18 April 2019

Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

Sr. Ellen Callaghan, O.S.F. will be departing Alaska for semi-retirement in Wilmington, Delaware at the end of June 2019. Sr. Ellen has spent 22 years of selfless service to the Diocese of Fairbanks and the faithful flock of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Region.


The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia are a community committed to live in loving relationship and service with all people and creation. They are dedicated to bringing hope and joy to all those in need, just like Sr. Ellen did in her ministry as the leader for the Native Ministry Training Program and throughout the region.

We thank her for her dedication, selfless service and generosity in serving the good people of God in the Diocese of Fairbanks. It has been both an honor and a privilege to work with Sr. Ellen and she will be sorely missed by all.

Sincerely in Christ,

†Most Reverend Chad W. Zielinski
Catholic Bishop of Northern Alaska
Diocese of Fairbanks

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