Tag: Alaska

Archdiocesan group visits Alaska mission diocese

Archdiocesan group visits Alaska mission diocese

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Eight people from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis visited the Diocese of Fairbanks, Alaska, June 15-June 22 to learn about in one of the most remote parts of the U.S.

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Retired Alaska archbishop, a St. Paul native, recovering after minor heart attack

Retired Alaska archbishop, a St. Paul native, recovering after minor heart attack

| Joel Davidson | May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Schwietz experienced chest pains while preparing to celebrate morning Mass at St. Andrew Church in Eagle River, Alaska, where he has served as pastor since his retirement in November 2016.

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Mercy … to the ends of the earth

Mercy … to the ends of the earth

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Where are the mission fields today? How do we know where to go to bring the Gospel to our world? We could take inspiration from Jesus’ parting words to his friends, “ … you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

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Pope names successors to retiring Alaska archbishop, Arlington bishop

Pope names successors to retiring Alaska archbishop, Arlington bishop

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Roger Schwietz of Anchorage, Alaska, and appointed Bishop Paul Etienne of Cheyenne, Wyoming, to be his successor.

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Last U.S. mission diocese relies on its many donors to keep things going

Last U.S. mission diocese relies on its many donors to keep things going

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Trying to contact a deacon from the Diocese of Fairbanks, Alaska, it’s odd to find him traveling in Iowa. But that’s where Deacon George Bowder was recently, on the road visiting donors and telling the stories of the Alaskan missions around the country.

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