Official Announcement from the Office of the Archbishop Clergy and Other Changes
Deacon Robert Whitney will be ordained to the priesthood on June 23rd. Fr. Robert will be assigned as Parochial Vicar at St. Benedict Parish effective July 1st.
Fr. Michael Ko—from Parochial Vicar at St. Benedict Parish to Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of the Lake (Big Lake), St. Bernard (Talkeetna), St. Philip Benizi (Trapper Creek), Sacred Heart (Wasilla), and St. Christopher (Willow) Parishes, effective July 1st. Resident at Our Lady of the Lake.
Fr. Mark Stronach, O.S.B.-from Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of the Lake in Big Lake, returning to Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon, effective July 1st.
Fr. Armand Dice-from the Archdiocese of Cotobato, assigned as Parochial Vicar at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, effective July 1st.
Fr. Michael Kim, Korean Missionary Society-assigned as Parochial Vicar at Holy Cross Parish, while providing sacramental assistance on an as needed basis within the Archdiocese. Fr. Kim will be arriving sometime this summer.
Fr. Shijo Kanjirathamkunnel, C.M.-assigned at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, effective February 27, 2017.
Fr. Arthur Roraff, Parochial Vicar at St. Andrew Parish-appointed as the Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese, effective immediately.
Fr. Luz Flores-appointed as Chaplain at the Alaska Native Medical Center, in addition to Pastoral Director at Holy Spirit Center, effective April 7, 2017.
Deacon William Finnegan-re-appointed as Judge of the Archdiocesan Tribunal, effective immediately.
Deacon Dave Van Tuyl—appointed as the Director of Deacon Formation, working under the Direction of Deacon Mick Fornelli, Director of Deacon Ministry, effective March 28, 2017.
Mike Franklin—re-appointed as Parish Life Director for St. Francis Xavier Parish in Valdez, effective immediately.
In the Heart of Christ,
†Paul D. Etienne, DD, STL
Archbishop of Anchorage
Leslie T. Maiman, Jr., D. Min.