Local, national and world events and Church teachings direct our attention to life itself as the very center of our concern. The consistent ethic of life provides both a solid foundation and a powerful challenge to live as faithful disciples and involved citizens. It calls into question all views that contradict the message and meaning of Jesus. It challenges us to reject the culture of death. It challenges us to create a culture of life every day, at home, at work and in society. How? The way we vote, the jokes we tell, the language we use, the attitudes we hand on to children, the causes we support, the business practices we use, the entertainment we attend, the way we care for the sick and elderly: in all these ordinary activities we express consistency in reverencing life. Join us in supporting a variety of Reverence for Life Projects from Care of Creation to Respect for Life.
Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Mass
Join Bishop Olmsted at St. Mary’s Basilica in Phoenix to celebrate the life and contributions of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his fight for civil rights in the United States. The celebration begins at 3 p.m. with musical preludes. Mass begins at 4 p.m. and a reception follows at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 400 E. Monroe St., Phoenix.
Date: January 15, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: St. Mary’s Basilica
Arizona for Life March and Rally
On January 20, 2018, join people of all nationalities and faith backgrounds from around the state in downtown Phoenix for the Arizona for Life March and Rally, an event celebrating and advocating for the beauty and dignity of every human life.
Gather at 10:30 a.m. March begins at 11:30 a.m. at Cesar Chavez Memorial Plaza (2nd Ave. & Washington). Rally at Wesley Bolin Memorial Park from 12:30-2 PM. This will be a family-friendly event with live music, entertainment, food available at the launch site, and inspiring speakers, including international pro-life advocates Pam Tebow (mother of Tim Tebow) and Stephanie Gray.
Date: January 20, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 2 PM
Location: March Begins at Cesar Chavez Memorial Plaza (2nd Ave. & Washington). Marching to Wesley Bolin Memorial Park for the Rally.
Director of Faith Development
Br. Scott Slattum, OFM