Let us continue to pray for and support families in need

CatholicAnchor.org “It is how we live out our journeys and how we treat the people we meet that has the potential to transform our world,” said Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle. As we start our Advent journey towards Christmas, I think of new birth and a new season. In this season, we celebrate the darkest…

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ADVENT RECONCILIATION December 9, 7:00 p.m. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Soldotna December 10, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Angels, Kenai December 10, 7:00 p.m., Saint Anthony December 10, 7:00 p.m., Saint Michael, Palmer December 11, 6:30 p.m., Saint Andrew December 11, 7:00 p.m., Saint Benedict December 11, 7:00 p.m., Sacred Heart, Wasilla December…

Christmas Mass schedule for the Archdiocese of Anchorage

ANCHORAGE Holy Family Cathedral 5th Ave. at H St., 276-3455Christmas Eve: 6 p.m., 9 p.m. Dominican Rite, Midnight Mass (12 a.m.)Christmas Day: 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. (Spanish) Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral 3900 Wisconsin St., 249-2000Christmas Eve: 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (Bilingual), Midnight Mass (12 a.m.) televised Christmas Day: 10 a.m….

Bringing the spirit of Advent to the most vulnerable

Think of the excitement that builds as you anticipate the coming of a special celebration. Whether you plan for a visitor, a celebration of life’s milestones such as a wedding, graduation or retirement, a holiday or birth of a child, there is so much preparation that happens before the event. For me, it always entails…

40 years of living my vocational call

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!” Isaiah 43:1 I have been called by name for 40 years of priesthood, and He calls all of us. I have learned Jesus doesn’t simply call your name but calls you to himself in a relationship of love….

Honoring the environment by living simply

CatholicAnchor.org Recently, I headed to a morning lecture at a local nursery: “Creating a Biodiverse Garden.” This nursery is huge, with every kind of plant, gift item, basket, and seasonal décor. It reminds me of Bell’s Nursery in Anchorage – elegant and fun to browse, although this being a bigger city, this nursery is like…

Parish profiles: Our Lady of Guadalupe

CatholicAnchor.org The striking southwestern-style architecture at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish may seem surprising amid the snowy mountains and coastline of southcentral Alaska, but it beautifully reflects the merging of diverse cultures among its parishioners. Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral in west Anchorage has many ministries, reaching out to Catholics with roots ranging from Latin…

Discipleship is like a gym membership

CatholicAnchor.org A gym membership and exercise should go hand-in-hand and the same should go for as discipleship and stewardship. The connection between a gym membership and exercise is easy enough to understand. Being a “card-carrying member” of a gym is a good start, but it’s very different from being an actual frequenter of the gym….

BISHOPS SCHEDULE: Highlights for Juneau and Anchorage

November 2: Soldotna – 4:30 p.m. Vigil Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish November 3: Soldotna – 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Kenai – 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Angels Parish November 4: Anchorage – 6:00 p.m. Bishop’s Holy Hour at Holy Family Cathedral followed…

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CatholicAnchor.org Miraculous Medal presentationAn Evening with Mary and her Miraculous Medal on Tuesday, November 26th, from 7-8:30 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral. Come learn all about this exceptional gift from Mary to us. Fr. Henry Grodecki, CM, former president of the Association of the Miraculous Medal, current pastor of the Co-Cathedral, will give…

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