Lenten Mission with Fr. Q

Add Mon, Mar 11 - Tue, Mar 12 @ 7:00 PM

Join us at 7:00pm each night in the church.

Mon, Mar 11: Psalm 136, The Last Supper, and the Eucharistic Revival Catholics are accustomed to thinking of the Eucharist as the Body and Blood of Christ that we receive at Mass - and that it certainly is. But the word literally means thanksgiving, and a close reading of Psalm 136 - a psalm of thanksgiving - should reignite in our hearts the attitude of grateful devotion that should characterize our celebration of every Mass.

Tue, Mar 12: Psalm 22, Good Friday, and the Shroud of Turin Christians have always recognized in this Old Testament prayer a foretelling of the Passion; and strikingly, Psalm 22 was invoked by Jesus with his last precious breaths on the Cross. With the help of certain details from the Shroud of Turin, we will enter more deeply into this psalm, into our Lord's suffering, but also into his enduring hope.

Fr. Aaron Qureshi ("Fr. Q") was born in Tucson and spent his adolescent years in Phoenix. He graduated from Brophy College Preparatory and then took an extended sojourn to the East Coast for college and work. After working several years in the finance and tech sectors, he entered seminary in Washington, DC, studying first at the Catholic University of America and then later in Rome.

He was ordained to the diocesan priesthood in 2014 at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. He served in various parish assignments in the Archdiocese of Washington, most recently as pastor of two small rural parishes in southern Maryland, before returning to Phoenix in 2022.

He holds various degrees in mathematics, classical languages, and biblical studies. He enjoys tennis and swimming, having most recently swum the Straits of Messina in 2015. He is thrilled to be home in Phoenix and to be serving at the ASU Newman Center!