Tag: Archdiocese of Anchorage

On The Feast Of St. Catherine Of Siena: A New Papal Appointment

As this new day dawns on the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, I share with you the news that I am in Seattle for the announcement that Pope Francis has named me Coadjutor Archbishop of Seattle. The press conference will be 11:00 PT. While I am excited and surprised by this announcement, I know it will come as a shock to the People of God in the Archdiocese of Anchorage. Our time together has been too short, but I am mindful of a phrase in Sacred Scripture that refers to God’s timing, known as […]

New Director Of Stewardship & Development For Archdiocese Of Anchorage: A Familiar Face Returns

The Archdiocese of Anchorage is very pleased to announce that Ms. Laurie Evans-Dinneen is returning to the roll of Director of Stewardship and Development. Laurie brings 20 years of non-profit experience and served the Archdiocese in this position for 4 years beginning in 2014.  Laurie has a thorough knowledge of the Archdiocese and is always looking for new ways to approach issues and is quick to explore new opportunities. She has a development and grant writing background, as well as a faith-centered, stewardship perspective. Many of you know Laurie and are familiar with her commitment […]

On The Feast Of St. Nicholas; A Gift Of Prayer & Solidarity

Last Friday morning, within 30 minutes of the 7.0 earthquake that struck the Anchorage area, I received a phone call from the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre.  He was concerned of the report he heard, and wanted to know how the people of the Archdiocese were doing after the earthquake. Yesterday I sent the Archbishop a brief report of our condition and of the damage assessments. Today, I received the following message of prayer and support.  While we continue to experience strong aftershocks and put our homes, businesses, parishes, and lives […]

Next Stop Rome – To Return With Pallium

Any bishop will tell you, days of ordaining new priests are about as good as it gets!  I’m very grateful for the opportunity to ordain a new priest for the Archdiocese of Anchorage today.  Congratulations, Rev. Robert Whitney! As if that were not good enough, in a few hours I depart Anchorage for Rome.  Mission Pallium.  You may ask, “What is a Pallium?”  It is a liturgical ‘collar’, a narrow band of wool, marked with black crosses, worn only by the Pope and Metropolitan Archbishops.  It is a highly significant piece of vesture symbolizing the […]

Installation Mass Homily, Archdiocese of Anchorage

Installation Homily; Co-Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe November 9, 2016; Archdiocese of Anchorage Archbishop Paul D. Etienne, DD, STL Good afternoon! Thank you for coming here to pray with us today! I wish to thank today Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States and representative of Our Holy Father, Pope Francis. I know you have been travelling quite a bit this week with ordination and installation of other bishops, and we wish to welcome you to Alaska. I wish today also to welcome Archbishop-Emeritus, Roger Schwietz. How do you like the sound […]

Homily At Holy Family Cathedral During Evening Prayer, November 8, 2016

November 8, 2016; Anchorage, Alaska Holy Family Cathedral, Evening Prayer 1 Dedication of Saint John Lateran Homily; Archbishop – elect Paul D. Etienne Ephesians 2: 19-22 Good evening! Thank you all for being here for this moment of prayer. I wish to welcome in a special way His Excellency, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, The Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, and representative of our Holy Father, Pope Francis. I also wish to give a warm welcome to this Cathedral tonight to Archbishop Schwietz. Archbishop, our reading this evening makes appropriate reference to the fact that we […]

Now What …

In the wake of last week’s appointment as Archbishop of Anchorage, people have some questions.  But first, I would simply like to say how much I enjoyed the 48 hour trip to Anchorage.  I had a peaceful premonition as the plane was on approach into Anchorage last Monday night: “I am going to be at home here.” I cannot tell you how much that helped to calm my heart. I cannot thank Archbishop Schwietz, OMI enough for his warm welcome and hospitality.  He exudes calm while at the same time reassuring me about the future.  […]

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