Photo taken May 2003

Father Thomas Layton, Administrator

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 8 AM

Tuesday through Friday and First Saturdays


Saturdays 4 PM

Rosary Monday through Friday at 7:35AM

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Fridays from 8:30AM till 1210 PM, Benediction at 1210


A Happy and Blessed Easter to all

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


On Easter Sunday, Father Tom celebrated Masses of the Resurrection. Photos from the 10 AM Mass. Father at the altar, at the lecturn delivering his sermon, showing the parishioners and visitors in attendance, Daisy reading, Shirley providing music, Father blessing the people with holy water.

We celebrated the Passion of Christ on Good Friday evening. Father Tom reading the Solemn Intercessions, and processing in with the crucifix in preparation for the Adoration of the Cross.

Our parish was busy on Palm Sunday 2014, with solemn Masses of the Passion of Jesus, the Knights of Columbus monthly breakfast, the parish craft ladies sale, busy indeed.

Prior to the 10 AM Mass, Father Layton read the first readings and blessing of palms as parishioners gathered in the hall. A procession to the church followed.

More photos, the ladies craft group mini-bazaar, which will take place at all monthly breakfasts, Nikos and Shirley, reader and music director, the Knights breakfast served in the hall, Matier family welcomed back.

Thank you to all parishioners who had a hand in decorating the church for the Christmas season. It really looked great.

The Creche outside, and the overall inside.

The Creche inside, and the decorated Christmas tree.

On Friday, September 20, Helen St. Martin took her vows with the Holy Family Institute. She was assisted by her son and Daisy. Father Tom presided at the ceremony, held during Mass.

It is September, and religious education classes have begun. Here is Leah instructing Lizbeth, Paola, and Red. Terry and Beth are in charge of the older students, Abigail, Carlos, Daniel and Ian.

Sunday, July 21, marked the annual parish picnic along with a belated birthday celebration for Father Tom. Based on the past few days weather, the food was served inside the parish hall rather than out in the parking lot. Long before anyone arrived, Nathaniel, Kent, Jim and Jerry were shucking corn. Ice, Jerry and Dawn Marie were volunteering in the kitchen.

The turnout was fantastic. I have never seen this many folks in the hall at one time.

Chef Jerry did a fine job on the chicken, enjoyed by all. He's shy, but I caught him. Catherine baked a wonderful cake. She has become a professional baker. Brother James there, too.

It was great to see the Matier family again. Diane is now 5, Elizabeth 3, and Clair 19 months. Cliff and Lucy are doing well. Red and his family joined them.

It certainly looks as if everyone had a good time. Happy belated birthday, Father.

Father Mark Bentz, recently ordained, visited St. Anthony on Sunday, June 30 and concelebrated Mass with Father Tom. Father Mark is a very personable young man and we wish him well in his priestly career. Photo of Fathers Tom and Mark.

June 16, Happy Fathers Day, found Father Augustine Manyama, AJ, celebrating the 8 and 10 AM Masses. Fr. Augustine is assigned to Samaritan Hospital in Portland, and is a native of Tanzania. Thank you Father Augustine.

Father Augustine before Mass, then after Mass with parishioners and Father Tom, who is still recuperating from surgery.

Saturday, June 15, our annual Strawberry Festival was hosted by the Chacon family and a lot of volunteers. The volunteer work schedule posted was very impressive, as was the service. Thanks to everyone who helped make this fund raiser a success.

Larry and Cynthia getting things started, and Terry and Elizabeth at work

Customers enjoying strawberries, and Camilla, Maria, Jerry and Nathaniel at work

Sunday, June 9, Father Anthony Ton was our visiting celebrant at the 8 AM and 10 AM Masses. Father Ton is "retired," so much so that he is booked solid between now and Thanksgiving! He resides alternately in Portland and Houston, Texas. Thank you Father Anthony.

On Sunday, May 26 and Sunday, June 2, Father Joseph McMahon visited St. Anthony parish from Portland, and said Mass at 8 AM and 10 AM each Sunday. Thank you Father McMahon.

Fr. McMahon prior to Mass, and greeting parishioners and visitors after Mass, June 2.

Father Tom's surgery was successful and he is recuperating at home.

The 10 o'clock Mass on the Feast of the Ascension, and Mothers Day, May 12, also saw the Baptism of twins Rose and Ivy, and the First Communion of Gonzalo, Daniel, Lizbeth, Paola, Red and Cesar. Here are Rose and Ivy with their parents and Godparents during the Communion ceremony, and Father Tom administering the Sacrament to Ivy.

The First Communicants seated, and Paola receiving the Sacrament.

The Knights of Columbus presented Rosarys to all of the Sacrament recipients, and when Mass was over, The twins posed with Father Tom.

It was a very busy and eventful day. Thanks to all who organized and participated in this glorious celebration. Happy Mothers Day to all of our parish moms.

On Sunday, May 5, the First Communion class children crowned our Blessed Virgin Mary at the beginning of her month, May. Paola, Lizbeth, and Red did the honors at the 10 o'clock Mass, assisted by Carlos, Daniel and Abigail. Thanks to Michelle Gilliam for instructing these children, and thanks to Laurie Beutler for taking the photographs.

The children presenting the gifts at the Consecration, Ian serving Mass

The girls approaching the May altar and Lizbeth crowning Mary

Palm Sunday, 2013. Both Sunday Masses started with a procession from the parish hall to the church. The photos are from the 10 AM Mass, showing the congregation forming in the hall, then the procession with palms to the church for Mass. The third photo depicts our future, young Lizbeth, Paola, and Red presenting the gifts at the start of the Consecration. Aren't they precious?

On Friday, March 22nd, the Lay Ministers of Charity renewed their vows at the 8 AM Mass. Kent, Bev, Denny, Angela and Elizabeth were all present. This photo is from last year, but the same parishioners are there.

A January article in the News Lincoln County featured our own Maria Alvarado, who has been selected to participate in the United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth this summer. Maria won a contest involving an essay and a speaking event, and was selected by the Lincoln City Oddfellows to join about 300 other outstanding students in this pilgrimage. She will visit UN headquarters in New York City, facilities in Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Ottawa, Canada. Congratulations, Maria. Proceeds from the Knights of Columbus breakfast on February 10 will help to defray Maria's expenses.

This photo of Maria compliments of the Lincoln County School District.

On Thursday, January 10, Father Victor Maristela, pastor of St. Pius X in Jamul, California, visited St. Anthony and concelebrated Mass with Father Tom. Thanks to John and Ann Belus for the photo.

An alliance made in Heaven. Pope Benedict XVI, born April 16, 1927, and Father Gerard Steckler, S.J., born April 17, 1927.


--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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