Saturday, October 26, 2019
The Diocese of Fairbanks is rich in territory size, but scarce in vocations, having only one bishop two priests, and a handful of deacons to call their own. To fill the gaps, outside priests are invited to help out either long-term or short-term.
Outside visitors and tourists are often surprised to encounter the beauty, not just of Nature and the Northern Lights, but that of a Missa Cantata here, in what is perhaps the most northernmost Dominican Rite Mass regularly offered.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
St Gerard, a Redemptorist, not a Dominican, happened to leave behind his handkerchief one day at a friend's family's house. One of the daughters came after him to return it, but he told her to keep it, as it may come in handy one day.
When she later went into a troubled delivery with his unborn child, she remembered his words, and asked for the handkerchief to be brought to her. On applying the handkerchief to her stomach, her pain disappeared, and she safely delivered a healthy child. He is a patron for unborn children, pregnant women, young children, those falsely accused, and for making a good confession.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
This is a Low Mass, added to the regular Sunday 11 AM Solemn High or Missa Cantata.