September happenings & upcoming events

Cathedral young adult group moves

The Holy Family Cathedral young adult group, for ages 18 to 35, has moved its meeting site. Previously it met at the Blessed Sacrament Monastery, but gatherings — including eucharistic adoration and socials — now take place at Holy Family Cathedral on Wednesdays. Adoration is 7-8 p.m. in the side chapel inside the cathedral, followed by a social in the church basement.

Participants are free to bring snacks to share. For more information, email or find the group on Facebook at “HFC Young Adults.”

Dominican to begin preaching series

Dominican Brother Thomas Aquinas Pickett will spend one year at Holy Family Cathedral for his pastoral year of formation for the priesthood. During this time he will preach on Saturday evenings, 5 p.m., at the cathedral during Vespers evening prayer. The preaching begins Sept. 19. Additionally, Brother Pickett will give a talk at the cathedral on Sept. 28 at 10:45 a.m. titled, “On the virtue of religion,” in the parish hall. The talks are open to everyone.

Run to support homeless shelter

The annual Oktoberfest run, a fundraiser to help raise support for the Brother Francis Shelter and Bean’s Café, takes place on Sept. 27. It is sponsored by the Anchorage Running Club. The 2013 event raised $7,500 for Brother Francis Shelter. For more information, go online to     

Ladies Tea on Oct. 4

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church is hosting its annual Ladies Tea event on Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. For more information or to register, contact Bonnie Bezousek at or 644-9718.

Patriotic rosary at St. Benedict

A patriotic rosary will be prayed at St. Benedict Church in Anchorage with the intention to pray for the United States. According to organizers, the gathering will focus on prayers for peace, an end to abortion, strengthening families and building strong foundations of faith in younger generations.

The rosary, which takes place every third Monday of the month, begins at 7 p.m. and takes about 40 minutes to pray. Booklets will be provided.

Rosary Breakfast set for Oct. 4

The Legion of Mary is hosting a “Rosary Breakfast” on Oct. 4, 8:30-11:30 a.m., at Holy Family Cathedral. The event will include recitation of the rosary, breakfast and a keynote talk by Dominican Father Augustine Hilander titled: “Praying the Rosary: Meditations on the Our Father.” The event is free and open to all but registration recommended as space is limited. For schedule and information, visit or call 243-8168.

Native prayer group meets in Mat-Su

A Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Native prayer group meets every second and fourth Wednesday beginning 11 a.m. On the second Wednesday of the month, the group meets at St. Michael Church in Palmer. On the fourth Wednesday it meets at Sacred Heart Church in Wasilla. The group is open to all. For more information, contact Ruth Stewart at 841-9560.

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