Immaculate Conception Church
PO Box 429
Bethel, Alaska 99559
Daily Mass Tue-Fri: 12:10pm
Saturday Mass: 5:00pm
Sunday Masses: 8:30am, 10:00am
Confessions by appointment
Are you looking for a balanced presentation of a good Catholic approach to the ballot box this season? In this column by Bishop Robert Barron, he writes, “Catholics ought never to disagree in regard to moral principles, but they can indeed legitimately disagree about the best means to instantiate those principles.” Bishop Barron offers a carefully balanced approach to how to faithfully uphold the best of Catholic Social Doctrine regardless of your political preferences. It is the best I’ve seen. I hope others also find it helpful. Fr Mark.
Bishop Chad Zielinski has issued a letter of Introduction To the Voter Guide for Alaskans of the Diocese of Fairbanks
Pope Francis has addressed the priority of our moral responsibility to defend the human life as equally sacred at all stages of existence:
“Our defence of the innocent unborn, for example, needs to be clear, firm and passionate, for at stake is the dignity of a human life, which is always sacred and demands love for each person, regardless of his or her stage of development. Equally sacred, however, are the lives of the poor, those already born, the destitute, the abandoned and the underprivileged, the vulnerable infirm and elderly exposed to covert euthanasia, the victims of human trafficking, new forms of slavery, and every form of rejection.” [¶ 101, APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE]
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops provides resources for helping Catholic voters prepare to vote as faithful citizens.
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has prepared 5 short videos to help Catholics understand their rights and responsibilities as voters.
In this pre-recorded Mass for 4 October 2020 the Presider is Fr Rich Magner; the Homilist is Deacon Chris Tulik; Lectors are Susan Murphy, Bonnie Hunt, and Helena Andrew.
The homilist is Deacon Chris Tulik; The presider is Fr Rich Magner, SJ; Lectors are Lenora Hootch, Mike and Tacuk Martz, Tess Guinn; Petitioners are from Chevak, Bethel, Emmonak.