Saturday, October 4th is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals! Stop by St. Nicholas at 2:00 pm to have your animals blessed! If it has fur, feathers or scales, Father Robert will bless your pet. Please have your friends on a leash or in a cage...after all, it is the blessing of animals, not a blessing before meals!
ATTENTION ALL Veterans, Active Duty and Reserve military members!
A special information seminar will be held here at St. Nicholas Church on Saturday, October 25th from 9:00 am-1:00 pm.
Several members of the local Veteran's Affairs Clinic, statewide VA office, and local Tri-Care office will be presenting informaiton to help you more effectively navigate these systems. Topics to be presented include:
- An overview of Tri-Care
- VA eligibility including:
- healthcare eligibility
- VA ID Cards
- Life Insurance
- Vocational Rehab
- Home Loans
- Death Benefits
- An overview of the Veteran's Center
- An overview of care at the Fairbanks VA CBOC (Community Based Out-Patient Clinic)
This seminar is open to ANY veteran, active duty or reserve personel who would like to attend, so please spread the word to as many individuals as possible. We do ask that you register online so we know how many to expect at this event. The online registration form can be found here or by accessing the link at the top of the webpage. There is no charge for this event.
Held every three years and sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family, the World Meeting of Families is the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families. Each World Meeting of Families has a theme that energizes and enlivens the event while adding great depth of meaning to our understanding of families. The theme of the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 is “Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive,” emphasizing the impact of the love and life of families on our society.
More information can be found at the website for the upcoming meeting here. They have not opened up registraiton for this event, but they expect to in the near future.
The prepartory document for the meeting can be found as a pdf file here and is well worth the read!
This coming weekend (Sept. 20-21) is Catechetical Sunday and the beginning of the Religious Education school year! We offer classes for all ages from pre-K through Adults! If you haven't registered yet, now is the time to do so online!
If you have baptized children in grades pre-K through 5 register here.
If you have a child over the age of reason (age 7) who IS NOT baptized, register them for RCIC here.
If you have a youth in 6th-12th grade, register them for the EDGE or Youth Group here.
If you are an adult seeking to learn more about the Catholic faith and are discerning full communion with the Church, register for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) here.
Religious Education classes for our children pre-K through 8th grade are held every Sunday between the 9:00 am and noon Masses.
Youth group meets each Sunday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the youth room.
RCIC meets at 1:00 pm in the 3rd grade classroom.
RCIA meets on Thursdays (beginning Sept. 18th) in the youth room from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm.