In his new role, Archbishop Etienne will oversee national collections efforts that support various programs and outreaches around the nation and the world.
The following is a list of news briefs and upcoming events from across the Anchorage Archdiocese.
Sister Claire Gagnon, who started the Providence Alaska Pastoral Care Department in 1975, died peacefully in her sleep on Nov. 17, at her home in the St. Joseph Residence in Seattle. She was 99 years old.
The conversation for the evening revolved around how the Catholic faith is lived out and looks different between individuals and groups of people. The theme for the evening discussion was, “One Size Doesn’t Fit All.”
The following text was published on Oct. 16 in response to written questions submitted via the Anchorage Archdiocese website on how the archdiocese works to protect vulnerable adults and children against sexual abuse.
Aging brings blessings and challenges. On Nov. 16 Father Michael Shields will deliver two talks in Anchorage titled, “Going into the Grey: Spirituality of Aging.”
The presentation in Anchorage will explore the following questions: What is Purgatory? Why does it exist? Why do we pray for the dead, and how do our prayers help them?