Casa Veterans Ministry

Connecting. Serving. Healing.

The Casa Veterans Ministry provides a safe place where service members, veterans and their families join in community to find healing from their wounds of service.

Upcoming Events

Healing of Memories for Veterans Workshop September 28-30, 2018. See information below.

Deacon’s Guide to Helping Veterans and Military Families  October 6, 2018

Mindfulness for Veterans  October 26, 2018

Meet the Neighbors  November 27, 2018

Contact Us

For information on upcoming events or the next ministry meeting, email

Casa Veterans Ministry

Purpose:  The purpose of  the Casa Veterans Ministry is to respond to the spiritual and emotional needs of service members, veterans and their families offering a welcoming and compassionate environment.

Mission Statement:  The mission of the Casa Veterans Ministry is to take concrete actions to assist service members, veterans and their families with healing and education programs, and with events and services designed to support their spiritual and emotional needs.

Project Areas1. Healing of Memories:   We offer Healing of Memories Workshops for veterans and service members.   We partner with the Institute for Healing of Memories  to bring these to Arizona.  Click here to read more.

2. St. Francis Retreats:  We offer St. Francis Retreats, which are designed to offer healing insights  from one of the most beloved but misunderstood saints.  Click here to read more.

3. St. Joseph Baskets for Homeless Veterans:  Donations are accepted for the St. Joseph Baskets – a welcome basket that includes kitchen, bedroom and bathroom supplies for recently housed homeless veterans.  Click here to read more.

4. Moral Injury Education:  We provide educational opportunities for the community to understand moral injury/moral repair.  Ministry members have done presentation to Mesa Police Department, local emergency medical service (EMS) providers, and homeless and housing providers. Click here to read more.

5. Community Engagement:  We offer a variety of events to bring veterans together with each other and with our civilian community.  This includes Vets Reconnect, Veterans Day Picnic, Memorial Day Rosary and Veterans Day Stations of the Cross.  Click here to read more.


Two of our signature retreats, Healing of Memories for Veterans and St. Francis : Journey of a Wounded Warrior, were featured in the August 2017 issues of Combat Stress magazine (  See pp 25-55.  Click here.






Events at the Casa View Calendar

  • Join us for Mass

    Saturday at 5:00 pm
    Sunday at 7:30 am, 9:15 am, 11:00 am & 7:00 pm
    Weekdays at 7:00 am

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  • Daily Mass

    Monday – Saturday at 7:00 am

  • Location

    5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85253

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  • What We Do

    Join us for a one-hour overview of the mission and vision of the Franciscan Renewal Center to personally experience the good work first hand.

    1st Thursdays at 11:00 am
    3rd Thursdays at 6:00 pm

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  • Where to Start

    More than 300 opportunities for spiritual and intellectual growth outside of Mass exist at the Casa. Search our Calendar [link to RM Portal] and learn about program types below.

  • Upcoming Orientations

    Volunteer orientations currently are offered on an individual basis.

  • For Meeting Planners

    Informational Brochure [PDF]
    Meeting Kit [PDF]
    Overview for Guests [PDF]

  • Get Involved

    What will it take to end poverty? What does St. Francis’ legacy mean today? Do you know there has to be a better way, but don’t know where to begin? Start right here!

  • Make an Appointment

    Call 480.948.7460, ext. 133
    Individual sessions by appointment are generally available mornings, afternoons and evenings, Monday through Friday. We kindly request 24-hour notice if you are unable to keep an appointment.

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