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: None at the present time

First Saturdays, 8 AM


Saturdays 4 PM

NOTICE: This is where weekly schedules will appear as we learn if we will have guest priests for weekend Masses

As far as we know, Our pastor, Father Tom, will preside at Masses every weekend. Mass schedule as normal, Saturday Vigil at 5 PM, Sunday 8 AM and 10 AM. Father Tom will hear confessions Saturday at 4 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, July 9, 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


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.

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.

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.


--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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