August 5 to 7, 2010, Fr. Bart Juncer, SJC, conducted workshops for
altar servers, musicians and other interested parties in the
Extraordinary Form of the Mass at Alaska’s largest Catholic Church, St.
Andrew’s Church in Eagle River.
The pastor, Fr. Thomas
Brundage, invited Fr. Juncer to conduct the workshops after Fr.
Brundage attended the Canons Regular Sancta Missa workshop in
Mundelein, IL. About 35-40 participants attended the workshops
over the course of the three days.
the workshop, St. Andrew Church celebrated its first High Mass on
Saturday morning, August 7th with about 40-50 people attending.
Brundage offers the Extraordinary Form of the Mass weekly at St.
Andrew's in Eagle River. Prior to that, he was offering the
Extraordinary Form of the Mass at St. Michael Parish in Palmer, Alaska,
where he had been serving as pastor before his current assignment.
Father Bart Juncer, SJC teaching a class on the Extraordinary Form of the Mass
Father Bart Juncer, SJC celebrating High Mass in the Extraordinary Form
The interior of Saint Andew's Church in Alaska
order to better serve
Catholics who wish to worship according to the 'Forma extraordinaria', ample
and ongoing catechesis in the form of the Mass must be available. This
can only be achieved if, first of all, priests and seminarians are
prepared to serve this need."
E. Francis Cardinal George