Vespers prayer service will be held at Holy Family Cathedral in Anchorage the night before Kevin Klump’s ordination to the transitional diaconate. Vespers begins at 7 p.m. on June 7.
On June 8 Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne will ordain seminarian Kevin Klump to the transitional diaconate, the last step before being ordained to the priesthood. The upcoming ordination will be at Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral in Anchorage.
On May 23, Holy Rosary Academy graduated its largest class in the school’s 31-year history. Twelve seniors, ten full-time and two part-time, walked across the stage and into the next chapter of their lives. The Catholic Anchor asked each of the graduates about their experience at Holy Rosary and their future plans.
Eight seniors graduated from Lumen Christi High School in Anchorage last month. The Catholic Anchor asked the graduates to share their stories and memories, and reflect on the value of Catholic education.
Five years of discernment, formation, and study culminated with the May 18 ordination of Alaskans as permanent deacons for the Archdiocese of Anchorage. Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne ordained the men at Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral in Anchorage. They now join dozens of other deacons who serve across the 138,000 square mile archdiocese.
“You will face some hard times,” Archbishop Etienne said, “but it’s going to be okay. Put your trust in the Lord. Lean on your relationship with him, because he will guide you, even if and when you feel lost at times.”
Hundreds of Catholic youth from across Alaska joined the bishops of Alaska for the opening Mass of the Alaska Catholic Youth Conference at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Anchorage on June 3.
Eagle Eye Alaska is an innovative annual hike and retreat that takes young adults into Alaska’s backcountry in an effort to inspire and reconnect them to the practices, sacraments and prayers of the Catholic faith.