There were about 200,000 Catholics in the Diocese of Phoenix when it was first established on Dec. 2, 1969. Today, more than 1.2 million Catholics make this diverse, vibrant, and faith-filled diocese their home. Take a journey through time and experience the past, present and future of the Catholic Church in Arizona. Learn More: https://www.dphx.org
The Roman Catholic 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 in the many activities and social events 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 in the Diocese of Phoenix.
And thanks to the community’s generous support of the Charity and Development Appeal, more than 70 community and charitable organizations are able to provide hands-on help for seniors, the homeless, those who have lost jobs, women who have been abused, and families in crisis.