Enaa neenyo! Quyana tailuci! Qaimarutin!
("Welcome!" in Koyukon Athabascan, Central Yup'ik and Inupiaq)
Led by Father Greg Vance, SJ
Mondays of Lent: 5:15pm-5:45pm
Holy Family Chapel
Please join us on this Lenten Pilgrimage, rooted in the journey of St. Ignatius as he sought a deeper experience of God’s presence and will; a more intimate relationship with
We invite Catholic Schools of Fairbanks families, alum, faculty, and friends to join us.
Learn more about and reconnect with the Jesuit roots of our schools.
We gather to pray in gratitude to God who loves us into being; to pray for one another; to pray for our schools; to center our spirits during Lent.
An interview with Bishop Chad Zielinski in Fairbanks, Alaska on his last day as a chaplain. Robert Hannon from the Diocese of Fairbanks conducted the interview and the student intern David Spindler did the production for the video.
National Catholic Schools Week 2016
@ Catholic Schools of Fairbanks
February 1st – February 5th
Schedule of Events
Monday, Feb. 1st (Committed to Doing Justice)
In Our Community, Our Nation & World
PreK – 12 Prayer Chain in the gym @ 8:05am.
Bring granola bars, chips, cereal bars, fruit cups, jars of peanut butter & jelly to donate to SOAP (Street Outreach & Advocacy Program) for homeless youth.
to the people of Northern and Western Alaska
Diocese of Fairbanks – January – Volume 21 Number 1
The cost for the series of 6 classes is $30 with all proceeds earmarked to support the attendees for the National Conference for Catholic Youth Ministry in December 2016. All materials will be provided.
Classes will meet at the Chancery from 6:30 –8:30 PM
January 27th, Introduction to the New Testament
February 17th, An Understanding of Mercy through the Christian Lens
March 2nd, The Gospels
March 16th, The Pauline Texts
April 6th, Non-Canonical Writings
April 20th, Early Christian Texts
In an exciting new venture, Pope Francis has initiated monthly prayer intentions on video. January 6, 2016 saw the first one released through the worldwide Apostleship of Prayer. We will be posting them on our website as they are released.
Dory Powell's voice occasionally drops to the merest whisper when she says things like, "I am merely an instrument of the Lord." It is the sort of expression that raises eyebrows if you don't know her and what she does.
She serves in Stephen Ministry, a group whose motto is St. Paul's exhortation: "Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." The ecumenical Christian organization trains and sends ministers, one-on-one, to the dying, the sick and the frightened. They go to the homebound, to hospitals, to nursing homes and hospice centers. They may bear the Eucharist or only carry a spirit willing to pray and listen to those needing another soul.
In 1975, Lutheran Pastor Kenneth Haugk started Stephen Ministry in St. Louis, Mo. In 1997, Sister Marita Soucy, SSJ felt called to start a chapter in the Fairbanks Diocese. It remains the only Stephen Ministry in town, and the only one in Alaska attached to the Catholic Church. Dory was in the second class offered.
"I thought the training was very good," Dory explains, "and the more I did the ministry, the closer I felt to the Lord, and appreciated what people go through."
Dory calls herself a coal miner's daughter, raised in Scenery Hill, Pa., close to the West Virginia border. She had two models on what being a servant of God meant: her grandmother on her father's side and her grandfather on her mother's side. She remembers her grandfather read the Bible every morning with his coffee, and loved to walk around town. If anyone was sick, he would bring fruit to them.
23 December 2015
To: Diocese of Fairbanks
From: Bishop Chad Zielinski
Subject: Assignments for Father Nelson Marilag
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
With our current shortage of priests in the Fairbanks Diocese, it is vital that all priests work in harmony and fraternal love to cover our existing ministries. In order to facilitate this, I am partnering priests to cover more parishes. Father Nelson Marilag will continue as the Parochial Vicar of Saint Raphael. Father Nelson will assist Father Kaspar with coverage of Saint Mark as Parochial Vicar.
In addition to serving the Parishes of Holy Cross, Aniak, Kalskag and Barrow, effective
3 January 2016, Father Nelson will also serve the Parish of Russian Mission. The rotation schedule will be coordinated through Father Kaspar and the Y-K Coordinator, Sister Kathleen Radich.