100th Anniversary 1912 - 2012

Our parish celebrated the 100th anniversary of the dedication of our church building in April 2012! Festivities included a special High Mass on April 15, 2012, at 1 p.m. The current Bishop of Yakima Diocese was in attendance, in addition to past bishops and past priests who have served our parish.

Nearly 500 people enjoyed the outdoor ceremony under mostly sunny skies.
outdoor mass

Several members of the community helped serve at mass.
altar servers await procession
altar servers altar servers

The Knights of Columbus provided the Honor Guard for the bishops.
Knights came from St. Joseph Church, St. Mary's Parish in Hood River,
and St. Peter's Parish in The Dalles.
Knights of Columbus Honor Guard Knights stand ready









procession begins

Fr. Alex and Fr. Felix Fr. Salomon, Deacon Angel and Bishop Tyson

Bishop Tyson blessed the altar with incense as part of the High Mass.
blessing the altar

opening prayer

The choir sang a selection of hymns and service music
in English, Spanish, Latin and Greek.
centennial choir

Bishop Tyson confirmed several young men and women as part of the celebration.
confirmation class
Bishop Tyson and confirmation class

The bishops, priests and deacon gather with the Knights.
Clergy and Knights
Clergy from left: Rev. Bill Shaw, Very Rev. Robert Siler, Rev. Felix Rodriguez,
Rev. Richard House, Bishop Joseph Tyson, Bishop William Skylstad, Rev. Alex Trejo,
Rev. Salomon Covarrubias, Rev. Mr. Angel Oriz.