Advancing Our Church

Advancing Our Church

49. Diocese of Phoenix

February 02, 2020

Today’s Show

Today, Changing Our World‘s Jim Friend travels to his hometown in the Diocese of Phoenix and visits with the senior team in the Office for Mission Advancement. What were the three things that Bishop Olmstead asked God to show him so that he would know that a new seminary was His plan? Learn about the incredible mission of Nazareth House, a new seminary house of formation in the diocese. Some additional topics we cover include…

* How should a new Development Officer spend the first 90 days? * What did Bishop Olmsted say was one of the best byproducts of running a diocesan campaign? * How does the Ascent Conference help parishes in the Diocese of Phoenix? * The focus of refugee ministry through Catholic Charities.* Bishop Olmsted’s two incredible Exhortations: Complete My Joy and Into the Breach

Today, we learn about these initiatives and much more as we meet the senior management team for the Office of Mission Advancement in the Diocese of Phoenix. Our guests today are Cande de Leon, Lisa Wentz, and Linda Barkyoumb. They are an incredible team, making a big impact.

About the Diocese of Phoenix

The Diocese of Phoenix is committed to helping the faithful encounter the living Christ through conversion, communion, and solidarity. Led by the Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, more than 1.2 million Catholics make this diverse, vibrant, and faith-filled diocese their home.

The faithful worship, receive the sacraments and participate at one of the 94 parishes and 23 missions. Nearly 15,000 students attend one of the 29 Catholic elementary schools, seven high schools, and 29 preschools.

The Charity and Development Appeal provides funds for more than 70 community and charitable organizations. Resulting in hands-on help for seniors, the homeless, those who have lost jobs, women who have been abused, and families in crisis.