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Catholic Schools Week MassAll local Catholic schools and their supporters are invited to attend a Mass for Catholic schools Monday, January 27, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral. Silent RetreatThe annual silent retreat for men and women will be held the weekend of January 31, 2020, at Holy Spirit Center. The…

Holy Cross parish wins archdiocesan dodgeball tournament

CatholicAnchor.org An archdiocesan dodgeball tournament was originally planned for November 30, 2018. The games were canceled when the large earthquake occurred that day, causing frayed nerves and triggering the sprinklers in the gym that was going to host the event. Thirteen months later, the tournament finally took place at Lumen Christi High School in Anchorage….

Recovery: One year after the Saint Andrew Day Earthquake

CatholicAnchor.org On November 30, 2018, at 8:29 a.m., a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit southcentral Alaska. Hundreds of aftershocks followed, leaving Alaskan residents in recovery mode and uneasy for months to come. November 30 is the feast day of Saint Andrew, and it is no small irony that the parish that suffered the most damage from…

Project Rachel, a ministry helping those who have experienced abortion loss

CatholicAnchor.org A simple business card can be the beginning of a journey of healing for someone grieving an abortion loss. Project Rachel, a reconciliation and support system for those who seek to address the traumas one may experience after the elective termination of a pregnancy, has been a lifeline for many. Vicki Thorn founded Project…

“Ad Limina Apostolorum” visit

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, May the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with us! Every five years bishops throughout the world are required to travel to Rome in what is called a visit “ad limina Apostolorum” to pray at the tombs of Saints Peter and Paul, meet with the Holy…

Choosing to be countercultural

CatholicAnchor.org As we enter 2020, most of us are dreading the political rancor and divisiveness that grip our nation. We’re fatigued, angry, frustrated. To make matters worse, the American church is in the grip of division as well. Any trip to Catholic social media sites brings criticisms of Pope Francis and other Catholic figures that…

King Island community feast of Christ the King celebration

CatholicAnchor.org By Sister Frances Vista, DC – Director of Catholic Native Ministry The King Island community led the liturgical celebration honoring the Feast of Christ the King on Sunday November 23, 2019 at St. Anthony Parish in Anchorage. The celebration began with the blessing of the four corners of the earth by using sage for…

Alaska teens encounter Jesus at National Catholic Youth Conference

CatholicAnchor.org The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is one of the most incredible events to have ever taken place in Lucas Oil Stadium, home to the Indianapolis Colts and many popular events such as the Super Bowl. On November 22, the first night of this year’s NCYC, Pope Francis spoke to the crowd of over…

A new year, a new chance to improve yourself and your community

Come ye after me, and I will make you to be fishers of men. (Matthew 4: 12-23) It is a new year and we have a new chance. I take this seriously because I need another chance. I feel like I need so many chances, and I imagine you all feel that too. Every day…

Give me 12 disciples and I will set the world on fire

CatholicAnchor.org The joke goes, what is the difference between ignorance and apathy? The answer is I don’t know and I don’t care. The Catholic Church is in a crisis of membership, and we can’t remain ignorant and we can’t surrender to apathy. There are about 100 million Catholics in the United States. It is an…

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