Holy Family Cathedral, 811 West Sixth Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska

Holy Family Cathedral
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Anchorage, Alaska
The Most Reverend Roger L. Schwietz, O.M.I. • Archbishop of Anchorage
The Most Reverend Francis T. Hurley • Archbishop Emeritus
Staffed by the Dominican Fathers and Brothers
Parish Dominicans
Father Anthony-M. Patalano, O.P.
Father Augustine Hilander, O.P.
Father Mark Francis Manzano, O.P.
Brother Thomas Aquinas Pickett, O.P.
Parochial Vicar
Parochial Vicar
Student Brother
Third Sunday of Lent
March 8, 2015
Parish Staff
Yuri Beans
Toni Berkenbush
Catechetical Programs Director
and Office Manager
Director of Music Ministry
Dan Concepcion
Gavin Duncan
Teri Perez
Sunday Masses
Saturday Vigil
5:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. Español
4:00 p.m. Dominican Rite (Latin)
6:00 p.m.
Daily Masses
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m.
12:10 p.m.
9:00 a.m.
Rosary begins 20 minutes prior to daily Mass.
Holy Family Cathedral, 1968
Sacramental Information
Lauds (Morning)
7:30 a.m. (Monday - Friday)
Monday - Friday
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
or call the Parish Office for an appointment.
Church Hours
Monday - Friday
6:00 - 9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Holy Days of Obligation
See bulletin for detailed schedule when applicable
Civic Holidays
Morning Mass10:00 a.m.
No 7:00 a.m. or 12:10 p.m. Masses.
No Confessions
Sacrament of Baptism for Infants: Baptisms are scheduled
after meeting with a priest. Parents or guardians and sponsors
are required to attend a baptism class prior to the baptism.
Baptisms are at 11:00 a.m. in English on the 3rd Saturday of
the month and in Spanish on the 2nd Saturday.
Sacrament of Matrimony: Weddings are scheduled by
meeting with a priest at least six months prior to the wedding.
Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick: Call the Parish Office. A
minister is also available for pastoral visits and to bring Holy
Communion to our parish sick and homebound.
Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): Adults seeking to
complete initiation or inquiring about becoming a Catholic may
call the Parish Office for more information.
Parish Registration
New Parishioners: Welcome to our parish! Contact the Parish
Office or use the forms found in each pew to register.
Change of Address: Contact the Parish Office or use the
registration forms found in the pews to update your information.
Holy Family Cathedral, 811 West Sixth Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Cathedral Office Phone (907) 276-3455 • Fax (907) 258-9785
Website: www.holyfamilycathedral.org • Email: [email protected]
Parish Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (closed 12:00- 1:00 p.m.)
From the Pastor’s Desk...
On this Third Sunday of Lent, we enter into a
reflection on what God’s commands mean to us.
Are they a list of does and don’ts? Or are they
something that we take to heart and allow to consume us with
zeal for the work that God has set before us? Let us pray today
for the wisdom to know how God truly wants us to live.
Today, Year B’s Lenten invitation to covenant-love features
the Ten Commandments, whose twofold call to love of God and
neighbor takes flesh in the Person of Jesus. In Jesus’ example
of unconditional love, this invitation becomes an enduring model
for the baptismal commitment of Jesus’ disciples.
Our culture assesses worth and assigns status on the
basis of where and how one lives, what someone owns and
wears, how much a person has and spends. Choosing instead
to lay down one’s life for one’s friends, while forgiving one’s
executioners, must surely seem foolishness and weakness. Yet,
as Saint Paul reminds us, Christ crucified chose precisely this
foolishness. Christian faith proclaims Jesus to be the power of
God and the wisdom of God.
By baptism, or baptismal renewal, at the forthcoming
Easter Vigil, we will profess our faith that the foolishness of God
is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is
stronger that human strength. Further, we will commit ourselves
to act on the covenant revealed in Sinai’s Ten Commandments
and made flesh in Jesus’ self-sacrificing love. Therefore, we
should welcome Lent’s spring-cleaning, Jesus’ cleansing of the
temple of our lives, that we may become living temples from
which God’s praise ascends and in which God’s weary children
can find refreshment. Knowing just how much cleansing must
take place for that to happen, how comforting today’s Gospel
reminder that Jesus, Who invites us to discipleship, does not
need anyone to testify about human nature, that Jesus
understood it well and loves us unconditionally.
