Photo taken January 2016

Father Thomas Layton, 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 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 9:00AM, Benediction at 9

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 12, 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


Masses at 8 AM and 6 PM


St. Anthony at Christmas 2016. Photos from the 10 AM Mass. The Vigil Mass on Saturday was very well attended. Thanks to everyone who volunteered to provide all of the Christmas decorations.

Photos from Saturday, December 3rd at the Bazaar. Looks like a lot of business being done. Michelle and Pam checking out Laurie's booth, the crowd, clam chowder lunch being served in the dining area, and Chairwoman Ice overseeing all the action. Thanks to all volunteers who helped. Don't forget, tomorrow, Sunday the Bazaar continues from 10 till Noon.

One from Sunday, young man with fascinating light wares.

On Saturday, November 19, Father Tom baptized Sonya Itzell and Liliana Maria. They were presented for Baptism by their parents and Godparents.

On Saturday, October 29, a funeral Mass was said for Henry "Smokey" Casper. May he rest in peace.

Here are our Religious Education Classes for 2016-2017. Ice is instructing Tommy, Beth is instructing Camille, and Jan is instructing Red. Thanks to our instructors for their volunteer efforts. Rose and Ivy are also participating, with Ice as their instructor.

On Sunday, September 4, our parish's 33 day Mission to Merciful Love was completed. 28 of the 45 participating parishioners were able to attend the recitation of the Prayer of Consecration to Merciful Love following the 10 AM Mass.

On Saturday, August 20, Benjamim Padilla Rosales was baptized by Father Tom. Photos of the Baptism and the family, parents and godparents.

Paulina Jimenez was baptized on Sunday, August 7.

On Saturday, August 6, we celebrated the wedding of Gabe Krupar and Sofia Fox. What a lovely couple they made and we wish them a long life and marriage of faith. Father Tom officiated, and family members participated in the Mass ministries. The Krupar family did a great job decorating the parish hall where a reception was held after the wedding. CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes, Gabe and Sofia.

On Saturday, July 9, Victoria was baptized by Father Tom, with her family in attendance.

As part of Waldport's Beachcomber Days, our parish put on our annual Strawberry Festival on June 18. Photos depict our volunteer crew, Larry, Cynthia, Jerry, Pauline, joined later by Jim P, Shirley, Jack and others. Thanks to all of you.

That is Pauline's daughter Sandy, her husband Bob, and Chuck Lott's sister Judy in the second one, and Jack assisting Shirley with finances in the third.

On Sunday, June 12, the parish celebrated Father Tom's birthday. These photos are courtesy of Angie and Denny. It appears that the entire parish participated.

On Sunday, May 1, our parish began Our Blessed Mother Mary's month at the 10 o'clock Mass with the crowning of her statue by three of our own little angels, Camille, Rose and Ivy, who also made their First Communion on this day. Jerry and Kent provided the Knights of Columbus honor guard. All parishioners were given flowers which they carried to the altar, where our three First Communicants arranged them around Mary's statue. They then placed the crown on Mary and Mass began. At Communion, the girls were the first to receive from Father Tom. After Mass, Jerry and Kent presented Rosaries to the girls on behalf of the Knights. Our angels posed for portraits after Mass. Thanks to Ice and Beth who instructed the girls in preparation for this event. Congratulations to all.


Please add to your calendars: St. Anthony's will be particpating in the Waldport Annual Great Garage Sale, on May 7, Mothers Day W/E. As you clean out your closets this spring, please set aside good usable items to donate for the sale. Some items that sell well include craft and sewing supplies, kitchen items, small appliances, gently used clothing, books, and lots more. Dates to drop off items are April 23rd and 30th, from 1 PM to 5 PM at the church hall. Donations will also be accepted May 5th and 6th, 10 AM to Noon. Please do not bring any donations until then as we do not have room to store them. No furniture or large appliances, please. There will also be a Bake Sale, so we request your bake sale goods donations. Ice Husband is the chairperson once again for this project. She may be reached at 541-961-3815. Volunteers are welcome to help price items, arrange and sell them during the sale.

