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8:06AM

Support the Right to Life--Pro-Life Rally and Planned Parenthood Protest NEXT WEEKEND!

On August 22 from 9:00-11:00 am we have an opportunity to publiclly witness to the Culture of Life by protesting againts Planned Parenthood's harvesting and selling of fetal body parts. As a people of faith, we believe that life begins at conception and that every human being has a right to life regardless of age, gender, race, creed or ability/disability. Help make the truth known this Saturday. This rally is part of a nationally organized event to call the public and our government to defund Planned Parenthood and protect the most vulnerable among us!

WHEN: Saturday, August 22

TIME: 9:00 am-11:00 am

WHERE: In front of Planned Parenthood of Airport Way

1867 Airport Way, Fairbanks, Alaska


8:02AM

Support our local Catholic Radio Station...KQHE annual fundraiser!

We are blessed to have a local Catholic radio station here in Fairbanks, KQHE (Queen of Heaven and Earth). In order for them to continue to offer quality Catholic programming in the interior they need YOUR HELP! On Saturday, August 29th, KQHE will hold their annual fundraising event at the Catholic Schools of Fairbanks. The featured speaker this year will be Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ. Come out and support Catholic radio....come out and support the faith!

 

10:41AM

Marriage as a Fundamental Building Block of the Family and the State

 

Our parish and our diocese are disheartened by the decision of the SCOTUS with regard to the case Obergefell v. Hodges which has redifined the institution of marriage in this country. The USCCB, regional episcopal conferences and individual bishops around the country have issues statements regading this decision. Below are the responses from the USCCB, ACCB (Alaska Catholic Conference of Bishops) and Bishop Zielinski's personal statement and a number of other dioceses around the country:

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Statement of the Alaska Conference of Catholic Bishops

 Bishop Zielinski's Statement

Michigan Conference of Catholic Bishops

The Supreme Court decision does not change the teachings of our Church on marriage, family or the human person. It does, however, challenge us to be prepared to witness wo what the Church has always held to be true. Below are a number of links that provide resources for learning more about what Christ and His Church have always taught. This is meant to be a start and not a comprehensive list:

ON MARRIAGE:

Marriage, Unique for A Reason

For Your Marriage

Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan (USCCB 2009)

Married Love and the Gift of Life (USCCB 2006)

Between Man And Woman: Questions and Answers About Same Sex Unions (USCCB 2003)

Gaudium et Spes (Vatican II 1965), particularly no. 47-52

Casti Conubii (Pope Pius XI 1930)

THE FAMILY/HUMAN LIFE:

An Address to Engaged Couples (Pope Benedict XVI 2011)

Verbum Domini (Pope Benedict XVI 2010)

Caritas in Veritate (Pope Benedict XVI 2009) especially no. 15, 44, & 51

Sacramentum Caritatis (Pope Benedict XVI 2007) especially no. 27-29

Letter to Women (Pope St. John Paul II 1995)

Letter to Families (Pope St. John Paul II 1994)

Mulieris Dignitatem (Pope St. John Paul II 1988)

Familiaris Consortio (Pope St. John Paul II 1981)

Humane Vitae (Pope Paul VI 1968)

HOMOSEXUALITY & CARE OF HOMOSEXUAL PERSONS

Courage: A Roman Catholic Apostolate (Website)

Marriage and Same Sex Unions (USCCB 2007)

Ministry to Persons with homosexual Inclination (USCCB 2006)

La Homosexualidad y Campana Contra La Homofobia (Mexican Bishops Conference 2005)

 In Search of Best Practices in Ministry with Gay and Lesbian Catholics (CARA- Georgetown University 2004)

Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons (CDF 2003)

Always Our Children: Pastoral Message to Parents of Homosexual Children and Suggestions for Pastoral Ministers (USCCB 1997)

Letter to Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons (CDF 1986)

Persona Humana (CDF 1975)

 

7:51AM

Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

 

This Friday, June 12th, the diocese will celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus...the patronal feast day of our Cathedral in Fairbanks. Bishop Zielinski would like to invite all our parishioners to a special celebration as he consecrates the diocese and all of us to the safety, protection and patronage of the Sacred Heart. Join us as we pray to be held in the bosom of Christ in the coming years. The celebration will be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral beginning at 5:00 pm.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

5:00 pm- Healing Service with Anointing of the Sick and Confession

6:00 pm- Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (Confessions will continue)

7:00 pm- Mass and Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

 

PRAYER OF TRUST IN THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

Jesus, I believe in Your personal love for one so sinful and worthless as I am

(Repeat after each of the following: Heart of Jesus, I put my trust in You.)

I believe that Your love for me is from all eternity and that it is as tender as a mother’s love.

I believe that You have lovingly and wisely planned everything that shall ever happen to me.

I will never seek pleasure forbidden by You and will never lose heart in my efforts to be good.

I will accept the crosses of life as I accept its joys, with a grateful heart, and I will always pray, “Your holy will be done in all things.”

I will not be worried or anxious about anything, for I know You will take care of me.

However weak or sinful I may be, I will never doubt Your mercy.

In all my temptations...

In all my weakness…

In all my sorrows…

In every discouragement…

In all my undertakings…

In life and in death…

Heart of love, I put all my trust in you; for I fear all things from my own weakness, but I hope for all things from Your goodness.

11:05PM

Vacation Bible School Registration Is Happening Now!

This year's theme for VBS is Everest: Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power. It will take place June 8-12.  Registration is taking place after all the Masses for the next several weeks. Be sure to sign up as soon as possible. If you have questions, please feel free to call the parish office at 488-2595.

Note: The theme and VBS program were chosen prior to the devestating earthquake that took place in Tibet and Nepal. Since the theme of the program is conquering challenges, we thought it appropriate to move ahead. The children will be encouraged to raise funds to donate to Catholic Relief Services and the work they are doing to aid the victims of this tragic event.