Flagstaff Summer Fellowship

August 8, 2015

Following a beautiful Mass at San Francisco de Asis Parish, 143 friends, both new and old, gathered at the Fred Nackard Beverage Warehouse for the Blessings & Beers event. The occasion was a wonderful opportunity for individuals to exchange meaningful dialogue about important Catholic issues and learn more about Diocesan Church.

Once guests wound their way through a series of tasting stations, including craft beers, boutique wines and unique food pairings, the Tribunal and Communications departments of the Diocese of Phoenix shared with the audience a brief description of their individual roles in diocese it was a very engaging discussion with many great questions! Afterward, our faithful leader, Bishop Thomas Olmsted, addressed the group and spoke about what we might expect in regard to our Holy Father's visit to Philadelphia this October. He said, "It is exciting to see all of Arizona rally around this event, from all different faiths!"

It was an honor and a privilege to be back in the pines for this annual occasion, visit with friends and make new connections within our Catholic community.

Special Thanks to the Generous Host Committee:

Julie & Pat Nackard
Mary Jean & Jack Bublitz
Cheryl & Allen Edgar
Margaret & Eugene Hughes
Jane & Bob Kohnen
Reverend Matt Lowry
Reverend Kilian McCaffrey
Jeni & Mike Mongini
Reverend Patrick Mowrer
Kim & Martin Ruggiero
Kay & John Sack
Angela & Steve Vargas