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YP 1st Friday


Young Professionals First Fridays

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What does it mean to be truly free?
Come explore the concept of interior freedom
with Fr. Keith Kenney at the Diocesan Pastoral Center

Starts September 5
Diocesan Pastoral Chapel

6-7 pm Confession & Adoration
7 pm First Friday Mass


February 6
March 6
May 1

For more info, call: Angela Gaetano 602-354-2321

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

Could you not spend one hour with me?

What is Perpetual Adoration?

Download the flyer of all the Perpetual Adoration locations in the Diocese of Phoenix.

Featuring Q & A Session and Mass with Bishop Thomas Olmsted

$120/person early registration December 15th

Registration includes 5 star accommodations at Lost Canyon Camp in Williams, AZ, linens, 5 meals, retreat production, and a worship band for the weekend


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Parish Instructions for Youth Ministers

Register by Mail

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Family Catechesis

400 E. Monroe
Phoenix, AZ 85004

(602) 354-2323

(602) 354-2432 (FAX)

Angela Gaetano

Director of Parish Leadership Support

(602) 354-2321

Victoria Smith

Senior Administrative Assistant

(602) 354-2323


Supporting the Mission of Evangelization & Catechesis

Faith begins in the family, the domestic church. As part of the Division of Education and Evangelization, the Department of Family Catechesis provides support, services, and on-going formation to parishes, pastors, priests and leaders to enable them in the Church's mission of evangelization and Catechesis.

Printable Brochure with more information about the Department of Family Catechesis.

2014-2015 Calendar for Catechetical & Youth Leaders

In the great commission Jesus sent His Apostles to “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. (Matthew 28:20). This commission to evangelize; that is share the Good News of God’s saving plan for us, and the call to catechize; that is to put people not only in touch, but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ, exist as the central mission of the Church. The Department of Family Catechesis/Parish Leadership Support seeks to support parish leaders and parents in their task of evangelization and life-long catechesis.

Please find resources above for Catechetical Leaders, and specific resources for Adult Faith Formation, Children’s Catechesis, Youth and Young Adult, Pastoral Care, and Disabilities. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or need assistance.

Family Catechesis - Parish Leadership Events & Announcements

Catechist Congress: Living the Joy of the Gospel

Saturday, February 7
at St. Mary's High School, 2525 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ

Register online HERE.
To register by mail, click HERE.

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ACTS 2:42

Feb 5, 2015

Monthly gathering for Youth Leaders - Prayer, Fellowship & Support for those who work with the youth.

Thursdays, 9:30-11:00am
Feb 5, 2015 - St. Timothy
Mar 5, 2015 - St. Vincent de Paul
Apr 9, 2015 - St. John Vianney
May 7, 2015 - St. Maria Goretti


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Deanery Meetings:

Feb 12, 2015

Northeast Deanery:
Thursday, February 12 - 9:30am-11:30am at Franciscan Renewal Center.
Contact Patty Tafolla at (480) 948-7460 for more information.

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8th Annual Multi-Parish High School Youth Retreat at Williams, AZ

Feb 27, 2015 to Mar 1, 2015

Parish Registration Form
Online Registration

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