Diocese of Baker Diocesan Clergy & Deacons
Ordination Anniversaries

We are most grateful for the years of service of all our priests.  Please keep them in your prayers.

Print Ordination Anniversary Dates
as of August 31, 2017

January Anniversaries:

Rev. Jose Thomas Mudakodiyil, St. Francis of Assisi, Bend

January 28, 2002

Deacons:
Deacon Gustavo Ruiz, Diocese of Baker Chancery Office January 02, 2000
 

April Anniversaries:

Rev. Abraham Manthuruthil, SDB,  Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Chiloquin April 29, 1990
Rev. Papa Rao Pasala, St. Patrick - Heppner April 24, 1997
Rev. Anil Kumar Marri,  St. John - Condon April 14, 2004
Rev. Shiju Thuruthiyil, OSH, St. Pius X - Klamath Falls April 23, 2008
 

May Anniversaries:

Rev. Alfred Fisher, Retired, Anchorage, AK May 26, 1956
Rev. Charles Dreisbach, Retired, Klamath Falls May 23, 1959
Rev. Ron Warren, Retired May 19, 1962
Rev. Raymond Hopp, Retired, Lakeview May 01, 1965
Rev. Mike Fitzpatrick, SJ, St. Andrew's Mission - Pendleton May 14, 1977
Rev. Louis H. Albrecht, Retired May 14, 1986
Rev. Bailey Clemens, St. Bernard - Jordan Valley May 23, 1998
LTCOL Andrew Colvin, CHC, USN, Guam

May 31, 2002

Very Rev. Andrew Szymakowski, J.C.L., Diocesan Office, St. Edward the Martyr - Sisters May 22, 2004
Rev. Daniel Maxwell, Our Lady of Angels - Hermiston May 22, 2009

Most Rev. Liam Cary, consecrated Bishop of Baker

May 18, 2012
Deacons:
Deacon Joe Garlitz, St. Mary - Elgin May 31, 1987
Deacon Jésus Esparza, Our Lady of Angels - Hermiston May 27, 2000
Deacon Irineo Ledezma, St. Peter - The Dalles May 27, 2000
Deacon Daniel Martinez, St. Andrews Mission - Pendleton May 27, 2000
Deacon David Raj, St. Mary - Hood River May 27, 2000
Deacon Omar Torres, St. Mary - Pendleton May 27, 2000
 

June Anniversaries:

Rev. Gerald Condon, Retired, Heppner June 12, 1955
Rev. Noel Hickie, Retired, Eugene June 11, 1967
Rev. Cornelius Kiely, Retired, Ireland June 11, 1967
Very Rev. Stan Strzyz, Holy Family - Burns June 09, 1968
Rev. Joseph Reeves, Retired, Redmond June 16, 1976
Very Rev. Richard Fischer, Diocesan Office - St. Patrick, Madras June 15, 1976
Very Rev. Todd Unger, St. Thomas - Redmond June 29, 1982
Rev. Robert Greiner, St. Francis de Sales Cathedral - Baker City June 24, 1993
Rev. John Jasper, San Jose, CA June 23, 2000
Very Rev. Charles Nnabuife, St. Francis of Assisi - Milton-Freewater June 03, 2005
Rev. Luis Flores-Alva, Our Lady of Guadalupe - Boardman June 17, 2006
Rev. Arsenius Anachoreta, Annunciation Hermitage - La Pine June 17, 2006
Rev. Víctor Mena, St. Francis of Assisi - Bend June 29, 2017
 

July Anniversaries:

Rev. Dennis Homes, Retired, Great Falls, MT July 01, 1972
Rev. Camillus Fernando, St. Patrick - Vale July 12, 1980
Rev. Christie Tissera, Blessed Sacrament - Ontario July 22, 1989
Rev. Francis Obijekwu, St. Augustine - Merrill July 22, 2006
   

August Anniversaries:

Very Rev. Ronald Maag, St. Mary - Hood River - will retire as of August 31, 2017 August 14, 1978
Rev. Fabian Nwokorie, St. Alphonsus - Dufur August 11, 1990
Rev. Kumar Udagandla, St. Mary - Pendleton August 22, 1994
Rev. Michael Nwokocha, St. Bridget of Kildare - Nyssa August 28, 1999
Rev. Theodore Nnabugo, Holy Redeemer - La Pine August 19, 2000
Rev. Saul Alba-Infante, St. Mary - Hood River August 21, 2002
   

September Anniversaries:

 

Most Rev. Liam Cary, Bishop of Baker, ordained to Priesthood September 05, 1992

Rev. Joseph Levine, St. Peter - The Dalles

September 14, 2010

 

November Anniversaries:

Rev. Joseph T. Kunnelaya, St. Joseph - Prineville November 05, 1984

Very Rev. Rogatian Urassa, Sacred Heart - Klamath Falls

November 20, 1983

 

December Anniversaries:

Rev. Dennis Strachota, Retired, Bend December 23, 1967
Rev. Eduardo Nebelung, IVE, Our Lady of Angels - Hermiston December 21, 1984
Rev. Thomas Philip, OSH, St. Patrick, Lakeview December 28, 1998
Rev. Tomy Chowaran, St. Elizabeth, John Day
reassigned to St Mary - Hood River as of August 31- 2017
December 29, 1999
Rev. Saji Kumbungal Thomas, C.M.I., Our Lady of the Valley - La Grande December 31, 2005
 


PRAYER FOR PRIESTS

O Jesus, Eternal Priest, keep Your priests under the protection of Your Sacred Heart where none may touch them.

Keep unstained their anointed hands, which daily touch Your Sacred Body.

Keep unsullied their, lips daily purpled with Your Precious Blood.

Keep pure and unworldly their hearts, sealed with the sublime mark of the priesthood.

Let Your holy love protect them from the contagion of the world.

Bless their labors with abundant fruit, and may the souls to whom they minister be their everlasting crown in eternity.
                                                                                                                                            -  Amen

 

 

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