Name of Church St. Edward the Confessor

Address 4410 E. Southern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85040

Phone number (602) 253-6090 


Mass times Sundays, 9 a.m. (chant Mass), 11 a.m. (High Mass), 1 p.m. (sermon in Spanish).  Monday – Friday (except Wednesday), 6:30 a.m.  Wednesday, 8 a.m.  All are traditional Latin Masses using the missal of 1962.

Confessions 30 minutes before Mass.  Saturdays, 2 – 3 p.m.

Names of priests Fr. Michael Passo, pastor.  Fr. Federico Masutti and Fr. Martin Rangel-Garcia, assistant pastors.  All are traditional priests of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP) and liturgies are reverent.  The FSSP was established in 1988 and its apostolates can be found throughout the world.

Parish groups Confraternity of Christian Mothers, CarePortal for Life (for pregnant mothers), Helpers of the Immaculate Heart and Daughters of the Heavenly Queen (for girls), Knights of Columbus, Meals for Moms, Porters of St. Joseph (for men), Seven Sisters Apostolate (for women), St. Anne’s Homeschool Apostolate, Troops of St. George (for boys), youth and young adult groups.

Music The parish offers traditional Catholic music under the direction of choirmaster and organist Patrick Williams.  Groups include four choirs and two ensembles.

Parking There is ample parking by the church.

Additional observations  The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP) came to the Diocese of Phoenix at the invitation of Bishop Thomas Olmsted in 2005.  Fr. Kenneth Fryar was the FSSP’s first chaplain, serving as chaplain to the new community at St. Thomas the Apostle Church.  Fr. Joseph Terra found a new location, Mater Misericordiae (Mother of Mercy).  And, in 2021, Mater Misericordiae established a second church site, St. Edward the Confessor, because of the parish’s growth.  Hence, Mater Misericordiae Parish has two churches, Mater Misericordiae and St. Edward the Confessor.  Mater Misericordiae is located in downtown Phoenix; St. Edward in southeastern Phoenix.  A decline in parish attendance forced the closure of St. Edward Parish, and its reopening as an FSSP church under the Mater Misericordiae umbrella.  It seats 450; the parish serves 800 registered families.