Name of Church St. Thomas the Apostle
Address 2312 East Campbell Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone number (602) 954-9089
Mass Schedule Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. Sundays, 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 5 p.m.
Confessions Saturdays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Sunday after the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses.
Names of priests Fr. Steven Kunkel, pastor. Fr. Musie Tesfayohannes, O.Cist, parochial vicar. Fr. Robert Bolding, Fr. Awte Weldu, O.Cist, in residence. The parish has faithful priests who are good homilists. Listen to past homilies on the parish website (https://www.staphx.org/audio).
Special activities and groups Perpetual adoration in the adoration chapel (open to the public 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.), Institute of Catholic Theology, Holy Grounds with Fr. Steve (coffee and prayer with the pastor for young people), Men’s bible study, Women’s study group, Mom’s group, Covenant of Love Date Night, Apostles for Life (to form young people), Knights of Columbus.
School Yes, preschool through 8th grade. Seven Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist are at residence in a convent at the parish. The community has been active since 2006 in the diocese; St. Thomas is the community’s first and longest-running mission. Three of the sisters teach at the parish school, and three teach at St. Mary’s High School, the oldest Catholic high school in Arizona. There is a 7th sister in residence who is studying medicine at a Tempe school. The sisters have their own chapel, and the public is welcome to come pray with them on Sunday evenings.
Parking Multiple parking lots on the church grounds.
Additional observations This is a parish of the Diocese of Phoenix. The parish was established in 1950; the current church was built in 1960. Its features include a Spanish colonial-style tower which rises 105 feet and is a recognizable landmark in the area. It is built in the cruciform style. There is a gift shop open daily; check the parish website for hours (https://www.staphx.org/giftshop).