Diocese of

Fairbanks

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Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Fairbanks / de Fairbanks (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Anchorage–Juneau

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus (October 1)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: June 26

Liturgical Calendar πŸ“…

History

Contact Info

Address: 1316 Peger Rd., Fairbanks, AK 99709-5199, USA

Phone: +1 (907) 374-9500

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Bishop (2023.07.11 – ...):Bishop Steven Maekawa, O.P. (56)Bishop Steven Maekawa, O.P. (56)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Fairbanks (Roman Rite)

Bishop Steven Maekawa, O.P. (56)Bishop Steven Maekawa, O.P. (56)
(2023.07.11 – ...)

Bishop of Fairbanks (USA)

Duc in altum

Born:1967.11.22 (Seattle, WA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1999.06.25
Consecrated Bishop:2023.10.12

Bishop of Fairbanks (USA) (2023.07.11 – ...)

Archbishop Andrew Eugene Bellisario, C.M. (67)Archbishop Andrew Eugene Bellisario, C.M. (67)
(Apostolic Administrator 2022.09.27 – 2023.07.11)

Bishop Chad William Zielinski (59)Bishop Chad William Zielinski (59)
(2014.11.08 – 2022.07.12)

Bishop of New Ulm (USA)

Illum oportet crescere / He must increase

Born:1964.09.08 (Detroit, MI, USA)
Ordained Priest:1996.06.08
Consecrated Bishop:2014.12.15

Priest of Gaylord (USA) (1996.06.08 – 2014.11.08)

Bishop of Fairbanks (USA) (2014.11.08 – 2022.07.12)

Bishop of New Ulm (USA) (2022.07.12 – ...)

Archbishop Roger Lawrence Schwietz, O.M.I. (83)Archbishop Roger Lawrence Schwietz, O.M.I. (83)
(Apostolic Administrator 2013.09.20 – 2014.11.08)

Bishop Donald Joseph Kettler (79)Bishop Donald Joseph Kettler (79)
(2002.06.07 – 2013.09.20)

Bishop emeritus of Saint Cloud (USA)

Faith, hope and love

Born:1944.11.26 (Minneapolis, MN, USA)
Ordained Priest:1970.05.29
Consecrated Bishop:2002.08.22

Priest of Sioux Falls (USA) (1970.05.29 – 2002.06.07)

Bishop of Fairbanks (USA) (2002.06.07 – 2013.09.20)

Bishop of Saint Cloud (USA) (2013.09.20 – 2022.12.15)

Bishop Michael William Warfel (75)Bishop Michael William Warfel (75)
(Apostolic Administrator 2001.10.23 – 2002.06.07)

Bishop Michael Joseph Kaniecki, S.J.
(1985.06.01 – 2000.08.06)

To love and to serve

Born:1935.04.13 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1965.06.05
Consecrated Bishop:1984.05.01
Died:2000.08.06 († 65)

Coadjutor Bishop of Fairbanks (USA) (1984.03.08 – 1985.06.01)

Bishop of Fairbanks (USA) (1985.06.01 – 2000.08.06)

Bishop Robert Louis Whelan, S.J.
(1968.11.15 – 1985.06.01)

Solicitude and charity

Born:1912.04.16 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1944.06.17
Consecrated Bishop:1968.02.22
Died:2001.09.15 († 89)

Titular Bishop of Sicilibba (1967.12.06 – 1968.11.15)

Coadjutor Bishop of Fairbanks (USA) (1967.12.06 – 1968.11.15)

Bishop of Fairbanks (USA) (1968.11.15 – 1985.06.01)

Bishop Francis Doyle Gleeson, S.J.
(1962.08.08 – 1968.11.15)

Adveniat regnum tuum

Born:1895.01.17 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1926.07.29
Consecrated Bishop:1948.04.05
Died:1983.04.30 († 88)

Titular Bishop of Cotenna (1948.01.08 – 1962.08.08)

Vicar Apostolic of Alaska (USA) (1948.01.08 – 1962.08.08)

Bishop of Fairbanks (USA) (1962.08.08 – 1968.11.15)

Titular Bishop of Cuicul (1968.11.15 – 1971.01.15)

Vicars Apostolic of Alaska (Roman Rite)

Bishop Francis Doyle Gleeson, S.J.
(1948.01.08 – 1962.08.08)

(see above)

Bishop Walter James Fitzgerald, S.J.
(1945.05.20 – 1947.07.19)

Ad maiorem Dei gloriam

Born:1883.11.17 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1918.05.16
Consecrated Bishop:1939.02.24
Died:1947.07.19 († 63)

Titular Bishop of Tymbrias (1938.12.14 – 1945.05.20)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Alaska (USA) (1938.12.14 – 1945.05.20)

Vicar Apostolic of Alaska (USA) (1945.05.20 – 1947.07.19)

Bishop Joseph Raphael John Crimont, S.J.
(1917.02.15 – 1945.05.20)

In nomine Jesu

Born:1858.02.02 (France)
Ordained Priest:1888.08.28
Consecrated Bishop:1917.07.25
Died:1945.05.20 († 87)

Prefect Apostolic of Alaska (USA) (1904.03.28 – 1917.02.15)

Titular Bishop of AmmΓ¦dara (1917.02.15 – 1945.05.20)

Vicar Apostolic of Alaska (USA) (1917.02.15 – 1945.05.20)

Prefects Apostolic of Alaska (Roman Rite)

Fr. Joseph Raphael John Crimont, S.J. (later Bishop)
(1904.03.28 – 1917.02.15)

(see above)

Fr. Jean Baptist Rene, S.J.
(1897.03.16 – 1904.03.28)

Born:1841.08.22 (France)
Ordained Priest:1876
Died:1916.04.06 († 74)

Prefect Apostolic of Alaska (USA) (1897.03.16 – 1904.03.28)

Fr. Paschal Tosi, S.J.
(1894.07.27 – 1897.09.13)

Born:1837.04.25 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1861
Died:1898.01.14 († 60)

Prefect Apostolic of Alaska (USA) (1894.07.27 – 1897.09.13)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (47)

Transfiguration at Novosibirsk (←), Whitehorse (β†’), Anchorage–Juneau (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 1,061,508 kmΒ²

Population: 11,900 Catholics (7.2% of 164,727 total)

Pastoral Centres: 46 parishes

Personnel: 20 priests (13 diocesan, 7 religious), 25 deacons, 13 religious (9 brothers, 4 sisters), 2 seminarians

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