This new year will be one to remember! This past week we had the honor of hosting John Michael Talbot in three days of mission to deepen our faith. Thank you to Dave and Terri Currie who spear-headed the project as well as the numerous volunteers who were recruited to make sure that it was successful. I know I will never forget those days. John Michael’s music has been an inspiration to me since I was a child. What a blessing!

But, that’s not the end of the amazing opportunities. If you missed seeing John Michael Talbot, he will be back in Southern Oregon at the end of the month, specifically Sunday the 19th for a ticketed concert and Monday the 20th for a free evening of inspirational music and motivational speaking at St. Joseph in Roseburg. Tickets for the concert can be purchased by going to or call (541) 440-7700. They will be $8 pre-purchased or $10 at the door.

But, there’s more! Coming on April 28th, world renowned Catholic author, Matthew Kelly, will be coming to Medford for a day-long conference. Tickets are available for purchase at our main office. I’d like to thank the community of Our Lady of the Mountain for sponsoring this ministry so that we may all rediscover Catholicism in our own lives. More details of this event will be forthcoming.

Finally, in order to continue your opportunities for spiritual growth, the Southern Oregon Vicariate will continue to host more ACTS retreats for men and women in the coming months. Keep your eyes peeled to the bulletin for more.

This year has started off with amazing opportunities for us all. The Spirit is moving in our midst. Take advantage of all the opportunities you can to grow in your faith.


Fr. William Holtzinger