“Eucharist is the heart of Jesus,” he said, “the perpetual means by which divine life is shared with us. We, as church, believe and teach that Eucharist is the body and blood of Jesus.”
Teens asked the bishops to be with them, to visit their parishes, classes, youth groups and schools. They asked the bishops to help them learn more deeply about their faith. Another youth asked the bishops to talk to them as adults, to challenge them, even with teachings that are difficult.
Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne officially assigned five newly ordained deacons to their parishes. One transition deacon, who is slated to become a priest next summer) also received his assignments.