The Diocese of Juneau encompasses the southeast Alaska panhandle, a narrow strip of North America's mainland, plus the more than 1,000 islands of the Alexander Archipelago.  The Diocese is roughly the size and shape of the State of Florida. Our diocesan priests, and professed religious priests and sisters, serve a relatively small local Church, whose several thousands of members comprise fewer than 20 parishes and missions. Most of these parishes and missions are located in cities, towns, or villages which are accessible only by air or by sea. In most cases, there is but one parish or mission in any town; Juneau alone has two parishes.

A great advantage of serving in our small Catholic communities is the opportunity to know each parishioner or mission member by name. Here in the Diocese of Juneau, the Church's ministers share deeply in the lives of the people whom they serve, in a manner simply not available in larger, urban or suburban dioceses. Some of our smallest parishes have fewer than 100 members, and some missions have less than a dozen. Our priests and sisters truly get to know their people!


If you sense a call to serve God as a priest, sister, or brother in the Diocese of Juneau, then please contact us!

Vocation Director
Rev. Edmund Penisten
P.O. Box 245
Klawock AK 99925-0245
Ph: 907-755-2345