Young adults, ages 18-35, are invited to an evening gathering with Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne and national speaker Jen Messing, who will lead a conversation about Pope John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body.”
Clyde and Mary Lovel have been selected to represent the state of Alaska in the search for having one of the longest lasting marriages in North America. Couples nominated across the U.S. and Canada had each been married at least 60 years.
Let’s not give up hope, but continue to live our lives with love and peace in our heart and with eyes open to the people around us.
Lumen Christi High School is providing additional opportunities for students and staff to benefit from the spiritual life and beauty of the church.
Particularly concerning were parishioners who were leaving not only our parish, but were leaving the Catholic faith. On the occasion that I had the opportunity to speak with people who were making this transition, I heard things like: “I’m not being fed here.” or “I’m not getting anything out of the Mass.” Such comments tend to betray a skewed perspective on why we are members of the church and why we attend Mass in the first place.
The following news and upcoming events are taking place across the Anchorage Archdiocese.
If attendance at last month’s Fairbanks Catholic Family Conference is any indication, Alaskans are hungry for ideas to strengthen and pass on their faith amid a culture that no longer supports the family. More than 600 people braved snowy roads and sub-zero temperatures to attend the Feb. 9-11 conference sponsored by the Fairbanks Diocese.
With the blessing of the Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne, St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church in Anchorage held its second-annual Forgiveness Friday Vespers for clergy Feb. 9.