Photo taken January 2016

Father Joseph Hoang, Pastor

P.O. BOX 770, WALDPORT, OR 97394

MESSAGE PHONE (541) 563-3246

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Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil Mass at 5 PM

Sundays 8 AM and 10 AM

Weekdays: Tuesday 11 AM, Wednesday through Friday 9 AM

First Saturdays, 10 AM Communion Service


Saturdays 4 PM

Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, following Friday Mass, 9:30 to 10AM

Office Hours: Tues Noon to 4 PM, Wed 10 AM to 2 PM, Sun 11 AM to 2 PM

The Knights of Columbus present a monthly breakfast on the second Sunday every month except January and June. Please come to the breakfast, and the fare is only your free will donation. Our next one will be on Sunday, February 11, from after the 8 o'clock Mass till about noon.

How thou canst think so well of us and be the God thou art, is darkness to my intellect, but sunshine to my heart.--Anon.

Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament


With Father Joseph on vacation, Father James Dierringer has once again visited our parish and will say Masses for two weekends, January 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 2018.


After celebrating the shortest Advent season possible, with the fourth Advent Sunday occuring on Christmas Eve day, the church was transformed from the austere Advent appearance to the glorious Christmas decorations, as seen below

Parish events included our choir presenting a musical program of carols and more, prior to the Christmas Vigil Mass on Sunday the 24th. Following the Vigil Mass, a "Birthday Party for Jesus" took place with refreshments in the hall. The Chrismas Masses on Monday the 25th were at 8 and 10 AM just as they occur on Sundays. Photos taken at the 10 o'clock Mass include a procession led by Julie, Barry and Father Joseph, Father Joseph's homily, our creche with Baby Jesus present, and the return of our newly polished tabernacle, thanks to Denny.

Merry Christmas everyone, and thanks to all who participated and contributed to these events.

Here is a biography of our new Parish Priest, Father Joseph Hoang.

It is with much joy and blessings that I come to St. Anthony. I have been serving at St. Anthony of Padua in Forest Grove for the past few months, and before, that I was in McMinneville. I was born in 1967 in Saigon, South Vietnam and came to the United States in 1975. Raised on the east coast and in California, I became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1986. I graduated from the California Polytechnic University in Pomona with a Bachelor’s in Finance, and then I joined the Congregation of Holy Cross. I studied at the Moreau Seminary on the campus of the Notre Dame University before going to Mount Angel Seminary. I was ordained in 1999 by Archbishop John Vlazny, at St. Mary Cathedral for the Archdiocese of Portland. In addition to McMinnville, I have served at Sacred Heart Parish in Tillamook, St. Mary in Eugene, St. Joseph in Salem, and St. Pius X in Portland. It is with much joy and gratefulness that I come to you. I come not alone but with my faithful friend, Sophia. Sophia is a nine year old gentle-loving boxer. You will probably see us walking through the streets of Waldport. If you want to walk with us or visit with Sophia sometime, please let me know. I look forward to the many blessings, wonderful examples that you will give me, and the many amazing things we can do together. Holiness comes in all ages, ethnicity, and health conditions. If you or someone you know is sick, please let me know so that I can anoint you or them. Please keep me in your prayers as I keep you in my prayers. If there is anything I can do for you, whether it be counseling or sacrament of reconciliation, please let me know. I will love to get to know you. In knowing you, I see my loving God in you. In Christ, Fr. Joseph Hoang

Our annual Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale took place on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3. Ice was once again in charge and recruited a significant number of vendors to participate in the sale. Phyllis O'Boyle once again prepared clam chowder for lunch and volunteers provided all of the tasty goodies for sale. Raffles were held. When the financial and raffle results are known they will be published. Thank you to Ice and everyone, Janiece, Bonnie, Terry, Jan, Dave and Edie, Rick, Jim P who volunteered to help with this fund raising event.

November is a special month. We started it on the 1st celebrating All Saints Day, then on the 2nd, All Souls Day. The 3rd and 4th are First Friday and First Saturday. On Friday the 3rd, Father Joseph administered the Sacrament of the sick on all who attended Mass, which was followed by Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. During the month of November, parishioners are invited to light votive candles, at the altar, in memory of their departed relatives and friends. Note in the photo that Denny has beautifully refinished the votive candle structure. A small altar has been placed in memory of all the unborn children who have been subjected to abortion.

The Old and the New. Photos thanks to Denny of the priest's rectory being razed on September 22. Plans are to replace it. Also photos of the parish hall which has been repainted recently.

On Sunday, September 24 between Masses, Father Joseph presented an educational dissertation on the Mass. Time constraints did not allow completion, so stand by to witness the rest of this very interesting and informative lesson, and we will publish the "when" as soon as available. Photos of the attendees and Father.

Our parish Stitching For a Cause Group has been busy. Father Joseph visited their Thursday work session and blessed the ladies and the products of their work. He brought Sophia along. Photos of stitching products made for Samaritan Purse, and Alanna presenting a chemo hat to Chuck for he and Lindy's niece. Thanks Alanna for the photos and news.

Parish Religious Education classes started on Sunday, September 10. The classes are pictured, with Instructor Jan Korn and her students Red, Jonah, Jessyka and Henry. Instructor Beth Bunce-Frame, who is our director of Religious Education with her student Nina. Several new class members this year, welcome! Instructor Ice with students Rose and Ivy. Student Camille in the same photo, but in a different class.

On Tuesday, September 5 we celebrated the first anniversary of Mother Teresa of Calcutta's Canonization. The decorations and photos courtesy of the Bourgeries.

