Second town hall meeting on Cathedral status announced

Town Hall Meeting with Bishop Edward J. Burns

TOPIC: Cathedral Church designation for the Diocese of Juneau

Thursday, May 14th – 6:30 p.m., St. Paul’s parish hall

Bishop Burns has announced a town hall meeting to be held on Thursday, May 14th, at 6:30 p.m., in St. Paul’s parish hall, Juneau.

Bishop Burns and Diocesan staff will be present to discuss the recent liturgical evaluation of the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and its suitability for continuing as the Cathedral of our Diocese.

After a recent inspection and evaluation of the downtown Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, liturgical and building consultant Fr. Thomas Lucas concluded that the present Cathedral structure, even with extensive renovation would continue to be inadequate in size and as a site for cathedral and diocesan liturgies. He recommended that the diocesan leadership consider relocating the cathedral to a new or existing site in the greater Juneau area.
At a previous town hall meeting in April at the Cathedral, the topic was raised of the possibility of St. Paul the Apostle Church being designated as the Cathedral or Co-Cathedral of the Diocese.

Please come and share your thoughts on this important topic and how a change in Cathedral designation would affect St. Paul’s.

Or, if unable to attend, please email your concerns to: dioceseofjuneau@gci.net.
Or, mail to: Bishop Edward J. Burns, 415 6th Street, Suite #300, Juneau, AK 99801

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