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St. Anne Parish History

Timeline of
St. Anne
Catholic Church

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1995 The old church on 10th Street was converted into a kindergarten and first grade classrooms and school offices in 1995. The former St. Anne convent was converted into parish offices. A fifth grade was added to the school this year.

1996 St. Anne School opened with the addition of a sixth grade in the fall of 1996. St. Anne parish celebrated one hundred years as a parish community, October 11-12, 1996. Archbishop Francis George celebrated the Anniversary Mass in St. Anne church on October 12. It was also the 150th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Portland (formerly the Archdiocese of Oregon City). Fr. Todd Molinari was assistant from 1996 to 1999.

1997 St. Anne Catholic School opened the new school year in the fall of 1997 with 8 teachers and 148 students, grades K-6. No new classes were added this year. Construction began on a new classroom and library building for the school. Fr. Gregory Moys was appointed parish administrator of St. Anne parish by Archbishop Francis George, July 1, 1997. Raul Rodriguez of St. Anne and Shepherd of the Valley (Central Point) parishes was ordained as deacon for the Archdiocese of Portland at Sacred Heart church, Medford, on November 28, 1997. Bishop Basil Meeking, retired bishop of Christchurch, New Zealand, was the ordaining prelate.

1998 Teachers and students moved into the new five-classroom and library in January, 1998. Archbishop John Vlazny appointed Father Moys pastor of Saint Anne in January, 1998. Archbishop John Vlazny blessed the new classroom and Father Karl Schray Library building with Father Schray in attendance on May 1, 1998. A seventh grade and afternoon Pre-K grades were added to the school in the fall of 1998.

1999 Father Michael Walker of St. Anne parish was ordained a priest for he Archdiocese of Portland in the Portland Cathedral on June 12, 1999, by Archbishop John Vlazny. Father Walker celebrated his first Mass at St. Anne church the following day, June 13. 

St. Anne Catholic School added an eighth grade in the fall of 1999. The new grade, along with the seventh grade, were located in the parish center. The school opened with 193 students, Pre-K through 8th grade. Fr. John Cihak was appointed parochial vicar replacing Fr. Todd Molinari, July 1, 1999.