Choir practice, courtesy of Alanna. Join the choir.

Father Joseph said his first weekend Mass on Saturday, August 19. The church was full and the welcome sign says it all.

Father William Palmer said the 8 AM Mass on the Feast of the Assumption, and wore a very appropriate fiddleback Chasuble. Thank you Father Palmer. Father Hoang will say Mass at 6 PM.

Father Todd Molinari, Archdiocese Vicar for Clergy, said Masses at our parish on the weekend of August 5/6 the Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus. Thank you, Father Molinari. He also announced that our pastor, Father Thomas Layton, has retired and has taken up residence at Mt. Angel Towers. We will have a new pastor, Father Joseph Hoang, who will arrive on August 18. Photo of Father Molinari, who also presided over the weekend Masses on August 12/13.

If you would like to contact Father Tom, his mailing address is P.O. Box 2120, Mount Angel, OR 97362. Include "Attn: Carina."

Please pray for Father Tom in his retirement.

On Saturday, August 12, our parish was graced by the wedding of David and Sara Compos, celebrated by Father Todd Molinari. The church was full and decorated nicely by the family and sponsors of David and Sara. Father Molinari is fluent is Spanish and conducted the wedding ceremony and Mass in Espanol. We wish David and Sara the best in their future, and congratulate them.

Thanks to Alanna, who provided these photos, the members of Stitching For A Cause can be seen creating the quilt which they presented to Father Tom at his birthday celebration. Stitching For A Cause members meet on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7PM.

Our parish celebrated Father Tom Layton's birthday with a potluck following the 10 AM Mass on June 25. Happy Birthday, Father. There was a very good turnout as can be seen from the photos, and many parishioners contributed some very fine food, and volunteered to make this a success. Thanks to all of you. Our stitching group presented Father Tom with some "relaxing" things such as a pillow, and a beautiful quilt for which all members of the group had made squares.

As part of Waldport's Beachcomber Days, our parish participated with our annual Strawberrry Festival, on Saturday, June 17. Here are our hard working crewmembers, Cindy, Larry, Pauline, and Jerry at work.

On Sunday, May 28, as we celebrated the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus, Knights of Columbus Jerry and Kent processed at both Masses to present the Silver Rose for exposition during Mass. The Silver Rose is presented in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and is in transit from Canada to Mexico, stopping today at our parish. We welcomed back Father Tom who along with Red and the Knights led the procession into Mass. During Mass, Theresa, Tim, Bill, Pam and Father Tom are shown conducting the ministries of the Mass.

Father John Betts was our guest priest for the weekend of May 20-21. Thank you Father.

On May 13, the 100th anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady to the children at Fatima, our parishioners who have made the home retreat, 33 Days to Morning Glory, gathered for the Rosary and Mass at 8 AM. Father Victor Langhans presided at Mass, and he will do so at the remaining regular weekend Masses on May 13 and 14. Following Mass, parishioners took their vows of Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Thanks to Angie and her helpers for organizing and setting this up, thanks to Father Victor for a wonderful Mass, thanks to Lynnette for beautiful flower arrangements on the altars and her Cantor voice at Mass. Photos of the participants, Father Victor and our new statue of Our Lady of Fatima, thanks to an anonymous donor, through Angie and Denny.

Also on May 13, to continue on the 14th, Ice and her volunteers conducted our Garage Sale, participating in Waldport's Great Garage Sale. Photos of Chairperson Ice, part of her crew of helpers, and part of the large display of goods for sale. Edie Steckler prepared chili dogs for sale at this event. Thank you to all volunteers and participants.

Father James Dierringer said the Masses on the weekend of May 6-7. At the 10 AM Mass on Sunday, our religious education children crowned the statue of Our Blessed Mother. May is Mary's month, and this year on the 13th we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of her appearances at Fatima.

Photos of the procession to the crowning, led by Red. Mary was crowned by Tommy and Camille. All parishioners were given flowers and were requested by the children to come forward and give the flowers to Rose and Ivy who arranged them in vases next to the statue. Mass then took place.

On Sunday, April 30, Tommy made his first communion. The Knights of Columbus guided Father Tom and Tommy into the church, and later presented him with his first Rosary beads. Congratulations, Tommy

On Friday, April 21, our Lay Ministers of Charity renewed their vows at the 8 AM Mass. Photos of Kent, Bev, Elizabeth, Denny and Angie renewing vows and signing the certificates.


Easter Sunday, April 16 photos taken at the 10 AM Mass.

Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, April 14

Palm Sunday Masses featured processions from the parish hall to the church. Mass readings actually started in the hall, as seen in one of the photos from the 10 AM Mass. Father Tom and altar server Red then led the parishioners from the hall to the church. Barry was the narrator of the Passion of Christ, with participation from all attendees, and Father Tom reading Jesus's parts.

On Saturday, April 8, Johanna Ramirez Corral was baptized by Father Tom.

On Saturday, April 1, Father Tom baptized Diego Juarez and Marcos Joshue.

Also, on Saturday, March 26, Father Tom baptized David Granados and Edgar Lazaro. Sorry, no photos.

On Saturday, March 18, Jerry Raveling hosted a New Member Social for the Knights of Columbus, where Jerry has had much experience. He and his helpers provided cupcakes and ice cream for the many attendees. Jerry gave an inspiring speech about all the benefits of membership in the K of C. How many of you have signed up? Photos of attendees and Jerry speaking.


--That the Waldport Public Library now has Britannica Great Books, with Vol. 18 by St. Augustine and 19-20 by St. Thomas Aquinas? Listed under "800 GRE"

--That Jan Korn launders all church linens?

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