Courtesy of Steve Gallagher
A group of missionaries with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) came to Wrangell last week for a short mission trip. The missionaries were college students from across the country, who came together to spend a week serving the Wrangell community. They held a get-to-know-you bonfire at Petroglyph beach, offered daily events for kids, several dinners through the week, and also held mass every day of the week at 5:30 p.m. The group left on May 25. The night before they held a final community dinner and bonfire to say goodbye to everyone. "In addition to being on college campuses we lead mission trips during spring break, during the summer, and those look vastly different depending on where you go," said missionary Branson Schroeder. "Here, this week, we're mainly trying to encounter the people of Wrangell, to talk with them, to invite them to different events, to invite them to mass and prayer with us, and also interact with the parish that's already here." Pictured here is the FOCUS mission group: Tori Vissat, Joe Sutherland, Randy Morrow, Fr. Joseph Minuth, Fr. Martin Latiff, Kelly Caffrey, Branson Schroeder, Gabriel Diaz-Serrano, Abigail Horswell, Nathan Seiler, Laura Taylor, Justin Claas, Mikayla Kyle, Martha Jackson, Emily Crocker, Lyndsey Astarita, Lance Spreaker, Annie Magnusson, Sofia Cooper, Trevor Don, Patrick Rich, Justin Irish, and Katherine Perry.