On Friday, April 1, our Lay Ministers of Charity renewed their annual vows. Kent, Bev, Elizabeth, Denny and Angie along with Father Tom in the photos.


Images from the 10 AM Mass on Easter Sunday

On Sunday, April 3, Divine Mercy Sunday, Masses as usual, Devotions to Divine Mercy at 3 PM

On Good Friday afternoon, Stations of the Cross were said.

On Palm Sunday, March 20, Father Layton blessed palms in the parish hall prior to the 10 AM Mass

Father then led the parisioners in a procession to the church, Tim leading us in song

And our church was full for the beginning of Mass

Our New Look. The church painting is complete. Check the new photo above.


Photos taken at the 10 O'clock Mass on Christmas Day

The church, so nicely decorated, Father Tom saying Mass, and the Creche

Our parish Christmas Bazaar took place on Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6. Many parishioners worked to make this event successful, and thank you to all of you. Chairperson Ice did a fine job recruiting vendors to bring their wares to the parish hall for the event. Here are some photos of the booths and participants. The Matier family visited, and their girls are getting so big, now 7, 5 and 4. Ice and Phyllis, who did a lot of work including preparing all of the clam chowder, which was a big seller. Pam and Elizabeth taking care of the cash register. Lynnette and Jasmine at their booths.

Following the 10 o'clock Mass on Sunday, November 22, young Porfirio Arzola was baptized by Father Tom. Parents Porfirio and Valentina presented the little guy, and sponsors Estela and Alejandro participated. Hope I got all the names correct. The Mass was well attended as seen in the first photo. The other three depict Father Tom baptizing Porfirio with water, chrism and then the ceremony of candles which seems to fascinate the baptised.

Many faith events took place in our parish during the weekend of November 7-8. At Saturday's Vigil Mass, Red Husband served the Mass for the first time as altar server. He has been instructed by Ian. Camille Catalfamo was baptized by Father Tom, and photos depict these events, along with Camille and her parents, Joe and Cheryl. Thanks to Ice for the photos.

On Sunday, Rick Galvan received his First Communion following instruction by Jerry and Pauline. Then Sofia Fox was baptized by Father Tom. Congratulations and welcome to all involved in these ceremonies. Courtesy of Hodges/Krupar, photos of Sofia's Baptism follow.

Here are our Religious Education students for 2015-16. Camille, Ivy, Rose, and Red with instructor Ice. Beth Bunce-Frame is our Director of Religious Education. Beth and Ian are both instructors.

As long time participants in Waldport's Beachcomber Days, our parish held our annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 20. The Chacon family once again volunteered to run the festival. Thank you, Larry, Cynthia, Nathaniel and Farah. They were again assisted by the Alvarados, thank you Kate, Carlos and Daniel. Thanks also to volunteers Jerry, Pauline, Marilyn and anyone else I have left out. Volunteers keep our parish going.

Here are two more photos courtesy of Ice. Our hard working crew, and hmm, I think this guy was our first customer last year, with Daniel

We celebrated Father Tom's birthday following the 10 o'clock Mass on Sunday, June 14. Chef Jerry prepared a roast ham and the Knights helped serve the ham and the many pot-luck delicacies prepared and donated by parishioners. Thanks to all, and Happy Birthday, Father.

The birthday cake

Parishioners and guests enjoying the party

The guest of honor, and the kitchen crew serving

On Saturday May 9, and carried over to Sunday, Ice Husband chaired a Garage Sale as part of the city of Waldport's Great Garage Sale. Many items contributed by parishioners were sold, and the bake sale and chili dog sales were a success. Photos of volunteers Marilyn and Sharee sharing a laugh during a slow sales period, some of the items on sale and customers checking them out, Michelle, Lynette, Shirley and Lindie at the food area.

