Sister Joyce Ross, of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, died June 19 in St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center near her religious order’s motherhouse in Albany, New York. She had been a Sister of Mercy for 66 years.
Fairbanks Bishop Chad Zielinski will celebrate a 5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Benedict Church in Anchorage during day two of the Alaska Catholic Youth Conference. The June 6 liturgy is open to the public.
Catholic youth from across Alaska took part in the opening Mass for the Alaska Catholic Youth Conference. The liturgy took place June 5 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral in Anchorage. Earlier in the day the youth marched three miles during a Marian procession from St. Benedict Church to the co-cathedral. For the next three days youth will take part in workshops, liturgies, concerts, service projects and other activities to help deepen and inspire their faith.
The following is a list of upcoming events, opportunities and news briefs from across the Archdiocese of Anchorage, Alaska.
Long-time Alaskan and member of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, Sister Loretta Leucke, died May 22 at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage after struggling with a heart related infection. She was 82.
How do you go about preparing for a Catholic mission trip to Ethiopia? I was posed this question a few months ago during an initial conference call with the Catholic Relief Services’ outreach, “Called to Witness 2017 Ethiopia.” The question gave me pause.
Dominican Father Brendan McAnerney will give a talk titled “ Art and Spirituality of the Icon” on Wednesday, May 17 at the Holy Family Education Center in Anchorage. Father McAnerney has training and faculties to celebrate Mass both in the ordinary form of the liturgy as well as in the Melkite-Greek tradition.
In what is believed to be the “first time ever,” five men training to become priests for the Western Dominican Province will head to Alaska with a Dominican priest to make a special tour of the state. For more than 40 years, the Western Dominicans have staffed Holy Family Cathedral in downtown Anchorage.
The world-famous Yale Whiffenpoofs, featuring longtime parishioner of St. Patrick Church in Anchorage, will be performing in Anchorage on Thursday, May 25. The performance at St. Patrick’s will begin at 7 p.m. As the nations oldest collegiate a capella groups, The Whiffenpoofs perform around the world.