bourgade Catholic High School holds its annual graduation for high school seniors. 7 p.m., St. Jerome's Parish, 10815 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix.
Brophy Graduation: Brophy College Preparatory conducts its annual graduation for high school seniors. 9 a.m., Robson Gymnasium, 4701 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.
St. Mary's Graduation: St. Mary's High School holds its annual graduation for high school seniors. 7 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, 600 E. Veteran's Way, Tempe.
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 10 a.m. every Monday on 1310 AM Immaculate Heart Radio. Catch an encore presentation every Thursday at 9 p.m.