The college of consultors is an Archdiocesan body of six to 12 priests, selected from the council of priests by the archbishop. Members are appointed to rotating, renewable terms. Canon law requires the archbishop to consult with his college of consultors before making certain decisions.
Archdiocesan Diaconate Formation Committee
The Diaconate Formation Committee advises and assists the Director of The Diaconate in planning and organizing the Diaconate Formation Program for the archdiocese.
Archdiocesan Finance Council
The Archdiocesan Finance Council advises the Archbishop on priorities for the responsible stewardship of the archdiocesan financial resources. The Board provides pro-active advice on matters of long and medium term financial planning. The Board prepares a budget for archdiocesan income and expenditure for the coming year. It also provides an account of all income and expenditure at the end of each year.
For more information contact Marlise James - Marlise. James@providence.org or (907)212-5053
provides marriage preparation primarily for couples who are planning to marry in the Catholic Church. However, couples who are not Catholic are also welcome to attend one of our weekends. Weekend dates: January 4 - 6, 2013 May 31 - June 2, 2013
For information contact: Deacon Mick Fornelli at (907) 297-7770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter’s Mission of renewal in the church and change in the world is to assist couples and priests to live fully intimate and responsible relationships by providing them with a Catholic “experience” and ongoing community support for such a lifestyle. Upcoming weekend dates: November 9-11, 2012, May 3-5, and November 1-3, 2013.
For local information email James & Shaharriet Houchins or visit: http://alaskawwme.org/
To download registration form: http://www.archdioceseofanchorage.org/living/family/index.html
Retrouvaille is a lifeline for struggling married couples. This is a seven-week program beginning with the weekend and six follow up sessions. During the weekend, a series of in-depth presentations are given to you and other couples like yourselves. After each presentation, you will have a chance to reflect on it by yourself, then discuss it with your spouse in complete privacy. The weekend is not a spiritual retreat, not a sensitivity group, not a seminar, nor is it a social gathering. You will, however be encouraged, to put the past behind you and start 'rediscovering' one another again. All names are kept in strictest confidence. Please email George and Jackie Palmer: email@example.com for more information.
An ACTS retreat is a three day and three night Catholic lay retreat presented by fellow parishioners. Retreats for men and retreats for women are given separately. Talks and activities during the retreat focus on Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service, from which the ACTS acronym is derived. For more information email or call: Ana Martinez at 223-7352.
The work of the Roman Catholic Church in the maritime world. For more information please contact: CDR. Sally Bostwick, USN (Ret)
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas strive to embrace the principles of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all humankind. Unity and charity is the motto of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. For more information call: Ms. Debra Vea at 278-5001. Please visit the web site for more information: www.orgsites.com/ak/cda1866/
Serving those children and adults who experience special needs. Called forth and empowered by Gospel values, we provide a monthly worship service followed by hospitality, within a loving and accepting community. For more information contact Sister Kathleen.
The Knights of Columbus is a family, fraternal, service organization whose goals are to aid the widows and orphans of deceased members, assist parish priests, perform acts of charity and provide assistance in all communities of Alaska. Each Council seeks to assist their parish, community, young people and the Church through strong family life and dedicated fraternity. Our current State Deputy is Thomas Malone.
Serves those in need, regardless of race, religion, sex or national origin. Active volunteers in the greater metropolitan Anchorage area deliver food, clothing and household items, visit prisons, nursing homes, and hospitals; addresses housing needs and attempts to respond to the needs of their community. Contact Archdiocese of Anchorage at 907-297-7700.
The National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS) is a church committee of concerned Catholic lay people and clergy who see as their mission the constructive use of the program of the Boy Scouts of America as a viable form of youth ministry with the Catholic youth of our nation. For local information contact Mrs. Kim Bakic at 907-297-7755 or Deacon Harry Moore in Palmer at 907-745-3229.
Holy Spirit Center is a retreat house, conference facility, and center of ministry for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Anchorage for the spiritual development, faith formation and renewal of God's people in the Church. Contact 907-346-2343 for info.
Providence Alaska Medical Center has a long history of serving Alaska, beginning when the Sisters of Providence first brought healthcare to Nome in 1902. This pioneering spirit set the standard for modern healthcare in Alaska.
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