Merry Christmas and Blessed Jubilee Year of Mercy!

A piece of Mt. Angel Benedictine Abbey, Oregon for Christmas!

Dear Friends in Christ,

This month of December flew by, and as we approach Christmas, I have a gift for you.  Last month, the Priests and Religious of the Diocese of Phoenix had the opportunity to make and serve pizza to the families of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  We had two grace-filled Vocations fairs on All Saints Day to kick-off National Vocation Awareness Week both at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Scottsdale and St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Phoenix.  There were precious moments we will cherish.

Here are some photos of the great time that was had:

Serving at Pizza Night at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul:

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November 1st Vocations Celebration gave many much joy:

Bishop celebrated the 12:30 p.m. Mass, and some Saints were in the procession!

Bishop celebrated the 12:30 p.m. Mass, and some Saints were in the procession!

 

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Bishop Olmsted came to celebrate with us.

 

Fr. Jim Blantz, C.S.C. from LA came to do a show!

Fr. Jim Blantz, C.S.C. from LA came to do a show of tricks!

 

He had a captive audience!

He had a captive audience!

 

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Bishop Olmsted gave his vocation story.

 

          La  Celebración de la Vida Consagrada continued at

St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Phoenix that day:

The Consecrated Life Celebration on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at St. Vincent De Paul Parish.

The Consecrated Life Celebration on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at St. Vincent De Paul Parish.

 

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Bishop Eduardo Nevares and Fr. Paul Sullivan.

 

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Xochitl Regis speaks to guests during the Consecrated Life Celebration on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at St. Vincent De Paul Parish.

Sr.Xochitl Regis is a novice of the Missionary Carmelites of St. Therese of the Child Jesus of Puebla, Mexico.

 

The Consecrated Life Celebration on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at St. Vincent De Paul Parish.

 

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Sr. Cabrini Thomas, DC

The Consecrated Life Celebration on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at St. Vincent De Paul Parish.

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Father Fernando speaks during the Consecrated Life Celebration on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at St. Vincent De Paul Parish.

Father Fernando served as the MC for this event with great joy.

 

Marina Coatl speaks to guests during the Celebration.

Sr. Marina Coatl, MCSTNJ, Sr.Xochitl’s Novice Mistress.

 

It was so much fun, we cannot wait until next year's celebration!

It was so much fun, we cannot wait until next year!

 

May your Christmas Season be filled joy, peace and blessing!

 

With prayers always,

 

Sister Anthony Mary Diago, RSM

Director of the Office of Consecrated Life, Phoenix

 

 

One thought on “Merry Christmas and Blessed Jubilee Year of Mercy!

  1. Sr. Anthony Mary- I saw your update in the W&M magazine. I would love to catch up with you. I’m so happy to see that your vocation has brought you so much joy and fulfillment.

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