Holy Family Old Cathedral is a revered spiritual sanctuary in Anchorage, deeply rooted in a rich history of faith. For over a century, this parish has been a beacon of light in downtown Anchorage, serving the needs of the Catholic community. In 1915, responding to the call of railroad construction workers, Bishop Crimont sent priests to cater to the spiritual needs of the approximately 30 Catholics in the area. Since then, Holy Family Old Cathedral has been a steadfast presence, nurturing the faith of generations and fostering a sense of belonging as the mother church of the former Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Anchorage, Holy Family Old Cathedral played a central role in the community's spiritual life. From its establishment in 1966 until its canonical suppression in 2020, the cathedral held a special place in the hearts of many. The current church building, a testament to architectural beauty and craftsmanship, was constructed between 1946 and 1958. In 1966, with the creation of the Archdiocese of Anchorage, Holy Family Old Cathedral became a designated cathedral, serving as a symbolic and spiritual focal point for the Catholic community. Embracing modern technology, Holy Family Old Cathedral offers the myParish Mobile App, a powerful tool that enables individuals to stay connected with their Catholic faith and parish community. United by God's grace, the Holy Family Old Cathedral community strives to cultivate holiness by embracing their diverse gifts in the context of liturgy and communal prayers. They recognize that each individual has a unique role to play in the life of the parish, and together, they aspire to deepen their relationship with God and one another.
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