Fr. Steve Kunkel   - August 6, 2017 - Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

August 14, 2017

Rev. Steve Kunkel is the pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Phoenix, Arizona. Raised in an Army family, Fr. Kunkel graduated from FSU (Fayetteville State University) with a BS in Computer Science. After working for Wachovia Bank, he entered the seminary, studying at St. Meinrad Seminary, earning and MDiv. He was ordained for the Diocese of Phoenix in 2001 and has been pastor of Resurrection Parish in Tempe and Christ the King Parish in Mesa.

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Fr. Bolding - August 6, 2017 - Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

August 14, 2017

Fr. Robert Bolding is a priest in the Diocese of Phoenix. He is the President-Rector of St. Mary’s High School, where he has taught and ministered since 2009. Fr. Bolding attended the Pontifical College Josephinum and holds a Master’s degree in education from the University of Notre Dame. 

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Fr. Bolding - July 30, 2017 - Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 6, 2017

Fr. Robert Bolding is a priest in the Diocese of Phoenix. He is the President-Rector of St. Mary’s High School, where he has taught and ministered since 2009. Fr. Bolding attended the Pontifical College Josephinum and holds a Master’s degree in education from the University of Notre Dame. 

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Fr. Chris Fraser, JCL - July 23, 2017, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 25, 2017

Fr. Fraser was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Phoenix in June of 2001. Before entering St. Meinrad Seminary in southern Indiana, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Arizona State University in 1994. Upon graduation, he was employed at the School of Law at Arizona State University until 1996 when he entered the seminary to begin preparations and discernment of the priesthood. He received a Master of Divinity from St. Meinrad School of Theology in 2001 and was ordained to the ministerial priesthood on June 2, 2001.

Fr. Fraser’s parish assignments were Parochial Vicar of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix and St. Andrew the Apostle in Chandler. In 2004, Fr. Fraser was sent to the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., to study canon law, where he earned a licentiate in Canon Law in 2006. Upon graduation, he returned to Phoenix to work full time in the diocesan Tribunal, where he has served as the Judicial Vicar since December of 2007.

Fr. Fraser is a graduate of Seton Catholic Preparatory High School in Chandler.

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Fr. Thomas Kagumisa - 07-16-2017, 15th Sunday of Easter

July 22, 2017

Fr. Thomas Kagumisa is a Catholic Priest from Bukoba Diocese, Tanzania. After obtaining his BA in Sacred Theology from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, he was ordained to the priesthood on August 3, 2008. Fr. Kagumisa has now established over 7 years of experience in the ministry, including, 1 year as an Associate Pastor, 4 years as a Pastor and 1 year as a Deputy Secretary to the Diocesan Bishop. From July 2014 to July 2015, he was serving as an Interim Parochial Administrator at St. John Vianney Parish, Sedona. He is now ministering as an Associate Pastor at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Phoenix.

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Fr Steve Kunkel - July 9, 2017 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 16, 2017

Rev. Steve Kunkel is the pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Phoenix, Arizona. Raised in an Army family, Fr. Kunkel graduated from FSU (Fayetteville State University) with a BS in Computer Science. After working for Wachovia Bank, he entered the seminary, studying at St. Meinrad Seminary, earning and MDiv. He was ordained for the Diocese of Phoenix in 2001 and has been pastor of Resurrection Parish in Tempe and Christ the King Parish in Mesa.

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Fr. Steve Kunkel - July 2, 2017 - Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 8, 2017

Rev. Steve Kunkel is the pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Phoenix, Arizona. Raised in an Army family, Fr. Kunkel graduated from FSU (Fayetteville State University) with a BS in Computer Science. After working for Wachovia Bank, he entered the seminary, studying at St. Meinrad Seminary, earning and MDiv. He was ordained for the Diocese of Phoenix in 2001 and has been pastor of Resurrection Parish in Tempe and Christ the King Parish in Mesa.

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Fr. Thomas Kagumisa - June 25, 2017 - Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 30, 2017

Fr. Thomas Kagumisa is a Catholic Priest from Bukoba Diocese, Tanzania. After obtaining his BA in Sacred Theology from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, he was ordained to the priesthood on August 3, 2008. Fr. Kagumisa has now established over 7 years of experience in the ministry, including, 1 year as an Associate Pastor, 4 years as a Pastor and 1 year as a Deputy Secretary to the Diocesan Bishop. From July 2014 to July 2015, he was serving as an Interim Parochial Administrator at St. John Vianney Parish, Sedona. He is now ministering as an Associate Pastor at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Phoenix.

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Dcn. William A Chavira MD - June 25, 2017 - Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 30, 2017

Faith is truly a gift. Throughout my life I have come to appreciate this gift; it was through my great-grandmother “Nana Bell” where I came to understand the gift of faith that has been passed down from generation to generation. She did not have a degree, did not graduate from high school, she was poor and lived in public housing; however, her wealth came from her reliance on God.

I learned through the example of my great-grandmother that Holy Mass was the most important thing in life and therefore I would walk with her to St. Anthony Catholic Church during the heat of the summer months and the cold of winter. My great-grandmother’s love and devotion to our blessed Mother, Our Lady of Guadalupe, was an inspiration to me as a young boy. I learned of our Lady’s maternal protection of her son Jesus; something I foster in my own life and try to teach others.

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Fr. Steve Kunkel - June 11, 2017 - The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

June 17, 2017

Rev. Steve Kunkel is the pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Phoenix, Arizona. Raised in an Army family, Fr. Kunkel graduated from FSU (Fayetteville State University) with a BS in Computer Science. After working for Wachovia Bank, he entered the seminary, studying at St. Meinrad Seminary, earning and MDiv. He was ordained for the Diocese of Phoenix in 2001 and has been pastor of Resurrection Parish in Tempe and Christ the King Parish in Mesa.

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