Programs & Activities

Retreats, Classes, Workshops & More

Programs Update

For upcoming online and hybrid programs, please visit our online calendar of events.


Registering is Easy!

There is no need to create an account. Simply select the retreat, workshop or class from the Calendar of Events to open the details page. Then click on the Register button and submit the completed form, along with your secured credit card information.


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For upcoming online and hybrid programs, please visit our online calendar of events.

Come Away and Rest Awhile

The Franciscan Renewal Center was founded more than 60 years ago to do one thing: offer retreats – a respite away from a busy world where prayer and contemplation are the only agenda of the day. In a serene, 25-acre setting — nestled between Mummy and Camelback mountains in greater Phoenix’s most scenic spot – all are welcome here to discover spiritual growth, healing and transformation that moves lives into the service of others. Countless individuals have been transformed through new insights that are discovered here and new choices that propel them forward.

Explore Retreats, Workshops & Classes to learn about the types of events we offer.



  • Sunday Mass

  • A Message to the Community

  • Public & Livestream Mass Times

    Please read our required safety procedures  Limited seating available on a first come, first served basis.

    Weekend Mass

    Saturday at 5 pm

    Sunday at 9:15 am

    Daily Mass

    Monday – Saturday at 8 am

    Visit our YouTube channel to participate online.

    Holy Communion offered on Sunday from 10:45 – 11:15 am in the narthex of the church with safety precautions. Watch the Holy Communion Procedure Video.

  • Reconciliation

    Saturday 3 – 4 pm

    All current safety protocols apply, including mandatory wearing of face masks, physical distancing, and sanitizing hands upon entering the church. The Reconciliation Chapel may or may not be used. If not, another suitable place will be designated. The church must be prepared for the 5 pm Mass, which is why confessions will end promptly at 4 pm and not all parts of the church may be available for prayer from 3 – 4 pm. Please note that this is a trial period, and after several weeks, we will review and make any needed adjustments.

  • Location

    5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85253

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