Transitus of St. Francis

Join us for a beautiful celebration of the Transitus – the passing into eternal life of Our Holy Father St. Francis of Assisi. This ancient Franciscan tradition includes readings from the testimonies of Francis and his companions, the gradual elimination of the light, the…

Dia de los Muertos Festival

The sixth annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival, which celebrates the memory of deceased loved ones, attracts crowds upwards of 10,000 people to St. Mary’s Basilica, a Phoenix Point of Pride and historic building listed on the National Register. This family-friendly event in…

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday liturgies are some of the best attended in the entire year.  Some people suggest that is just because the Church is giving out something free, but I suspect there are deeper reasons!  Ashes are an ancient symbol of repentance (sackcloth and ashes). …