Glance at the Coming Week
• Sunday, March 8
• Daylight Savings Time begins
• No CCD (Religious Education)
• 9:30 a.m. First Scrutiny for Elect
• 10:30 a.m. Coffee and Donuts - Parish Hall
• Monday, March 9
• 7:00 p.m. Lenten Scripture Study - Holy Family Center
• Tuesday, March 10
• 1:00 p.m. Legion of Mary - Holy Family Center
• 7:00 p.m. Llamas del Espiritu - Holy Family Center
• 7:00 p.m. RCIA - Holy Family Center
• Wednesday, March 11
• St. Joseph Novena begins
• 7:00 p.m. Young Adults - Cathedral
• 7:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus - Holy Family Center
• Thursday, March 12
• 7:00 p.m. Adult Confirmation - Holy Family Center
• Friday, March 13
• 11:15 a.m. Stations of the Cross - Cathedral
• 6:00 p.m. Soup Supper - Parish Hall
• 7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross - Cathedral
• Saturday, March 14
• 10:00 a.m. Jr. Legion of Mary - Holy Family Center
• 11:00 a.m. Baptisms (Español) - Cathedral
• 3:00 p.m. El Shaddai - Holy Family Center
• Sunday, March 15
• CCD (Religious Education)
• Knights of Columbus Membership Drive
• 9:30 a.m. Second Scrutiny for Elect
• 10:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast - Parish Hall
• 1:00 p.m. Pancake Breakfast - Parish Hall
Liturgical Schedule and Mass Readings
- March 8
Third Sunday of Lent
Exodus 17:3-7; Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9;
Romans 5:1-2, 5-8; John 4:5-42
St. Frances of Rome
- March 9
2 Kings 5:1-15; Luke 4:24-30
Feria, Third Week of Lent
- March 10
Daniel 3:25, 34-43; Matthew 18:21-35
Wednesday Feria, Third Week of Lent
- March 11
Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9; Matthew 5:17-19
Feria, Third Week of Lent
- March 12
Jeremiah 7:23-28; Luke 11:14-23
Feria, Third Week of Lent
- March 13
Hosea 14:2-10; Mark 12:28-34
Feria, Third Week of Lent
- March 14
Hosea 6:1-6; Luke 18:9-14
Fourth Sunday of Lent
- March 15
1 Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13; Psalm 23:1-6;
Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41
Mass Intentions
- March 7
- March 8
9:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
- March 9
- March 10
- March 11
- March 12
- March 13
- March 14
- March 15
7:00 a.m.
12:10 p.m.
7:00 a.m.
12:10 p.m.
7:00 a.m.
12:10 p.m.
7:00 a.m.
12:10 p.m.
7:00 a.m.
12:10 p.m.
9:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
+ Diana Kramer-Crapps,Cindy,Alex
Myra D’Amboise
+ Edwin Butler Crittenden
+ John Fetters
People of Holy Family Cathedral
+ Macaria Ramos
Holy Souls in Purgatory
Deceased Brothers and Sisters of
Dominican Laity of the Province
Holy Souls in Purgatory
Martin Family
Holy Souls in Purgatory
Gabler Family
+ Josephine Keenan
Allen Family
+ Loretta Syndy Donald
Mildred D’Amboise
Various Intentions
Fr. Mark Francis Manzano, O.P.
Holy Souls in Purgatory
Marie Wyman
+ Robert Green
Ed and Celestine Kuchar
+ Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mills
People of Holy Family Cathedral
+ Lilian Bathan
Holy Souls in Purgatory
Scholarship from Catholic Daughters
The Court St. Pius X #1866 of the Catholic Daughters of
the Americas is pleased to announce their annual $500
scholarship competition for students in 8th grade in public or
private schools. This year’s essays, titled “Just Be a Blessing”,
should discuss the virtues and qualities needed during high
school to be a blessing to others. Application forms must be
submitted with essays. To receive an application or request
more information, contact the CDA Scholarship Committee at
[email protected] or 230-4726.
