A priest at my parish told about the crucifix that hung in the chapel of the novitiate where he prepared for the priesthood. He was intrigued that the corpus of Christ was nailed, not to a cross, but to the brick wall of the chapel.
Here are some upcoming events in the Anchorage Archdiocese.
On Saturday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m., the 18th annual Anchorage interdenominational prayer service marking the anniversary of Roe v. Wade takes place at the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery on 9th Street and Cordova. Leading pro-life leaders in Alaska will join Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne for this gathering.
Holy Cross Father LeRoy Clementich, known affectionately to most as “Father Clem,” will have his last column published for the Catholic Anchor in February, bringing an 18-year run to an end.
Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne is scheduled to participate in the following events and liturgies during the month of January.
The following is a roundup of news briefs and upcoming events across the Archdiocese of Anchorage, Alaska.
Catholic psychotherapist Roy Petitfils is headed to Alaska in January for a week of public presentations to parents, teens and young adults. His upcoming talks reflect insights from his counseling practice. His focus is namely on helping adults understand, reach and influence teens, and helping teens to understand themselves.
The Super Bowl has been played at the Georgia Dome and Lucas Oil & NRG Stadiums, and is often talked about as if it is the most important event to take place there. But the National Catholic Youth Conference is the greatest gathering to ever happen in these particular venues.
In recent months, I’ve been prayerfully asking: “What kind of church is God calling us to be today?” I believe that much of the answer lies in the papacy of Pope Francis. As Saint Francis himself was called to “renew my church,” I believe we are being called to a renewal in our time by this pope. I’m all in!
Here are photos of the Christmas Midnight Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral in Anchorage, Alaska on Dec 24, 2017. Photos are by Ron Nicholl.