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You only celebrate Easter for one day?!? 

Did you know that traditionally the Catholic celebration of EASTER lasts eight days long?

For example, in the Mass and in the Liturgy of the Hours (prayers prayed by priests/religious throughout the world) each day in the "octave of Easter" (the eight days of Easter) is celebrated as an extension of Easter Sunday. "Sunday Morning Prayer" is repeated every day for eight days. And the gloria which is normally only said during Sunday Masses and on Solemnities (really big feast days) is sung/recited EACH octave day at Mass.

That's because EASTER IS TOO BIG A CELEBRATION FOR JUST ONE DAY! The mystery is too big to only celebrate it for 24-hours! And, let's be honest, the Church knows that it can take us a while to "get with it" and wants to make sure we have plenty of time to reflect every day on this tremendous gift that we have received in Christ's resurrection. 

St Nicholas youth group wants to help you continue your Easter celebrating too. For $5/dozen our teens will sneak into the yard of your choice during the Easter octave and leave a special Easter surprise to be found the next morning. Let's remind our fellow Catholics and our friends that every day is Easter during this Holy Octave!

Download a form here or pick one up at the youth ministry bulletin board in the atrium. Completed order forms can be dropped off at St Nicholas Catholic Church. Or contact Kayla Smith 907.488.2595/


Thank you for supporting our teens' efforts to minimize costs as they prepare for trips to the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana this November & World Youth Day 2019 in Panama! 


Trivia Night Fundraiser



TRIVIA NIGHT has been postponed due to a recent scheduling conflict. Please consider supporting Little Flower Ministires, KQHE 92.7FM in another way. We apologize to those who planned to attend for any inconvenience.

Contact Kayla Smith 488.2595 or with any questions.  


Ignatius of Loyola Movie Night: March 26th!

Join us at West Valley High School's DeWild Theater this Sunday, March 26th to watch the newest movie about holiness and conversion: "Ignatius of Loyola: Soldier, Sinner, & Saint."

Invite a friend---or three! Tickets are $8/person and will support St Nicholas youth trips to ACYC and WYD. Doors open to the public at 5pm.

Purchase tickets by calling the St Nicholas parish office (907) 488-2595, emailing Kayla Smith, or at the door on Sunday. Tickets will also be available for purchase after weekend Masses at St Nicholas. 

Check out the trailer and see the endorsments from bishops and religious all over the country! 


Little Flower Ministries, KQHE 92.7 FM, Lenten Mission

Little Flower Ministries, KQHE 92.7 FM, is happy to invite you to a lenten mission we are hosting.

Held Sunday March 19th through the 22nd at Sacred Heart Cathedral from 7-9pm.

This Lenten mission is all about personal healing and forgiveness, helping you to grow closer to Christ while moving through the trials of this life.

To guide us on this Lenten mission, we are so happy to have two CFR Franciscan Friars and two CFR Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal.

If you desire greater conversion, are in need of healing, or just want to make this your best Lenten season ever, you don't want to miss this opportunity of growth and reconciliation.

We are also hosting a special social only for our teens“Pizza with the Friars” Tues March 21st 5:30-7:00 PM

For more information contact us at

 May our Lord in his goodness bring you his peace!


Lenten Fasting/Abstinence Obligation

REMINDER: Ash Wednesday is an obligatory day of universal fast and abstinence. Fasting is obligatory for all who have completed their 18th year and have not yet reached their 60th year. Fasting allows a person to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may be taken, not to equal one full meal. Abstinence (from meat) is obligatory for all who have reached their 14th year.

Fridays in Lent are obligatory days of complete abstinence (from meat) for all who have completed their 14th year.