Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Please save Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6 for this year's Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale. We welcome vendors and
Christmas craft makers for a minimal fee or donation. We will gladly accept donations of baked goods. Please contact Ice at
541-961-3815 for more information Also, please spread the word to family, friends and co-worker. Volunteer to help, and thank
you for your support.
NEWS, RECENT and HISTORY
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
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.
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"
--That Jan Korn launders all church linens?
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