Tucson Area

The Diocese of Tucson is the fifth largest diocese in the continental United States comprising of Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Pinal, Cochise, Santa Cruz, Pima, Yuma, and La Paz counties. It is a mission diocese covering 42,707 square miles with a population of 1.7 million of which 22% are Catholic. Having 78 parishes and numerous missions ranging from Yuma in the west, Nogales in the south, Sierra Vista in the southeast, Apache Junction in the north and Tucson in the center, our members are dispersed throughout the geographic boundaries of the diocese. The Diocese of Tucson is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe with the mother church for the diocese being St. Augustine Cathedral. Tucson is also home to Mission San Xavier del Bac which was founded in 1692 by Padre Eusebio Kino.

Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger was installed on 29 November 2017 replacing Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas who still resides in Tucson. We are blessed to have two bishops and multiple clergy who actively participate and support our Order.

The newly constructed Bishop Kicanas Pastoral Center, located next to St. Augustine Cathedral, is the new home for our Mid-Year meetings.

There are over 100 members of the EOHSJ in the Diocese of Tucson and our prime goal is enhanced member sanctification while providing the utmost support for the Holy Land, our diocese, and our parishes.

First Monday Rosary

First Monday Rosaries at 7pm:

St. Thomas the Apostle Parish
Rosary with Benediction
Social and fellowship time follows immediately after
5150 North Valley View Road
Tucson, Arizona
Contacts: Dame Marie and Sir Henry Sarnoff

St. Andrew the Apostle Parish
800 Taylor Drive
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Contact: Dame Ann Dickson

Mid-year Meeting 2025

Date: April 2, 2025, 5:00-9:00pm
Location: Cathedral Square – Our Lady’s Chapel.

Tucson Area News

Find out what is happening in the Tucson Area of the Western USA Lieutenancy.

  • 2024 Mid-Year Meeting Summary – Tucson

    On 10 April 2024 Dames and Knights from the Diocese of Tucson gathered for the 2024 Mid-Year meeting.  The annual mid-year meeting is an opportunity for members of the Order to receive an update from a member of the Western Lieutenancy Leadership Team and from the Co-Councillors of the Tucson EOHSJ.  It is also a

  • Celebrating the 2024 Chrism Mass

    Part of the EOHSJ mission is to support Dioceses, Parishes, and Communities.  The Tucson EOHSJ participated in the Chrism Mass on 25 March 2024 at Saint Augustine Cathedral.  A special thank you to Dame Sister Lois Paha for sharing the following article she authored that was posted on the Diocese of Tucson New Outlook on-line

  • Tucson: 2024 Lenten Retreat Summary

    On 2 March 2024 Knights and Dames from the Tucson EOHSJ gathered at Saint Andrew the Apostle Church in Sierra Vista Arizona for a Lenten Retreat. Father Greg Adolf served as the Retreat Master. The Spiritual Journey would take three paths. It began with a review of the Science of the Cross, then on a

  • Event: Chrism Mass 2025

    Tucson Area will be holding a Chrism Mass on April 14, 2025. Kindly contact the area co-councillor for more information.

  • Event: Red Mass 2024

    The Tucson Red Mass will take place on 1 October, 2024. Please contact the area co-councillor for more information.

Sir David Ball, KC*HS
Dame Elaine Ball, DC*HS

Area Co-Councillor – Tucson

Most Reverend Edward J. Weisenburger, KC*HS

Bishop of Tucson

Most Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas, KC*HS

Bishop Emeritus of Tucson