ST. PATRICK - CANBY COUNCIL COUNCIL # 3484
FAMILIES OF THE MONTH

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June 2019

Joe and Jodi Pattershall


May 2019

John Meyerhofer


April 2019

Jerry Geiger

Deacon Jerry and Maureen Giger have been involved steadily in our parish. Recently they
helped lead a pilgrim group to Medjugorje from our parish. Deacon Jerry is involved with baptisms, faith formation and liturgical work too. He was in law enforcement for 38 years with being police chief within our local town of Canby for 19 1/2 years and City of Molalla for 7 1/2 years. His wife Maureen is a lector and cantor; and on the cemetery committee and helps set up for funeral luncheons. They have five children and two of them help as catechists.
Thank you to all your family.


March 2019

Steve & Lora Heli


February 2019

Ken & Deloris Bepple

Ken and his wife Dolores are very active members of St. Pats and the KofC council 3484. Their family consists of two grown daughters and eight grandkids. Recently, Ken helped with construction projects for two members of our Parish. They helped with our Charity Auction & Crab Dinner; procuring items for the silent auction and working in the kitchen area. Ken is the Faithful Captain for the 4th degree Knights, overseeing meetings when the Faithful Navigator is absent. Ken and Deloris are avid supporters of the Catholic Faith and in teaching strong family values to their grandchildren. Ken and Deloris love to camp and fish when time permits.


January 2019

Dennis & Marie Richey

We welcome Dennis and Marie Richey to St. Patrick and our KofC council, moving here recently from the next city. Dennis and Marie were recently involved in our annual dinner auction fundraiser with operating the wine wall fund raiser activity and helping with the food preparation. They are retired and have two grown daughters and two grandkids. Dennis had a career in education and counseling and has been active in a sport fishing political action committee. He is trying to help bring some common sense into resource management. We thank them for their support and continued involvement in our parish and council.


December 2018

Abundio Perez

Abundio and his wife Modesta have been at St. Pats for several years and is very active with our council Hispanic Round Table. They were the leaders of the Posada Christmas program, coordinating the participants to help with the nightly bi-lingual rosary. Also, they are active with the Hispanic Marriage Encounter. Two of their children are altar servers too. Thanks to the Abundio Perez family for their support


November 2018

Eddie Herrera

Eddie and Haidee have been at St. Pats a few years and with our council Hispanic Round Table. He has helped our community director too. He recently became a KofC insurance agent for our region. He is quite active with church in the Pastoral Council, in Bible study, being lector, and in Hispanic prayer group. He and his wife have a growing family of two and one on the way next year. Thanks to Ed for his support.


October 2018

Joe Patershall

Joe and Jody have been at St. Pats for many years. Joe is ushering for the 11am Mass and helps at many of our KofC activities. Jody is busy as the Religious Ed. coordinator for our parish grade schoolers. Thank you, Joe, Jody, and family.


August 2018

Mike and Nancy Patton

Mike and NanMike & Nancy Patton and family are active members of St. Pats parish. Most recently they helped with the parish picnic and the city street dance booth for a KofC charity. Also, they are Eucharistic ministers at Mass. Nancy has volunteered her skills in
organizing the parish social media tool “Flock Note”. Her gifts in photography record many parish sacraments and activities with her photos/posters displayed around the church and parish hall. Mike also part times by being a referee for some college football games. They have five growing children and their oldest son, Mike Jr. is working as a college age missionary with FOCUS(Fellowship of Catholic University Students) in southern California. We thank them for their involvement in our parish family life.


July 2018

Robert & Dawna Hitch

Robert & Dawna were selected for Family of the Month for the great job they did organizing the 2018 Parish Camp Out at the Oddfellows campground in Florence Oregon. They worked with the camp host to reserve the facility equipment for dinners and the individual campsite logistics for our guests. During the day and evening, they opened their camp site to fellow parishioners to socialize. They hosted Fr. Arturo's sleep arrangement for Friday evening and did a fabulous job welcoming everyone to the camp ground.


June 2018

Israel & Susie Flores

Israel & Susie were selected as Family of the Month for the rewarding work they do for the St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank at St. Patrick’s Church. Every week, they delivery food packages to the home bound in the Canby area. The one thing no one hears about is the Ministry they do for the sick that require transportation for a doctor visit or to the hospital.


