“These mini-retreats have young women still in high school all the way up to our seniors of the parish. It is great to see them all come together to better themselves and enjoy the community we have created.”
Winter is near, and we look around and ask ourselves, “Are we prepared?” In our community, do those without safe, warm shelter this winter have a place to go?
Speaking to Catholic school students, parents and educators, Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne said the primary purpose for attending a Catholic school is to be formed as a person of deep faith.
Across the Archdiocese of Anchorage, plans are afoot for parish-based craft fairs and carnivals — activities that make the looming dark days a bit brighter.
The following is a list of news briefs and upcoming events from around the Anchorage Archdiocese.
Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne is planning to participate in the following liturgies and events in October.
The Archdiocese of Anchorage is encouraging local Catholics to submit comments and questions related to the church’s response to abuse cases.
In Anchorage, the ecumenical prayer vigil is once again taking place in front of Planned Parenthood, where abortions are performed at 4001 East Lake Otis Parkway. Vigil participants gather peacefully in the public right of way near the clinic.
In an effort to strengthen and update the pastoral policies defining appropriate behavior in situations of “pastoral support, spiritual direction and other forms of ministry,” the Anchorage Archdiocese has released a revised version of its Pastoral Policies.
Institutional-maintenance Catholicism is finished. Purified, mission-driven Catholicism is the Church with a vital future.