Thank you, dear God, for your blessings as our Pastor, Rev. Jeffrey Michael Eirvin, was installed yesterday during the Rite of Installation Mass.
Fr. Jeff signing documents attesting to his installation and fidelity to his duties and to Holy Mother Church. Representing the Archbishop was Rev. Todd Molinari. Witnesses that the documents were publicly proclaimed were Chuck Dhulst and Greg Buhr.
Fr. Jeff Eirvin graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in graphic design and worked in the field of advertising prior to entering Mount Angel seminary in 2005. In 2007 he began his theological studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome where he received a Bachelor of Sacred Theology (STB) from the Angelicum and a License of Sacred Theology (STL) from the Gregorianum. He was ordained a priest by Archbishop John Vlazny on June 9, 2012. Fr. Eirvin has been the Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Portland since 2014. He is currently the President of the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors (NCDVD) and a staff member of the Institute for Priestly Formation (IPF) where he assists in directing silent retreats for seminarians and priests. He will be installed as Pastor of St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish and School on August 7, 2022.
We also welcome Mr. Chris Schoning, our School Principal!
For those who were not able to attend Fr. Jeff's first Sunday Mass with the Parish as Pastor. Fr. Jeff looks forward to seeing you in the coming Sundays and celebrate Mass with you!
We Miss You!
NO masks required. You may wear one or not wear one, it is all up to you. We still have masks available if you suddenly change your mind. In other words, we miss you so please come and worship with us. We miss you!
We all wish the best for our children, right? If we do, make sure you make them aware of ALL options. It is our responsibility to let them know that exploring religious vocations is a very viable option that will lead them to a fulfilling life.