On Sunday, May 10, our Religious Education children crowned the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, celebrating her month of May. Instructor Beth coached the children and they did a fine job. Photos of Camille, Rose, Ivy and Red greeting the arriving parishioners and visitors, distributing flowes to all mothers on this Mothers Day. The children then processed down the aisle and placed the crown on the Blessed Virgin, followed by recitation of the Hail Mary. Nicely done, young parishioners and teachers.

Here are some photos from the Holy Week Triduum and Easter Sunday 10 AM Mass. On Good Friday, Father Tom and Jim Provance at the Stations of the Cross. Father Tom carrying the Crucifix for the ceremony of the Passion of the Lord. On Easter Sunday, the church was pretty full, and looked beautiful thanks to those who decorated with lillies and those who contributed to the cost. M.C. and Tim provided resurrection music. Father Tom giving the final blessing. Thank you to all parishioners who planned and organized all of these events, and especially to all who participated in them.

On Palm Sunday, March 29, Masses were preceded by a procession to the church from the parish hall. Photos from the 10 AM Mass show the congregation in the hall as Father Tom reads the palm blessing and gospel, then the distribution of palms to the people and the profession to the church, led by Father Tom in his new red chasuble, purchased from the craft ladies funds, followed by Tim and Teresa who provided the Mass music, Ice, Red, Angie, the reader of the passion, and the rest of the parishioners.

There will be no monthly breakfast in April due to illness of our chef Jerry. In May the breakfast will be on Mothers Day, the 10th.

At Mass on the Solemnity of the Annunciation, Wednesday March 25, our Lay Ministers of Charity renewed their vows with Father Tom presiding. Our LMC's are Kent, Bev, Denny, Angie and Elizabeth.

The Knights of Columbus monthly breakfast on March 8 was a success in raising funds for Special Olympics of Lincoln County. The attendance was outstanding, as seen in the second photo below. In the first photo, representatives from Special Olympics Lincoln County are enjoying the fare, Dana Snyder, the local program coordinator, Carly Snyder, coach, Dale Nash, athlete, Paige Snyder and Sierra Lundy, unified partners who participate with the athletes at events. Thanks to chef Jerry and his hard working crew, and to all who participated in this charitable breakfast.

Requiescat in Pace Fr. Gerard G. Steckler, SJ, pastor of St. Anthony's parish for 15 years until 2011, died on March 5, 2015 at the age of 87, in the company of his fellow Jesuit priests in the Sacred Heart Retirement Center in Los Gatos, California. He was a great man and a better priest. The rosary will be Friday, March 13, and the funeral Saturday, March 14, at the Jesuit Chapel in the Regis Community on the Gonzaga campus (possible change to St. Aloysius right next door TBD). Interment at Mount Saint Michael's Jesuit Cemetery, Spokane. Inquiries may be directed to the Oregon Jesuit Province in Portland or Bea House Administration on the Gonzaga Campus. Eternal rest grant unto him, O, Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. Through the mercy of God, may Fr. Steckler rest in peace. Amen. (We will miss him!)

A memorial Mass for Father Steckler took place at 8 AM on Saturday, March 14 at St. Anthony.

On Friday, February 13, at the 8 AM Mass, we celebrated the 55th wedding anniversary of Kent and Bev Hansen, and the 57th wedding anniversary of Terry and Stella Conaway. Congratulations to the Hansens and Conaways. Thanks to the Lay Ministers of Charity, Adoration was extended to 9:30.

On Saturday, January 17, the first Knights of Columbus Family Movie was presented in the parish hall. The movie for this first event was "The Lion King." Jerry and Tim assisted Father Tom with the presentation and provided popcorn and bottled water for the attendees. We experienced a few technical problems with the Lion King DVD but Father produced a "Jesse Stone" movie starring Tom Selleck which filled in for the second half of the Lion King. Attendance was low, weather a factor. Please plan to attend the next Family Movie.


Catherine and Father bringing baby Jesus to the Creche, Father Celebrating Mass

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.


--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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