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Summer and Sunday Mass

Father Ross Tozzi

Father Ross Tozzi celebrates Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Nome.

Large patches of snow dot the tundra on north facing hills, but most areas are beginning to see a variety of blooming tundra flowers. Subsistence fishing and hunting will soon begin; in Western Alaska, families work hard to store up food for the winter.

Throughout KNOM’s primary coverage area, 19,230 persons are unable to worship Roman Catholic Mass in their villages more than half of the time. For these individuals, the only weekly opportunity to worship the Mass is KNOM’s Sunday morning broadcast.

In Nome, we are blessed to have Fr. Ross Tozzi as pastor of St. Joseph Church. Fr. Ross covers a very large area of bush Alaska, and he travels continuously between four parishes, the closest of which is 75 miles away. On Sundays in Nome, he offers the radio Mass aired on KNOM.

Thanks to all who support KNOM: a primary connection for families to their Catholic faith.