"To Know, Love and Serve Jesus Christ through His Body - The Church"
June 7, 2014 - During the Vigil Mass of Pentecost Sunday Bishop Edward Burns signed the Post Synodal Pastoral Letter to the Diocese of Juneau. The letter itself reviews the Year of Faith and the Diocesan Synod, outlining the priorities that came forth from the Synod. The purpose of the Letter is to give a sense of the direction of pastoral planning and policies for the Diocese, focusing especially on a renewed emphasis on evangelization and catechesis, in the context of the call of the Church for a New Evangelization.
"Rediscover the Journey and Joy of Encountering Christ"
October 11th, 2012 - Bishop Edward Burns' has released his second Pastoral Letter to the Faithful of the Diocese of Juneau to coincide with the beginning of the Year of Faith. The Pastoral Letter introduces the Year of Faith and outlines Diocesan programs planned to mark this year, including pastoral visits, a Diocesan census, and a Diocesan Synod set for November of 2013.
PETERSBURG, AK - Bishop Edward J. Burns of the Catholic Diocese of Juneau introduced a new pastoral letter for his Diocese while at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Petersburg, Alaska for the Feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday, June 6, 2010.
The pastoral letter, “Strengthening the Church through a Strong and Holy Presbyterate,” (PDF) is unique in that it was drafted by all the priests and the bishop.