Date of Chartering Oct 06, 2004
Diocese of Phoenix Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted
President Maureen Adams
Chapter Chaplain Father David Sanfilippo
Phoenix became the 44th chartered chapter of Legatus on October 6, 2004, as Bishop Thomas J. Olmstead celebrated Mass and the investiture of charter members. Joining Bishop Olmstead at the Diocesan Center Chapel in downtown Phoenix was chapter chaplain Fr. James Wall, pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish.
Following the ceremonies, a festive dinner and reception were held for members and guests at the dining room of the Diocesan Center. In his remarks, Bishop Olmstead challenged Legates to make the first year of their service in Legatus a very Eucharistic time, a very prayerful time; to be evangelistic, sharing the Good News rooted in the Lord Jesus; and to be “more willing to stand up against and to confront wrong in our own lives and in the culture.”
On hand for the occasion was Legatus founder Tom Monaghan, and following remarks by Bishop Olmstead, he addressed the group. The Phoenix Chapter moved briskly from formation to chartering, achieving charter status after only three organizational meetings. Founding Charter Officers included Frank Nageotte, president; Anthony Ehmann, vice president; Michael Malone, membership chair; Alan Sears, program chair; and Robert Mulhern, treasurer.