Tenebrae is the Latin word for darkness, and the Tenebrae service comes at the end of Lent. It marks the end of forty days of fasting, prayer and alms giving. The Tenebrae service… continue reading »

Chrism Mass

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Avondale was the scene for this year’s Diocese of Phoenix Chrism Mass, held Monday, March 25, 2024. Most Reverend John Dolan… continue reading »

The Scrutinies

During the journey of the Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA), the Elect, those who have not been baptized, enter the final phase of preparation for entry into the Catholic faith… continue reading »