Arizona Rosary Celebration 2017 - Schedule of Events

Honoring Mary Under Her Title Our Lady of Fatima

For 35 years, the Diocese of Phoenix has hosted one of the largest annual public rosary celebrations in the United States. Six years ago, the Arizona Rosary Celebration established the Rosary Sunday tradition within the Diocese of Tucson. This major celebration in honor of Our Lady is sponsored by the Arizona Knights of Columbus and 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

Most Rev. Ricardo Ramirez, C.S.B.
Bishop Emeritus of Las Cruces, NM

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TUCSON

Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
8650 North Shannon Road, Tucson, AZ 85742

Most Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas
Bishop of Tucson, Presiding

Master of Ceremonies: Mr. Richard Tracy


Music: Tucson Diocesan Choir


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PHOENIX

Sunday, October 22, 2017
2:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

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

Most Rev. Eduardo A. Nevares
Auxiliary Bishop of Phoenix - Presiding

Master of Ceremonies: Michael Dixon


Music:

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Pre- and Post-event Activities

Friday, October 20, 2017

In Tucson, a Holy Hour of Prayer will take place at . The Holy Hour will be led by The Most Reverend Ricardo Ramirez C.S.B.

The Holy Hour will be followed at by the Arizona Rosary Celebration Opening Dinner, proudly hosted by . This event provides a dinner for per person and also features our Guest Speaker, The Most Reverend Ricard Ramirez, C.S.B.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

At Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 8650 North Shannon Road, Tucson, AZ 85742, beginning at 9:40 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., the Choir will entertain those gathered for the celebration with 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 10:00 a.m. The celebration will include the Bishop's entrance procession, followed by the blessing procession, opening remarks by The Most Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas, Bishop of Tucson, the keynote address by The Most Reverend Ricardo Ramirez, C.S.B., Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the Holy Rosary of Blessed Virgin Mary, and Benediction. Following the celebration, The Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas, Bishop of Tucson, will join those in attendance for a reception.

The Phoenix Diocesan Pilgrimage Mass will take place Saturday afternoon, at 4:30 p.m. at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85017. Mass will be followed by a Holy Hour of Prayer. This will be followed by the Arizona Rosary Celebration Dinner held in Smith Hall at the Cathedral. This event will include dinner and the words of the speaker. Dinner is hosted by Catholic Renewal Ministries. Dinner tickets are $22.00. A reservation form can be found here.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

In Phoenix, Altar Servers will gather at 11:00 a.m. in Room 155 of the Convention Center Halls F & G. There, they will check in, enjoy lunch and engage in conversation with a vocations representative of the Diocese of Phoenix. The assembled Altar Servers will line up at 1:30 p.m. to process into the convention center. If present, the Silver Rose will lead the Blessing Procession and be the first rose presented to the image of Our Lady of Fatima.

From 12:00 p.m. until approximately 1:30 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. 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 Eduardo A. Nevares, Auxiliary Bishop of Phoenix, the keynote address by The Most Reverend Ricardo Ramirez, C.S.B., Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the Holy Rosary of Blessed Virgin Mary, and Benediction.

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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 "Praying with my family before Our Lady of Fatima." 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 21, 2017. 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 poster contest, please contact: Samuel Kiser, telephone 520-820-5808, or e-mail samuel@kisers.net, or Karen McEwen, telephone 520-219-7615, or e-mail kmcewen@seastucson.org.

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All entries for the Diocese of Phoenix must be received by Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 12:00 Noon or be postmarked by September 30, 2017. 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.

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Winners will be invited to a pizza party in November with Most Reverend Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix, or Most Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas, Bishop of Tucson.

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Contact Information

Website: www.azrosary.org

E-mail address: azrosary@yahoo.com

Follow Arizona Rosary Celebration on Facebook: AZRosary

Contact: For general information, Danny Haywood (602) 469-0758, e-mail: dhaywood65@gmail.com

For Information about the celebration in Tucson: Al Tucker (520) 825-1248, e-mail: altucker33@yahoo.com

Media Contact: John Garcia, Public Relations (602) 525-4424.

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