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Diocese of Phoenix

Saint Clare of Assisi Parish was established by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, July 1, 2000.



Diocese Established
December 2, 1969




Liturgical Calendar and Upcoming Liturgies


Year of Saint Joseph


Most Reverend Thomas J. Olmsted (photo 1)

Born: January 21, 1947 and reared on a family farm on the Kansas-Nebraska border.
Ordained to Priesthood: July 2, 1973 for the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska
Appointed Bishop of Phoenix: November 25, 2003


Auxiliary Bishop
Most Reverend Eduardo Nevares  (photo 2)

Born: February 19, 1954
Ordained to Priesthood: July 18, 1981 as a Missionary of La Salette and later incardinated into the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, in May 2007.
Ordained as the first Auxilliary Bishop of Phoenix: July 19, 2010



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Diocese website 

This very informative and attractive website connects us to all things in the diocese and all the pastoral offices which serve parishes, schools and organizations around the diocese.

Go here also for sacrament policies for infants, children, teens and adults. There are seven sacraments in the Roman Catholic Church.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix - Corporation Info

AZCC.GOV Arizona Corporation Commission Enitity Information - READ MORE HERE
Enitity ID00778258

Statistical Information

On GCatholic

Sexual Abuse

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted addresses the sexual abuse crisis and the need for continuing efforts to provide a safe environment within the Church and society in general.

Safe-Environment Training and recertification is required for everyone who serves in our parishes and institutions. Many improvements have been made to the process in our diocese.
Phoenix.CMG Connect  (brought to us by Catholic Mutual Group)
State Reporting Agencies 
Novena for Protection and Healing from Abuse   open the pdf 

What we are doing to promote a safe environment in St. Clare Parish READ

Find a Parish

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix includes Maricopa County and the Native American Missions around Phoenix and stretches north to Utah and west to California and Nevada. There are three dioceses caring for Arizona: Phoenix and Tucson in Arizona and Gallup, NM which reaches parts of Arizona and New Mexico

DPHX: Upcoming Events 

This events page informs us of events sponsored by the diocese for the the Catholic communities of the diocese

Parish Bulletin Announcements 

These announcements are sent to parish bulletin editors to select what is appropriate for their parish bulletins in their area.

Events Form

All events submitted via our events form are included in our flocknote distributions to parish bulletin editors. This is sent every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. and the deadline is the Monday prior by 4 p.m. Also, we usually like to receive the events at least 2-3 weeks prior to the event to give the bulletin editors sufficient time to include them in their weekly bulletins.

The only events we include on the diocesan website or facebook are those events sponsored by one of our offices.

Office of Communications  
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Foundation and Style Guide

See this page for permitted use of logos on social media
The page will also tell you how to use social media hashtags etc.

Diocesan Blogs from various offices

DPHX Blogs

Podcasts on Apple

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix Podcast Homilies
The Bishop's Hour The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix
The Catholic Conversation The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix
Parenting Smarts The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix
I Got Issues The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix

Charity and Development Appeal 


  Appeal begins February



Together Let Us Go Forth Campaign

This campaign is in process and involves a 5 year pledge period.  St Clare of Assisi Parish is partnering with the diocese to complete this campaign in combination with our a campaign to build a parish activities center for our parishioners. 

All the important information and links to the diocesan campaign can be found on our our website. Please refer to our special pages on our parish website by going to this link:


Apostolic Nunciature USA
This is the diplomatic mission of the Holy See to the USA.   This website provides information about visiting the Vatican, requests for a papal blessing, and many useful links.  READ MORE

Requests for Papal Blessing Parchments
This can be done for special anniversaries and occasions through the office at the Vatican.
A blessing on parchment can be requested directly from the Vatican from the link below. will provide the information. Please be informed that the time required for receiving the parchment is approximately one month from the date when the request is received.





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