Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament
NEWS, RECENT and HISTORY
DIVINE MERCY WEEKEND, April 7-8
Photos from April 8, Knights of Columbus Breakfast
On Sunday, April 8, the Knights of Columbus Lay once again wowed the parishioners with breakfast this side of heaven.
Here are some photos of the hardworking K of C Crew: Chef Jerry, David, Kevin, Jack and lovely Kate,
and the parishioners enjoying the delicious and heavenly smelling omelet, sausages, pancakes, french roast, orange juice and coffee.
Photos from Mass at 5 PM, April 7
On Saturday, April 7, our Lay Ministers of Charity renewed their vows at the 5 PM Mass.
Photos of Kent, Bev, Elizabeth, Angie and Denny renewing vows and reading the certificates, and the Lay Ministers of Charity with Fr. Joseph.
EASTER SUNDAY, April 1
JESUS HAS RISEN
Photos from Mass at 10 AM
Processsion led by Bill and Pam. Father Joseph entering. The church was quite full, Jerry seating parishioners. Notice the difference in the appearance of the Sanctuary
compared to Good Friday. Father preparing to read the Gospel. Our ushers, Jim and Jerry. HAPPY EASTER.
Good Friday was a very active day, with the first day of the Divine Mercy Novena at 3:15, the Stations of the Cross with Jim as cross-bearer celebrated at 3:30. Look at how barren the Sanctuary and Altar are on this day. The Good Friday
services commenced with Father Joseph prostrating himself upon entering, Angie and Elizabeth sharing the readings, Father giving an inspiring homily, Sheila as cantor, veneration of the cross by parishioners after its entry carried by Bill and Jim.
Those two servers then brought candles in and Shirley provided altar cloth such that Communion could be given to the parishioners. Then all was completed. Tomorrow the Easter Vigil Mass will be celebrated at 7PM.
On the Mass of the Lord's Supper, Holy Thursday, Bill and Pam served Mass and our choir sang. Photos cover Father Joseph washing the feet of six of our parishioners, duplicating Jesus's washing those of his Apostles
at the Last Supper, the Procession of the Blessed Sacrament being transferred to the tabernacle in the Altar of Repose in the parish hall, where He shall remain until Saturday's Easter Vigil Mass, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament beginning in the hall.
On Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, processions were held at all Masses, the palms were blessed, and Mass included the reading of the Passion of Christ.
Photos are from the 10 AM Mass and one is by Alanna, thanks..
Mass at 10 AM on March 4, the Third Sunday of Lent. Our choir did a fine job. Father Joseph presenting the Homily.
The new Rectory arrived on Friday, February 16, and is being assembled.
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.
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.
DID YOU KNOW?
--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"