“You place a crown on your head, and people are interested in what you have to say,” observed reigning Miss Alaska Angelina Klapperich. “It’s a very unique opportunity, and I want to make as much use of that as I can and spread good messages.”
Father Michael Shields will lead a prayer mission at St. Patrick Church in Anchorage May 14-16. The event is open to the public with talks and reflections from 7-9 p.m. each night. The event is titled “Alive in Christ.”
A screening of the new movie ‘Paul, Apostle of Christ’ will take place in Anchorage at the Lumen Christi High School gym, followed by a question and answer session with the executive producer, Eric Groth.
In 1968, with the country besieged by political upheaval, Father Thomas Merton — a Trappist monk — under the sponsorship of the new Archdiocese of Anchorage, set off for the peaceful wilds of Alaska for 17 days
Maggie Schmitt grew up as a student walking the hallways of St. Mary’s Catholic School on Alaska’s Kodiak Island where she attended pre-school through eighth grade. From a young age she wanted to work with children. Six years ago she returned to her alma mater as an elementary teacher.
CatholicAnchor.org Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne is scheduled to participate in the following liturgies and events in the month of May. May 4 – 7 p.m., Listening session, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Soldotna May 5 – 9:30-11:30 a.m., Young adult gathering, Soldotna May 5 – 5:30 p.m., Confirmation Mass, Our Lady of the Angels, Kenai…
Below is a roundup of news items and upcoming events from around the Anchorage Archdiocese.
Anchorage Archbishop Emeritus Roger Schwietz will lead a pilgrimage for young adults this fall to the eternal city of Rome. The Oct. 27 to Nov. 4 trip takes place over All Saints and All Souls days with a focus on saints who were foundational in the development of the Catholic Church.
From June 3-6, teens from across the state will rally in Anchorage for the annual Alaska Catholic Youth Conference. The Catholic Anchor caught up with the Archdiocese of Anchorage’s Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry Matthew Beck to learn more about what to expect from the upcoming gathering.
This concert includes a preview of the upcoming tour of Italy where ACC will perform at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, and in the opening night of a music festival near Milan.