Dia de los Muertos Festival

The ninth 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…

Fr. Michael’s Reflection – 8/28/22 (Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C)

“Guests of Honor” I have never liked head tables! It is so often uncomfortable for brides and grooms in the more elegant wedding receptions. Guests of honor sometimes find it hard to relax at the front table with everyone looking at them. Priests often…

Blessing of the Animals

Join the Franciscan Friars, various animals and their owners for our annual Blessing of the Animals.  The blessing is in honor of St. Francis of Assisi patron saint of animals and the environment.  Each animal will receive a certificate of blessing and a selfie with…