Applications and essays must be postmarked by April 15,
2015 and sent to CDA Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box
243953, Anchorage, Alaska 99524-3953. The winning essay
will be submitted to the National Catholic Daughters of the
Americas for another possible $500 award. Incomplete and/or
late applications will not be considered.
Cathedral Events and Notices
Mark Your Calendars
• Thurs, March 26, 7:00 p.m.
• Sat, April 18, 7:30 p.m.
Theology and Literature
- Long Loneliness (D.Day)
Performance: St. Catherine
Stations of the Cross and Soup Suppers
On Fridays during Lent, the Stations of the Cross are said at
11:15 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Prior to the evening Stations, soup
suppers are held in the Parish Hall at 6:00 p.m.
Groups scheduled to host soup suppers:
• March 13
Liturgical & Social Ministries
• March 20
Confirmation classes and Young Adults
• March 27
Hispanic Ministry
Please bring meatless soups to the Parish Hall by 6:00 p.m.
Centennial Photo Directory: Online Sign-Ups
Sign up for free individual or family portraits by Lifetouch after
any Sunday Mass or online at www.holyfamilycathedral.org
(select the Lifetouch link. Not available Sat- Mon due to Mass
sign-ups). This free photo directory will include historic photos
commemorating the 100th anniversary of Holy Family
Cathedral. It is sure to be a valuable keepsake. Look for
information in future bulletins about how to sign up online.
Portrait dates include (Mark your calendars!):
Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13 from 2:00–9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 14 from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 21 from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday, March 27 from 2:00–9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 28 from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10 from 2:00–9:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
The Knights of Columbus will be serving a pancake
breakfast next Sunday, March 15 after the 9:30
a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Masses. Along with the
pancakes they will also be serving scrambled eggs,
bacon, sausage, hash brown potatoes, orange juice, and
coffee. The price is $6.00 per person or $30.00 for 5 or more
immediate family members. So come on down to the Parish
Hall for a delicious meal and fellowship with your friends.
The Annunciation of the Lord - Solemn High Mass
Celebrate the Annunciation of the Lord with a Dominican Rite
Solemn High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25.
Living Stations of the Cross
Living Stations of the Cross from our Spanish community will
take place on Friday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m., following the
weekly soup supper. There will be translations in English.
Centennial Celebration in March
March 19 is the Solemnity of St. Joseph, the man God
called to be the head of the Holy Family, and the protector of
the Catholic Church. So we have chosen to pray a Novena to
St. Joseph in the month of March. The novena will be March
11-19, during all of the Masses.
“Feeding the Hungry” is this month’s theme. It fits well
with the tradition of the preparation of food altars in honor of
St. Joseph. During the month of March, in addition to hosting a
food altar for the Solemnity of St. Joseph, we are coordinating
volunteers to serve dinner at the Brother Francis shelter each
night (except Fridays). More information is available at the
Parish Office. Please consider partaking in this service as part
of your Lenten journey. Notice that for the month of March the
Holy Family statue will be receiving your food donations for
the food pantry. St. Joseph’s Table will be set up on the
weekend of March 21-22 for the food for St. Francis House.
Catechetical Corner
Notices for CCD parents:
• NO CCD today. Share God’s blessings with your
families during this Spring Break!
• 1st Holy Communion Retreat – Saturday,
March 21 at 10:30 a.m. Children who have passed their
interview will make their 1st Reconciliation at 1:00 p.m.
Information about adult classes:
• The Scrutinies begin this weekend for our RCIA Elect.
Please continue to keep them in your prayers as they enter
the final period of discernment and purification.
• Confirmation classes (high school and adults) – get your
best meatless soups ready for Soup & Stations on March 20!
Stewardship: Responding “Here I am, Lord.”
Stewardship of Treasure
FY2015 Budgeted offertory through March 1:
FY2015 Actual offertory through March 1: (95%)
Weekly Budgeted offertory:
March 1 offertory:
Yes! Up to budget!
Cash and checks:
Online electronic giving: $ 756
$ 13,029
$ 13,241
Special Collection This Week: Parish Life
Today’s collection for Parish Life helps offset costs of parish
events, such as our Thanksgiving dinner, Sunday coffee and
donuts, and ministry and volunteer receptions and dinners.
