Worship Experience

All are Welcome

Welcoming All to Infinite and Unconditional Love

Unique worship makes Catholic Mass at the Franciscan Renewal Center an unforgettable experience — attracting local families or visitors from as far away as Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. You never know who you’ll sit next to at this Casa! Share in the human family, grow closer to our Creator and walk with us in unconditional love.

The Conventual Church of Our Lady of the Angels at the Franciscan Renewal Center is conveniently located in the heart of greater Phoenix in the saddle of Camelback and Mummy mountains. Come early to enjoy the grounds and stay late with friends for conversation, coffee and doughnuts.

Let this Casa be home

Catholics who are local residents or seasonal residents are welcome to register their family at Our Lady of the Angels at the Franciscan Renewal Center. Become a member. Complete a registration form for your household and return by mail to:

Registration

Complete the registration form above and return in person or by mail to:
Franciscan Renewal Center
5802 E. Lincoln Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Or email your scanned, completed form to rosa(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)thecasa.org

Frequently asked

What is a Conventual Church? Churches are conventual (not conventional) when they belong to the convent of a religious order. As such, the conventual church here at the Franciscan Renewal Center is the property of the Franciscan Order, rather than the Diocese of Phoenix. This classification is unique in The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix (conventual churches are fairly common in Europe and Latin America) and clarifies the role of the Franciscan Renewal Center to offer sacraments within the Diocese.

What is the difference between a chapel and a church? A chapel is established for a particular group of people, such as retreatants, hospital patients or students. On the other hand, a church is established for the general public. Our worship building originally was created as a chapel for those here on retreat. In the 1970s, it changed to a “semi-private oratory” that welcomed residents of greater Phoenix and visitors alike. In 2006, it evolved again to the more useful status of a “conventual church” – a church belonging to the Franciscan Order.

Is the Franciscan Renewal Center a parish? A parish is owned and directed by the diocese in which it is located. Instead, our church is owned and directed by the Franciscan Order. There are no “parishioners” here because it is not a parish. However, families are encouraged to register here, record their sacramental records here, or prepare for and receive their first sacraments here.

Can I bring my pets? Service animals are permitted in the sanctuary. Please leave other animals at home during Mass for everyone’s safety, as some animals can be unpredictable around crowds, noise or small children.

Where is the tabernacle? The Casa is pleased to feature the St. Clare Blessed Sacrament Chapel, where the Eucharist is kept for daily adoration. This Chapel is adjacent to the Church and viewable through a glass partition on the southeast wall.

Is a gluten free host available? Eucharist at the Casa is freshly baked, unleavened bread. If you require a low-gluten host, please approach a Hospitality Minister (those greeting and passing out worship aids) or a Sacristan (wearing a name badge) to let them know before Mass.

 

  • 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
    480.948.7460

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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

    Register here.

  • 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.