Holy Trinity Church, Bandon, ORName of Church Holy Trinity Church/St. John the Baptist Church

Address 355 Oregon Avenue, Bandon, OR 97411/15th and Highway 101, Port Orford, OR 97465

Phone number (541) 329-0697

Website www.holytrinitybandon.org

Mass times Holy Trinity: Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Monday & Tuesday, 8 a.m. Communion Service. Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, noon. Friday, 9 a.m. St. John the Baptist: Sunday, 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, 9 a.m.

Confessions at Holy Trinity, 1st & 3rd Saturday, 4 p.m. or by appointment.

Priests Father Robert Wolf is parish administrator; he is also administrator at St. Monica Parish in Coos Bay, a larger community farther north. The Holy Trinity resident priest and parochial vicar to Father Wolf is Father Eric Andersen, who takes care of Holy Trinity and St. John the Baptist’s sacramental and pastoral needs. He is the one you’ll ordinarily see for Mass and confessions.

This is a new arrangement in the archdiocese called parish twinning, in which smaller parishes are linked to larger parishes to maximize the services of a limited number of priests in the archdiocese. Father Andersen is a traditional priest and a fine homilist. He is newly arrived to the parish after previously being in residence at Holy Rosary Priory Church in Portland (where he celebrated the Tridentine Mass; Holy Rosary is staffed by Dominicans).

Parish groups Women’s Guild, Knights of Columbus, Pro-Life, Altar Society

Fellow parishioners Tourists and local residents, including many retirees.

Parking No problem.

Additional observations Holy Trinity and St. John the Baptist Church are jointly administrated churches on the southern coast of Oregon. Both are located in small fishing and tourist towns; Bandon is the larger community of the two and is home to most of the parish’s activities (St. John the Baptist is a parish mission). It is a historic parish; Holy Trinity was founded in 1883. Both are beautiful communities on the Pacific Ocean and now have the services of an orthodox priest.