English and Spanish-speaking members of Epiphany Church gathered June 5 to celebrate the parish’s 50th anniversary with a multilingual Mass celebrated by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz.
In his homily, Archbishop Kurtz shared with the congregation that he’s often met members of the parish serving in the community.
“There’s something of service that is so humble and attractive of those who serve not for their own glory, but because they know Christ is the engine who motivates them,” he said.
Epiphany — now a spiritual home to 1,200 families — was formed in 1971 when the first Mass was celebrated June 20 at St. Thomas Orphanage in Anchorage, according to historical information from the Archdiocese of Louisville. The current church building was dedicated Jan. 5, 1975.
Following the Mass, parishioners gathered outdoors for a picnic.