Please consider supporting these events.
Food Donations for the St. Francis House
The St. Francis House provides approximately 115 families
with emergency food supplies each day. The greatest needs
at this time are: canned corn, carrots, mixed vegetables,
peaches, pears, mixed fruit, and pineapple, along with white
and brown rice, dry pinto beans, and oatmeal. Non-perishable
food donations may be placed in the baskets by the statue of
the Holy Family or brought to the Parish Office.
Respect for Life
Brittany Maynard's decision to end her life by selfinflicted means reminds us of the tragic reality of
suicide and the injustice of laws encouraging physicianassisted suicide. Such laws facilitate the making of
unreasonable decisions among those feeling weak and
vulnerable as they face a serious disease or old age. Such laws
encourage us to abandon the vulnerable to a hastened death,
rather than building up the needed human solidarity and mutual
support critical to journeying through such important personal
moments of crisis. Such laws undermine the noble profession of
medicine, redirecting health care workers away from their core
mission of healing and toward the works of death and killing.
What Brittany chose to do was motivated by fear. She
feared suffering. She feared pain. She feared losing control. In a
culture that labels assisted suicide as a compassionate choice,
she was made to feel that by attacking her own life, she was
gaining control over her life, but this was entirely false.
When society fosters such fears so that we believe our
best option is to kill ourselves, this is not true compassion. It is a
false compassion that does not accompany the sufferer, but
relegates him or her to a life without hope. It is, in fact, a form of
abandonment by the medical community. It is not a “death with
dignity” but the frightening indignity of verbal engineering
pretending that violence is not really violence. Her death
represents a tragedy that tears at our shared humanity, and a
failure on the part of all of us in allowing unjust laws like the one
in Oregon through which such violent and hurtful actions are
granted legal status and the veneer of social acceptability.
- Excerpted from The National Catholic Bioethics Center
Around the Archdiocese
Mark Your Calendars
March 12
March 26
April 22
May 1
June 15-18
Faith Walk Button Contest Deadline (297-7711)
Chrism Mass- 7:00 p.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe
Holy Rosary Academy Open House (276-5822)
Ordination of Deacons (Our Lady of Guadalupe)
Alaska Catholic Youth Conference
- contact: [email protected]
40 Days for Life
The 40 Days for Life campaign is underway. Please consider
prayer, fasting, and peaceful prayer vigil outside our local
abortion facility, Planned Parenthood (4001 Lake Otis). For
more information or to sign up, visit www.40daysforlife.com/
anchorage or contact Jon at 830-5304.
Morning of Reflection for Women
Women are invited to a Morning of Reflection on Saturday,
March 14, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at St. Patrick
Parish. The morning includes the Rosary, Mass, Confession, a
meditation, and a light lunch. Father Donatian Kaigoma,
Chaplain at Providence Hospital, will be the March celebrant.
RSVP to Genny at 947-5359
La Bella Brigata Dinner
St. Catherine of Siena CUF Chapter invites you to “An Evening
with Sheen” (a live reenactment of a classic Archbishop Fulton
Sheen television show, performed by Mario Bird). Join us for
this fundraiser to get Anchorage’s new Catholic radio station,
94.1 FM, on the air! This dinner is Thursday, March 19 at 5:30
p.m. at the Coast International Inn. $75 per person. Contact
[email protected] or 330-9827 for reservations.
Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi
Fr. Leo, pastor of St. Benedict Parish, and Bob McMorrow,
Lumen Christi’s Church History teacher, will be leading a
pilgrimage to Rome leaving on May 19 and you are invited. Fr.
Leo lived in Rome for 5 years and has more than a few
insights into must see pilgrimage spot. Bob has taught the
history of the Catholic Church for a dozen years and has many
stories to share about Rome and the Saints. For more
information, visit www.stbenedictsak.com or contact Bob
McMorrow at [email protected] or 273-1552.
