Priests from throughout the Diocese of Tucson joined Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas on April 2 for the annual Chrism Mass at St. Augustine Cathedral, where three oils were blessed and distributed to pastors to use at their parishes during the coming year.
The occasion was used to install newly named Monsignors Al Schifano and Raul Trevizo as Prefects of the Papal Household.
The oils blessed were the oil of Catechumens, the oil of the infirm and holy chrism, to be used as people receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and the Anointing of the Sick.
Magnificat, a Catholic women’s ministry, will host its quarterly Breakfast on Saturday on May 12 at 9 a.m. at a new location, the Sheraton Hotel at 5151 E. Grant Rd., near Rosemont. Guest speaker Lila Reich will share her story of conversion after being raised in the Jewish faith. All are welcome.
If you are 18 to 23 years old, the Search for Christian Maturity Retreat offers a getaway weekend with other young Catholics to reflect on life and grow in your relationship with Jesus.
The retreat on June 29-July 1 will be hosted at St. Odilia Parish in Tucson and costs $40, and scholarships are available. For more information contact Bridgette Gomez-Muñoz at 520-404-3405 or email@example.com , or Julie Machen at 520-250-1299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration have scheduled a Summer Monastic Experience at their Tucson community, and another at their home in Clyde, Mo.
The event is for single women ages 18 to 47 and will offer participants the opportunity to enter into the rhythm of monastic life, prayer, faith sharing and what it is like living in a community of religious Sisters.
The retreat in Tucson is May 24-30, and in Clyde it’s June 30-July 7. Attendance is free.
For more information, visit http://bit.ly/GTkwHU on the web.
Lori M. Giovannini has been appointed interim executive director of Reachout Pregnancy Center, it was announced by Marilou Lopez, president of the center’s board of directors. Giovannini is active in ministries at St. Mark Parish and also serves on the board of Vine of Grace, a women’s ministry.