Catholic Social Services: Proud to serve the Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau

Catholic Social Services is excited and honored to serve and be a part of the newly formed Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau. Since 1966, Catholic Social Services has served the Anchorage area, working to end homelessness, combat hunger insecurity, and welcome the stranger. Although our services are centered in Anchorage, I believe that we help many, far…

Creating a safe environment for all in the Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau

Even in this time of uncertainty that individuals, communities and the world face, we have been given hope in a new Archdiocese. I am thankful for what the people of the Archdiocese of Anchorage and the Diocese of Juneau have been able to celebrate. We have become a new community of faith. The worldwide Catholic…

Who is responsible for the needs of the poor?

Matteo Ricci, a 16th-century Jesuit, told the story of two men walking together. One of the men was extremely rich and one was extremely poor.A passerby commented, “Those two men are very close friends,” to which an ancient sage was said to have replied, “If that is true, then why is one of them rich…

Bishop Andrew Bellisario, C.M. prays for an end to pandemic during Holy Hour

CatholicAnchor.org As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt daily life around the world, causing illness and death, Bishop Andrew Bellisario, C.M., held a Holy Hour for the people of the Archdiocese of Anchorage and the Diocese of Juneau to pray for an end to the pandemic and to pray for wisdom for our elected officals….

4th Annual Archbishop’s Golf Tournament a success

CatholicAnchor.org The 4th Annual Archbishop’s Golf Tournament for Seminarian Formation gathered a total of 49 golfers on August 26 at Moose Run Golf Course, a course run by the JBER community just northwest of Anchorage. All proceeds generated by this fund support our current and future seminarians in their education and formation as they prepare…

CSS Heroes of Hunger supply food to those in need

CatholicAnchor.org As summer 2020 comes to an end, and we prepare for fall, the realization that the COVID pandemic will not be going away anytime soon is evident. We all held the general belief that with a strong effort and response, we could quickly stop this illness, but beating this pandemic requires a strong effort…

Inspiration from St. Francis de Sales for trying times

CatholicAnchor.org Nothing like a good storm – or maybe an earthquake – to focus your attention. I was heading for the shower on a Monday morning when a huge gust of wind battered the house. Then all went dark, and those consoling, authoritative voices of National Public Radio were silenced. Rats! I hadn’t made my…

A little is more than enough in the hands of Jesus

CatholicAnchor.org I believe with all my heart. God has put in each of us a desire to do something meaningful. Do you understand what I mean? There are moments when we look at our life and deep down, say to ourselves: I want to do something meaningful in my life. Can you acknowledge that there…

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