Arizona Rosary Celebration 2019 - Schedule of Events

Honoring Mary Under Her Title

Our Lady of Guadalupe

For 43 years, the Diocese of Phoenix has been home to one of the largest annual public Rosary celebrations in the United States. For the past eight of those years the Rosary Sunday tradition was joined by the Diocese of Tucson. This major celebration in honor of Our Lady is sponsored by the Arizona Knights of Columbus and is now held in conjunction with the Dioceses of Tucson and Phoenix. Assistance is given by many groups and organizations, including the Legion of Mary and Catholic Daughters of America. Invitations to participate are being extended to all parishes and groups in each diocese.

GUEST SPEAKER

Rev. Robert A. Gonzalez
 

Parochial Vicar

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Tucson
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TUCSON

Saturday, October 19, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 11:15 p.m.

Saint Augustine Cathedral

192 S. Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701

Most Rev. Edward J. Weisenburger
Bishop of Tucson, Presiding

 

Master of Ceremonies: Mr. Richard Tracy


Music: Tucson Diocesan Choir

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PHOENIX

Sunday, October 20, 2019
2:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Phoenix Convention Center, Halls F & G
33 S. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted
Bishop of Phoenix - Presiding

 

Master of Ceremonies: Michael Dixon


Music: Ville de Marie Academy Schola cantorum

Under the direction of Miss Rosa Beyer 

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Contact Information

 

Website: www.azrosary.net

 

E-mail address: azrosary@yahoo.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com\AZRosary

For Information About the Celebration in Phoenix:

Danny Haywood (602) 469-0758

e-mail: dhaywood65@gmail.com

For Information About the Celebration in Tucson:

Karen McEwen (520) 870-5122

e-mail: ksmcewen@comcast.net

 

Media Contact: John Garcia, Public Relations Director

(602) 525-4424.

Para obtener información en español: llame a la Celebración del Rosario de Arizona la línea de información en español, (623) 234-1470.Deje por favor un mensaje breve, su número de teléfono, hable claramente y despacito. Le devolveremos su llamada en la primera oportunidad.

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Arizona Rosary Celebration Activities


Friday, October 18, 2019


A Holy Hour and Dinner will kick off the Arizona Rosary Celebration weekend at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, located at 8650 N. Shannon Road, Tucson, Arizona. The Holy Hour will take place in the church at 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:15 p.m. Come and meet guest speaker Rev. Robert A. Gonzalez, Parochial Vicar, St. John the Evangelist Parish, Tucson. Dinner Tickets are available for $15.00. The meal is Italian themed and is Hosted by Roy Champeau K of C Council 8077 and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. Make your reservation for dinner no later than Friday, October 12, 2019.


Send Dinner Reservation Form & Check to:
K of C Council 8077 c/o St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
8650 N Shannon Road, Tucson, AZ 86742
Attn. GK Dave Chohon


Saturday, October 19, 2019
 

The Rosary celebration will be held at the Saint Augustine Cathedral located at 192 S. Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701. It takes place from 8:40 a.m. until 11:15 a.m., with musical entertainment by the Diocesan Choir for those gathered for the celebration including several spiritually uplifting songs. It is recommended that those attending the Tucson celebration come early and enjoy the concert.

 

The Rosary celebration will begin at 9:00 a.m. The celebration includes the Bishop's entrance procession, followed by the blessing procession, opening remarks by The Most Reverend Edward J. Weisenburger, Bishop of Tucson; the keynote address by Reverend Robert A. Gonzalez, Parochial Vicar, of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Tucson; Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; recitation of the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary; and Benediction. Following the celebration, Bishop Weisenburger, will join those in attendance for a reception.


The Phoenix Diocesan Mass will take place Saturday afternoon at Ss. Simon & Jude Cathedral, located at 6351 N 27th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85023. Mass begins at 4:30 p.m. The Holy Hour will follow Mass at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. in Smith Hall. The Dinner is hosted by Catholic Renewal Ministries and is catered by Sharko’s. You can purchase dinner tickets for $22.00. Reservations for dinner must be made no later than Monday, October 5, 2019.


Send Dinner Reservation Form & Check to:
Knights of Columbus
14175 W. Indian School Road, Suite B4-626
Goodyear, AZ 85395-9369


Sunday, October 20, 2019


In Phoenix, the Rosary Celebration will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center, 33 S. 3rd St., Phoenix, 85004. Altar Servers will gather at 11:00 a.m. in the Convention Center Halls F & G. There, they will check in, enjoy lunch and engage in conversation with a representative of the Diocese of Phoenix Office of Vocations. The assembled Altar Servers will line up at 1:30 p.m. to process into the convention center.


From 12:00 p.m. until approximately 1:45 p.m. Confessions will be heard at the Convention Center. Those attending the celebration are encouraged to avail themselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Signs will point attendees towards the appropriate room.


Also beginning at 12:00 p.m., the Blessed Sacrament will be present for visitation, adoration, prayer, and post-reconciliation reflection. The Blessed Sacrament room will be found close by the area for confessions. The Blessed Sacrament will repose in this room until it is carried into the main hall for exposition and the Holy Rosary.


At 1:30 p.m., those in attendance will be treated to a pre-celebration concert. Then, at 2:00 p.m., the Rosary Celebration begins with the Bishop's entrance procession, followed by the blessing procession, opening remarks by The Most Reverend Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix, the keynote address by Reverend Robert A. Gonzalez, Parochial Vicar, of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Tucson; Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; recitation of the Holy Rosary of Blessed Virgin Mary, and Benediction.


Poster Contest


The Arizona Rosary Celebration is pleased to invite all Catholic students, grades K-8, in Tucson and Phoenix to participate in the Arizona Rosary Celebration Poster Contest.


Students are to submit a free-hand drawing depicting the theme of "Our Lady of Guadalupe and the family." Participating students can be home schooled, attend CCD or attend Catholic School.


All entries for the Diocese of Tucson must be received by Saturday, October 19, 2019. Entries are to be mailed to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church c/o Samuel Kiser, 8650 North Shannon Road Tucson, AZ 85742. For information regarding the Tucson Diocesan poster contest, please contact Samuel Kiser, telephone 520-838-2507, or e-mail skiser@diocesetucson.org.


All entries for the Diocese of Phoenix must be received or postmarked by Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 12:00 Noon. All entries are to be mailed to or dropped off at: Donna Wiedoff c/o St Joseph Parish, 11001 N 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85028. Questions can be sent attention Donna at e-mail azrosary@yahoo.com.


Winners will be invited to a pizza party in November with Bishop Weisenburger of Tucson, or Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix


DOWNLOAD A TUCSON DIOCESE POSTER CONTEST FLYER

All entries for the Diocese of Phoenix must be received by Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 12:00 Noon. All entries are to be mailed to or dropped off at: Donna Wiedoff c/o St Joseph Parish, 11001 N 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85028. Questions can be sent attention Donna at e-mail: dwiedoff@cox.net.

DOWNLOAD A DIOCESE OF PHOENIX POSTER CONTEST FLYER

 

Winners will be invited to a pizza party in November with Bishop Weisenburger of Tucson, or Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix

Praying the Rosary as a community for the intentions of the faithful.

 

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