Phoenix celebrates ‘unity in diversity’


The Diocese of Phoenix will celebrate unity in diversity this weekend with its eighth annual multicultural mass Nov. 12.

The Annual Cultural Diversity Mass, sponsored by the diocesen’s Office of Ethnic Ministries and the Cultural Diversity Team, will be held at St. Joan of Arc Parish and celebrated by Fr. Peter Liuzzi, O’.Carm.

More than 10 ethnic groups will be participating in the mass, which will feature the violins of Korea, drums of the Congo, guitars of Guatemala, choruses of Vietnam, and guitars of Mexico. Some participants will even wear their colorful traditional garments.

The celebration reinforces the U.S. bishops’ teachings on immigration and witnesses to the collaboration between groups within the diocese.

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