May 2018

John & Marsha Meyerhofer

John and Marsha were selected as Family of the Month for organizing the annual Knights of Columbus fishing trip. A big thank you for opening their home to host the event. Everyone had a great time, even though the fish were small. It was great to see some new Knights and their families attend this year.


April 2018

Frank Battilega Family

Frank and Catherine Battilega and their four children are family of the month. They live on a farm nearby where Frank has been farming for more than 30 years. We thanked Frank recently for cooking a great spaghetti dinner that followed the Donna Cori Gibson Concert last month. The KofC council greatly appreciated his work in the kitchen. He has also supported our church liturgies by reading some of the Easter reading for the past 10 years. Also, they have shared with Financial support, like the candles for annual church use, towards the crucifix hanging in our church and Christmas garlands during the season. Thanks again for their family and the support of our Parish.


March 2018

Luis & Elizabeth Tapia

Luis and Elizabeth Tapia have been at St. Pats for 17yrs. and have three children. Luis is on the Pastoral Council and they are active with the Hispanic group called “Apostles of the Word” that do evangelization. He also has a painting business and has helped with painting around the parish. They are also in the Hispanic choir. Thanks you both for your service to our parish community.


February 2018

Ken and Deloris Bepple

Ken and his wife Dolores Bepple are newer members of St. Pats and have been active in our KofC council 3484 events. Their family consists of two grown daughters and six grandkids. Recently they have helped in our Crab Dinner/Auction in the kitchen area. They have also helped with the 4th degree garage sale that supports their activities. Ken has willingly shared his construction talents by helping one of our elderly members with his roof problems, installed shelving for Rel. Ed. storage, and is working on a trailer for our council use in the future. We thank them for their faithful support.


January 2018

Dennis & Marie Richey

We welcome Dennis and Marie Richey who are new to St. Patrick and our KofC council, moving here from West Linn. Dennis and Marie were recently involved in our dinner auction fundraiser with creating and operating the wine wall fundraiser feature. They are retired and have two grown daughters and two grandkids. Dennis had a career in education and counseling, and has been active in a sport fishing political action committee. He is trying to help bring some common sense into resource management. A thank you is in order for their support and continued involvement in our parish and council.


December 2017

Jesse & Patti Villarreal

Jesse and Patti Villarreal are an active couple in our parish. They have six adult children between both of them. Jesse is an involved member of the Knights of Columbus and now is the State Deputy Master for the fourth degree Knights. The regular KofC councils promote values of charity, unity and fraternity while the fourth degree has the added patriotism value. The 4th degree councils provide honor guards for many special Masses and civic functions. A bilingual, Jesse has also been active in forming Hispanic round table groups within KofC councils in Oregon. Patti has helped in Religious Ed. and RCIA. She is a Minister to the home bound, Sacristan, and Cup Minister. She has helped with our annual crab dinner auction and both of them helped KofC build the Shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe at the Grotto. Many thanks to them and their support for our church.


November 2017

John and Barbara Fontana

John and Barbara Fontana is our family of the month. They have six grown children and have been at St. Pats over 12 years. John has been Church program director for our council and organized some of the family support activities. He assists with the Thursday Bible study, helps with the food bank, and is a cup minister for Mass. Also he takes care of the apple trees near the church. Barbara has shared her musical talents in a bilingual praise program. Thank you to all your family.


October 2017

Deacon Jerry & Maureen Giger

Deacon Jerry and Maureen Giger have been involved steadily in our parish. Dcn. Jerry celebrated his 10th anniversary to the diaconate recently and we appreciate his vocation which took 6 years of formation. Jerry was in law enforcement for 38 years with being police chief with Canby for 19 1/2 years and City of Molalla for 7 1/2 years. His wife Maureen is a lector and cantor; and on the cemetery committee and helps set up for funeral luncheons. They have five children and two of them help as catechists. Thank you to all your family.


September 2017

Bill & Doloris Pillar

Bill and Dolores Pillar have served with the St. Vincent DePaul food bank at St. Patrick for 17 years. They have three children and five grand kids. They live east of Oregon City and have attended St. Philip Benizi church for some 45 yrs. Thank you for your steady service to our community.


August 2017

Scott & Angela Baker

Scott and Angela Baker are active parish members at St. Patrick with two growing boys. Scott has been supportive of our KofC council. Recently with Scott's good work in planning and coordination, the parish hall now has stronger WiFi throughout the building. His wife Angela, is past president of the women’s club and is on several boards of charitable organizations. They also helped with the parish picnic too. Thank you to your family

 
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