Liturgical Ministers - March 14 and 15
5:30 vigil
7:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
5:30 vigil
7:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Rowena Carrillo, Camille Friend
Letha Flint, Bob Flint
Franciose Gianoutsos, Ted Gianoutsos
Kristy Crosby, Karen Quirk
Erka, Gris
Aaron Bender, Toni Berkenbush
Altar Servers
Aimee Chico, Dane Enriquez
Declan, Isaac, Alexander Dammeyer
Alex Oria, Joshua Oria, Rex Hepner
Amiel Pineda, Miya Richtarcsik, Reymer Jarin
Alondrita Ortega, Pablo Ortega, Alohi Morales
Dominic Zipay, Declan Dammeyer,
Thomas Balaban, Xander Dammeyer
Max Duruin, Marcus Duruin
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
5:30 vigil
Peter Frost
12:00 p.m. Dona Boschee
7:30 a.m.
B. Maitlen
2:00 p.m. Joel
9:30 a.m.
Jean Bennett 6:00 p.m. Toni Berkenbush
Bulletin Submissions
Deadline: 12:00 p.m. Wednesdays. Contact: [email protected]
Parish Ministries
Altar Servers
Dave Van Tuyl 561-3520
Dulce Martinez 339-7118
Dominican Rite
Jason Fouch 903-7965
Coffee & Donuts
Bill and Kim Fasser 903-3145
Earth Angels
Letha Flint 345-6358
Extraordinary Ministers
Bonnie Maffei 277-4017
Lupe Ortega 350-2667
Finance Council
Joe Babka 276-3455
Hispanic Ministry
Fr. Mark Francis Manzano, OP
Homebound Ministry
Paul Lariviere 276-3074
Knights of Columbus
Bradley Porter 351-3043
Marianne Berus 248-4707
Lupe Ortega 350-2667
Legion of Mary (inc. Junior) Therese Syren 887-1121
Liturgical Art & Environment Florence Ward 243-3091
Music Ministry
Gavin Duncan 276-3455
Juan Ortega 250-2027
Natural Family Planning
Parish Office 276-3455
Parish Nurses
Pam Kyzer 360-9432
Pastoral Council
Dave Van Tuyl 561-3520
Pioneer Home
Sheila Barrett 334-9503
Prayer Groups
Centering Prayer
Kess Frey 338-2894
El Shaddai
Rowena Carrillo 250-0823
Llamas del Espiritu
Griselda Martinez 339-7118
Prayer Line
Parish Office 276-3455
Prison Ministry
Parish Office 276-3455
Religious Education
Fr. Augustine Hilander, OP
Program Director
Toni Berkenbush 646-3025
Respect Life
Pam Albrecht 333-8843
7:00 a.m. weekdays + Sat. Dona Boschee 646-4626
12:10 p.m. weekdays
Ken Wichorek 243-8408
St. Vincent de Paul
Ed Cabarles 330-9637
St. Paul’s Corner (books & gifts) 646-3070
Stewardship Council
Fr. Augustine Hilander, OP
Trail Life USA
Chris Kinney 350-2307
Parish Office 276-3455
[email protected]
Women of Holy Family
Florence Ward 243-3091
Jackie Frenzel 345-1472
Young Adults
Parish Office 276-3455
Support The Merchants Who Support Our Parish
St. Paul’s Corner- Catholic Book and Gift Store
The bookstore is located at the corner of 5th Avenue & I
Street, in the Holy Family Center. Store phone: 646-3070
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
E & M Enterprises
Apartments To Rent
Phone 561-5911
3108 Dawson Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Celebrate Holy Family Cathedral Centennial
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Reception: 6:30 pm in Parish Hall
Play begins at 7:30 pm in the Church
Advance Tickets: $20 Adults; $15 Students & Seniors
At the Door:
$25 Adults; $20 Students & Seniors
Tickets available at HFC Parish Office and St. Paul’s Corner
Adrian Dominican
Nancy Murray, OP
Performs as
St. Catherine of Siena
A one-woman
Performance inspiring
people of all ages.
Catherine of Siena, a one-woman performance
Contact information: Holy Family Cathedral Office 276-3455, Bookstore 646-3070
Knights of Columbus
Monthly Breakfast
will be served
Sunday, March 15th after
0930 and 12 noon Masses
Cost is $6.00 per person or $30.00
for immediate family of 5 or more.
Scrambled eggs
Hash Browns
Bacon or Sausage
Seasonal fresh fruit
The Knights will speak at all of the
Masses to see if you would care to join.