The Church has been decorated for the Christmas Season, after 10 o'clock Mass on Sunday, Dec. 21
Sharee, Tom, Jack, Marilyn and Kent decorated, and the final result. Flowers arrive Tuesday, Dec. 23
On Saturday, November 22, Father Tom Baptised Emely and Alisandra, following a Mass attended by many family and friends. Photos
of the girls being baptised, and a shot of the parents, godparents and children with Father Tom.
Ice, our active parishioner. Ice was in charge of the cookie sales at the Crafts Group sale and Bazaar this weekend. Here she is
placing the sign, which she made, along with beautiful flyers to advertise the event. She also found the time to serve as a religious
education instructor and usher at the 10 o'clock Mass this weekend. Thank you for all that you do, Ice.
Our parish Craft Group has been very busy, Sharee, Pauline, Carolyn, Marilyn and Shirley. Check out these great crafted items and come to the
parish hall on Saturdays preceding the K of C breakfast,
November 8th and December 13th, from 9 AM to 3 PM to purchase some of the items. They will
also be offered for sale on the K of C Breakfast Sundays, November 9th and December 14th, from 9 until noon.
Religious Education classes have begun for the 2014-15 year under the direction of Beth Frame. Here are students
photographs from Sunday, September 28.
Red, student of teacher Leah, and Camille, student of teacher Michelle
Rose and Ivy, students of teacher Ice. Both camera shy. Later they overcame the shyness.
On Saturday, September 20, Father Tom baptised Aylah Josephine Wagner, daughter of Jeffrey and Allison Wagner. Godparents
are Paul Allison and grandmother Teresa Rickert.
On Friday, August 29, the Feast of Saint John the Baptist's Passion, a baptism took place in our parish. Father Tom baptised
Joseph Campos Serbu. Photos of Joseph and his parents and godparents during the ceremony. Welcome to our faith, Joseph.
Father Thomas Layton is now our official PASTOR
On Sunday, July 13 at the 10 o'clock Mass, Father Tom was officially installed as Pastor of St. Anthony parish, promoted from
his former title as Administrator. Father James Dieringer officiated the ceremony, assisted by parishioners Juanita, Carolyn, Tom,
Susan and Nikos. Photos: Juanita presenting the Book to Father Tom, and Father Tom completing the obligatory paperwork as Father
Dieringer looks on.
Father Tom taking his oath, and the priests, Ice and other parishioners and visitors enjoying the Knights of Columbus monthly breakfast
following Mass. Congratulations, Father Tom.
St. Anthony's annual Strawberry Festival was held on Saturday, June 21 as part of Waldport's Beachcomber Days celebration.
Our Chacon family once again were in charge and organized the event very well. Our parish craft ladies also held sales during the Festival.
Photos were taken early, Marilyn, Nathaniel and Cynthia setting things up, all of the Alvarado family at work, Camilla, Maria, Carlos and Daniel, and one of our first customers in a St. Louis Cardinals shirt as Larry and Nathaniel look on. The last shot, courtesy of Charlene and Jim Walton, is the delicious shortcake served by our volunteers.
On Sunday, June 15, a parish party for Father Tom's birthday was held. The following photos were taken by and submitted by Ice. The first
one depicts our great volunteer Ice with the guest of honor, Father Tom. The rest are photos of attendees, parishioners, children, our chef,
James singing Happy Birthday, so see if you can find yourselves in the photos. To Ice, Thank you.
The Knights of Columbus presented rosaries to the Confirmandi, and were represented by our parishioners Jerry and Jim.
They are visible in the photos of Abigail and Daniel beginning their procession to the altar. Their sponsors can be seen as well
as the others waiting in line. Father Tom and Father Brian participated as well. All of these photos are courtesy of Charlene
Walton, and we thank you.
Four of our young parish members received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Friday, May 30 at St. Augustine parish
in Lincoln City. The Sacrament was administered by retired Bishop Kenneth Steiner. Congratulations to Carlos, Abigail, Daniel and
Ian. Mike Krupar covered the ceremony at St. Augustine, and thank you Mike for the photos.
On Sunday, June 1, following the 8 o'clock Mass, a reception was held for the Confirmandi, their families and sponsors along with
the rest of the parishioners. Sponsors were all family members, Ian sponsored by Robert, Carlos by Maria, Daniel by Camilla, and
Abigail by Leah. Photos of the Krupar family and the Alvarado and Frame families. Our director of religious education, Marilyn, serving
the tables. Teachers Terry and Beth are to be commended for a great job.
Following the 10 o'clock Mass on Sunday, May 18, baby Arianna Rose was baptized by Father Tom.
Parents Jeremy and Julianna, Godparents James and Teresa, and baby Arianna with Father. Then the parents take their vows.
Baptism by water, just as John the Baptist did. It was great to see so many of the Donavans present.
On Wednesday, May 14, Bill and Pam Lamphear renewed their wedding vows. Father Tom presided and
Esther Seaman and Jim Fitzgerald were witnesses. Congratulations Pam and Bill.
May is the month of our Blessed Mother Mary. On Sunday, May 4, our young parishioners led a procession and crowned
a statue of our Blessed Mother at the 8 AM Mass. Carlos, Daniel, Abigail and Red participated, while Ian was the altar server. Photos
show the children distributing flowers to entering parishioners, like Kent, as instructors Angela and Terry look on. Then the procession,
with Father Tom, and Red crowning the statue of our lady as Sheila, Father Tom and Ian perform their duties. The finished floral arrangement
photo by Ice, and we thank all of you.
During the week prior to Divine Mercy Sunday, our Lay Ministers of Charity, Kent, Bev, Denny, Angie and Elizabeth renewed their vows.
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.
An alliance made in Heaven. Pope Benedict XVI, born April 16, 1927, and Father Gerard Steckler, S.J., born April 17, 1927.
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