Churches and Spirituality

Your Spiritual Home Away from Home in Tempe

All Saints Catholic Newman Center offers is not only a great place to worship, but also provides the ability to register for classes in everything from Catholicism 101 to regularly held Bible studies. The church also offers the opportunity for those college students attending the University of Mary the chance to sign up for a scholarship through the church. Sacraments include confession services and programs include “Nightfever” for young adults, baptism and a mass filled with singing and camaraderie. The church is located at 230 E. University Dr. and can be reached by phone at (480) 967-7823.

Temple Emanuel of Tempe is a synogogue providing services for the Jewish community of this Arizona town. Its services center around reform, as well as shabbat services and a study group that get together each Saturday. Shabbat services are available Friday night and Saturday morning. Shabbat includes nosh before service on the first and third Friday of each month, a family oneg which is preceded by a Tots 'N Torah service and kabbalat shabbat dinner on each third Friday of the month, among other activities. The ability to read Hebrew is not necessary, as Temple Emanuel's services include both English and Hebrew translations. Temple Emanuel is located at 5801 S. Rural Rd. and the phone number is (480) 838-1414.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a Mormon is a very busy place of worship! Participants involved with the church's activities can also become involved in the wide variety of events that they encourage, such as attending the general conference, educating yourself and others by spreading the gospel, and becoming involved in the curriculum that they offer. It is located on 2707 S. College Ave., Tempe and can be reached at (480) 966-8400.

Haku-un-ji Zen Center is a Buddhist place of retreat located at 1448 E. Cedar St. and can be contacted by phone at (480) 894-6353. Its activities of worship include a relaxing daily schedule of tea, chanting, both walking and sitting meditation, kinhin, and then zazen, in that order for much of the week. Other days have a varied schedule. There are also retreats for hopeful participants to different locations, depending on the day of the retreat. For additional places of worship and a complete guide to Tempe, visit

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