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Weekday Mass(M-F) 8 AM except Wed. 8:30 AM,
Weekend Masses Sat. 5:30 PM & 7 PM (Español) • Sun. 8 AM & 11 AM

 

History of St. Anne Catholic Church

1857 - 1900

1900 - 1950

1950 - 1960

1960 - 1975

1975 - 1990

1990 - 1995

1995 - 2000

2000 - 2009

2009 - Present

 

 

Welcome to the History of St. Anne Catholic Church

On the left you will find links associated with periods of history for St. Anne's and her missions. If you have any photos or important information that you think my be of help to these pages, please contact our office. Thank you.


2009-Present—After 12 distinguished years at St. Anne's, Msgr. Moys reached the age of retirement and simultaneoulsy completed his second term as pastor at St. Anne's. At the request of the Archbishop, he agree to continue serving in active ministry and was assigned to St. Paul Catholc Church in St. Paul. Fr. Ron was also reassigned. He was sent to Sacred Heart in Gervais.

Replacing both Msgr. Moys and Fr. Ron Nelson, Frs. William Holtzinger and Paschal Ezurike arrived July 1, 2009, as pastor and parochial vicar respectively. Fr. William "Bill" was born and raised in Medford until his family moved to the Portland area when he was a young teen. He arrived to St. Anne's after completing seven years as pastor at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Forest Grove. Fr. Bill has a reputation as being a "geek priest" due to his great interest in science and technology.

Fr. Paschal came to Grants Pass after serving one year at St. Anthony's in Tigard. He arrived in the U.S. in 2007 at the request of his bishop in Nigeria and was doing a year of Clinical Pastoral Education at the Oregon State Hospital. He was simultaneously serving at St. Joseph in Salem. On July 1, 2008, he was asigned for a year at St. Anthony's in Tigard just prior to arriving in Grants Pass with Fr. Bill. July 1, 2010, Fr. Paschal left for hisnext assignment at St. Philip Benizi in Oregon City as administrator.

Following Fr. Paschal's departure, there was a gap of many months until Fr. Dominic Tumusiime, a professed religious and priest of the Apostles of Jesus. On February 1, 2011, Fr. dominic arrived at St. Anne's as the next parochial vicar. He had been ordained a priest 15 years previous with experience in Ethiopia, Italy, and his home country of Uganda. On July 1, 2012, Fr. Dominic was reassigned as the administrator of St. Michael's Parish in Sandy, OR.

On July 2, 2012, we received Fr. José Manuel Campos García, or Fr. Manuel for short. He is a native of Michoacan, Mexico and had been ordained to the priesthood just a few weeks prior on June 9. He is fluent in Spanish and English. He entered seminary in Mexico City in 2003 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 2007. He completed his studies at Mount Angel Seminary and received his Masters of Divinity there. Hi previouss training included a pastoral year at St. Alexander Parish in Cornelius.

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