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Bio


Fr. William Holtzinger

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Bio


Fr. William Holtzinger

 
Pastor

Father William Holtzinger was appointed pastor of St. Anne Parish, Grants Pass, St. Patrick of the Forest, Cave Junction, and Our Lady of the River Parish, Rogue River, July 1, 2009. 

Father Holtzinger was born in Medford in 1966. He graduated from Tigard High School in 1985 and earned a bachelor’s degree in math education from Oregon State University in 1989. He received a master’s degree in the same subject from Oregon State in 1993. 

He taught math, computer science and religion at Central Catholic High School in Portland from 1990 to 1992 and taught math at Tigard High School, 1992-93. 

He entered Mount Angel Seminary in 1993. He also earned a master’s in theology and divinity. He has served at Benedictine Nursing Center in Mount Angel, St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish in Astoria, St. Patrick Parish in Independence and did a year of pastoral work at All Saints Parish in Portland. He also served as a deacon at Queen of Peace Parish in Salem. Most recently he was pastor at St. Anthony Parish in Forest Grove.

Geek priest

Since ordination, he has been actively involved in new media as a avenue to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.  "Fr. Bill's Podcast" is his flagship podcast that began in September of 2005.  Formerly known as "St. Anthony's Podcast." Since then he has branched out to create "The Mysteries of the Mass Podcast," "The PilgrimCast," and "Fr. Geek's Video Podcast" and several others. 

His favorite hobby is that of astronomy and is a member of the Vatican Observatory Foundation.  He also enjoys camping and kayaking. He also enjoys dabbling in web design and can be easily followed on Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and other social media avenues. 

 
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Live Life to the Full


Live life to the full.

cf. John 10:10

Live Life to the Full


Live life to the full.

cf. John 10:10

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There is more to life than you know.


There is more to life.

cf. Philippians 3:2

There is more to life than you know.


There is more to life.

cf. Philippians 3:2