Parish profile: St. Paul the Apostle, Juneau

By Father Mike GalbraithThe North Star Catholic St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church is located in the Mendenhall Valley, twelve miles north of Juneau, Alaska, in the Southeastern Panhandle. The original church was first established and built in 1962 as a mission of the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in downtown…

Lumen Christi boys basketball team captures Class 1A basketball championship

By Kara MoriartyThe North Star Catholic Lumen Christi, one of the Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau’s Catholic schools, won the Class 1A Boys Basketball Championship in Palmer on April 3. This was the first championship for the Archangels since 2004, and the first for Lumen in Class 1A. For the first time in school history, both the…

CCS adult day program promotes quality of life for seniors

When the sun shines in Southeast for the first time in spring, everyone comes alive. Kids ride their bikes; families walk their dogs. Everyone feels a hum of excitement. The good mood was in no short supply at The Bridge Adult Day Program in Juneau recently, where clients enjoyed coffee in the sun while singing…

Modern violence echoes Jesus’s suffering

Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska, sits on 100 acres near the Missouri River, where the dry, monotonous flat terrain of Nebraska begins to give way to the greener hills of Iowa. Established in 1885, the cemetery is a resting place for many prominent Nebraskans. But it’s also the burial site, in pauper’s field, of…

Ask Father Leo: How can we imagine the spirit world?

Dear Fr. Leo: Would it be okay to imagine a biosphere (a spiritsphere?), perhaps, surrounding the earth containing the spirit world where souls head toward at the time of death? I hope that the spirits and images of those I love would be apparent to me if I find myself so lucky to meet them…

United in Mission: God’s Work, Our Hands

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,May the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with us always! During the installation Mass in September, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Pope Francis’ representative to the United States, read the Holy Father’s decree of May 19, 2020, uniting Anchorage and Juneau into the new Metropolitan Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau….

Outreach ministry serves Hispanic Catholics of Alaska

By Dominique JohnsonThe North Star Catholic Since 2017, when he arrived in Anchorage, Father Shijo Kanjirathamkunnel, C.M has overseen the Hispanic ministry outreach in Alaska, serving the former Archdiocese of Anchorage, the former Diocese of Juneau and the Diocese of Fairbanks. The vision for the outreach ministry was to serve the growing Hispanic Catholic population…

Parish profile: St. Bernard of Menthon, Talkeetna

By Renamary RauchensteinThe North Star Catholic St. Bernard of Menthon Parish is in Talkeetna, on the parks highway north of Anchorage and Wasilla. The parish consists of St. Bernard in Talkeetna and its mission church, St. Philip, in Trapper Creek. St. Bernard was built in 1969. Our congregation has about 25 families in each church,…

Parish profile: St. Catherine of Siena, Petersburg

By Don Koenigsand Father Steve GallagherThe North Star Catholic Catherine of Siena Catholic Parish is located on Mitkof Island in the panhandle of Southeast Alaska in the community of Petersburg. The community was established in 1910 by Norwegian fishermen. In 1939 the Catholic Extension Society constructed the first church to serve approximately 50 Catholics. Mass…

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