Dear Parishioners,
Things just keep changing.  Remember I said that this is a time of change?  Well, as it turns out, Deacon Rodel de Mesa’s assignment has changed.  As of this writing, he will be going to Holy Trinity Parish in Bandon as their new pastor.  Fr. Dominic is still on for St. Michael’s in Sandy.  For us here, we are supposed to receive José Manuel Campos-Garcia.  He is fluent in Spanish and English.  He is a native of Mexico, entered seminary in Mexico City in 2003. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 2007. He just completed his studies at Mount Angel Seminary and his training has included a pastoral year St. Alexander Parish in Cornelius.  He is scheduled to arrive on July 2nd, God willing!
On July 1st between the Sunday Masses, we are going to have a congratulations and goodbye party for Fr. Dominic.  In that same party, we will also offer our thanks to Fr. Fister who will be officially retiring.  Going forward, we will still see Fr. Fister and he plans to help us out once a week as he is able.  Please continue to keep them both in your prayers.

In addition to a new parochial vicar, I recently created a new position in our pastoral staff, that of Pastoral Associate. This will be a full time position and potential applicants can get more informatiaon by clicking this link here.
Fr. William Holtzinger