In some of Alaska’s most remote villages are Catholics who long to experience a deeper connection to the universal Catholic Church. Isolated by violent waves, Pacific storms or frozen tundra these Catholics can go months without ever seeing a priest or celebrating Mass. This stark reality inspires Jesuit Father John Rose’s regular volunteer trips north to minister to these Catholics — communities that can only celebrate the sacraments when visiting priests come through.
After more than a decade of planning and prayer, Catholics in Anchorage are mere months away from having a radio station of their very own. “Our slogan is ‘Changing hearts and changing lives,’” explained Brian Metras, lead coordinator of Holy Rosary Academy Radio.