Alaskan seminarian Jake Brownlee has traveled halfway around the world this year as he prepares to become a priest for the Archdiocese of Anchorage. This summer, however, he’s looking forward to enjoying the Alaska outdoors at St. Therese’s Catholic Camp in Wasilla.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in South Anchorage will be offering a full-time pre-kindergarten program beginning this fall.
Decades ago, I visited Ireland as a young teacher, so when I got home this time I pulled out some old pictures. The faded photos reminded me how much I and Ireland had changed. Back then, you could visit the magnificent Cliffs of Moher and dangle your feet over the edge. It was barren and rugged.
A year ago, Brother Francis Shelter began offering new services to address the physical health and wellbeing of our guests.
In just three years the Anchorage parish’s outreach has grown from a struggling young adult ministry with only a handful of participants into a lively community of approximately 130 people.
FOCUS missionaries, David and Linda Hickson, who have spent years evangelizing young adults on college campuses, will be in Anchorage for a mission that is open to attendees from across the archdiocese. They will draw on mission field experience to inspire Alaskans to grow in faith and share it with others.
In safe environment, our primary prevention is stopping abuse before it happens by understanding risk factors, informing ourselves and empowering others. It means recognizing the dignity of all people, without exception.
The following upcoming liturgies, scheduled events and news briefs are from across the Anchorage Archdiocese.
Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne plans to participate in the following liturgies and events in the month of April.
Easter is a time to celebrate our faith in the Risen Jesus — he has saved us from our sins. If we do not believe in Jesus, we cannot make it to heaven on our own. Jesus told his disciples: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14: 6)