“I hope to walk away from this summer with a sense of peace that we followed (God’s) will and did his work,” Carlson said. “I hope that we are able to touch hearts and bring those we encounter closer to Christ.
Ten seniors graduated last month from Lumen Christi High School, a ministry of St. Benedict Church in Anchorage.
The Alaska Catholic Youth Conference is “taking it on the road,” with new venues, speakers, service and social opportunities and plans for one day in Soldotna.
Father Wargacki grew up in the Roman tradition, the largest of the 22 ritual churches that make up the universal Catholic Church. All these ritual churches are united in communion with the pope.
World Youth Day is meant to be a pilgrimage, and a way of participating in a tangible way in the universal church. A highlight of the event is always the final Mass with the pope, and this year did not disappoint the 76 pilgrims who traveled with the group from Alaska.