Coming Home Program

Have you or someone you know been away from the Church? Do you feel out of place at Church, at Mass? Feel like you don’t understand enough about your Catholic Faith to fully participate?

Our Coming Home Program starts with an Information Night on January 20th, 2020 at 7pm. It will be held in the Youth Center on Long St. in Room B (go around to the back door). Here you can come and ask your questions and find out more about the Program in a kind, non-judgmental and open environment. After the Information Night, we will meet every Monday night, in that same room, 7pm-8:30pm, for 8 weeks. Feel free to come to one, to some, or all; each week we will cover a different topic/aspect of the Catholic Faith.

If you have any questions, e-mail Meggin Sanner at or call 541-571-8402.

Saint Barbara – December 4

Wisdom Wed

“O God, Who did adorn Your holy virgin and martyr Barbara with extraordinary fortitude in the confession of the Faith, and did console her in the most atrocious torments; grant us through her intercession perseverance in the fulfillment of Your law and the grace of being fortified before our end with the holy Sacraments, and of a happy death.  Through Christ our Lord. Amen.”

~ Prayer in honor of Saint Barbara

Spring 2020 Bible Study Registrations Open!

Registrations are now available for Spring 2020. Classes will start in January. The following are the classes that are being offered this spring:

Romans– Dr. Andrew Stafford and Jeff Cavins provide an authentically Catholic, comprehensive, and simple way to understand the overarching theme of Romans- salvation. Meets on Tuesdays mornings, 9am-11am in the Gathering Space.

Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John– Dr. Edward Sri will guide you through John’s Gospel and invite you to encounter Christ every step of the way. Meets on Tuesday mornings, 9am-11am in the Gathering Space (offered after the study of Romans is done)

Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained– a stunning new video series that systematically presents the BIG picture of the Catholic Faith. Meets on Tuesday mornings, 9am-11am in the Youth Center, Lower Level, Rm B (this is a Moms Group and childcare is provided)

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible– Many people want to read the Bible because they know it is God’s Word but give up because it is so complicated. This study program helps you to get the “big picture” of the Bible by showing how fourteen narratives books of the Bible tell the complete story from Adam and Eve to Christ and the Church. Meets on Tuesday nights, 7pm-9pm in the Youth Center, Lower Level, Rm B.

James, Peter and Jude: The Catholic Letters– This study covers four New Testament letters traditionally known as the Catholic letters because each is written to strengthen Christian communities scattered across a wide region of the Roman Empire. Participants will discover that they contain profound differences as well as intriguing similarities. Meets on Wednesday mornings, 9am-11am in the Youth Center, Lower Level, Rm B

Passion and Resurrection Narratives of Jesus– This study compares the particular insights found in the Passion and Resurrection accounts of the four Gospels. Meets on Wednesday mornings, 9am-11am in the Youth Center, Lower Level, Rm B. (will begin once the study on James, Peter and Jude is finished)

To register, you can find the forms in the foyer of the church or you can e-mail me at, giving me your name, phone number, and e-mail address, along with the study that you wish to take. Also, please let me know if you are in need of childcare and it is not already provided for that bible study.


Monthly Meditation – DECEMBER

“In Bethlehem, the angel announced tidings of great joy.  Jesus wanted to share his joy with his apostles and prayed that ‘my joy may be yours.’ Joy was the password of the first Christians.  In various ways, St. Paul repeats the refrain of joy:  ‘Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say, rejoice.’ Remember, joy is not simply a matter of temperament, but of choice; it must be cultivated.”

~ Saint Theresa of Calcutta

For reflection:

  1. Do I really believe Jesus wants to share His joy with me?  How can I be more open to this gift Jesus wants to share with me?
  2. Do I see being joyful as a choice to be made or a feeling that comes and goes on a whim, dependent on external circumstances?
  3. What ways can I cultivate more joy in my life?