Name of Church Holy Redeemer Church
Address 17010 Northeast 9th Street, Vancouver, WA 98684-6419
Phone number (360) 885-7780
Website www.holyredeemervan.org; Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HolyRedeemerVan (livestream masses and devotions at https://www.facebook.com/HolyRedeemerVan/live_videos)
Mass times Saturday vigil 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and noon. Monday – Friday, 7 a.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. Participants must sign up before Sunday and Saturday vigil masses; see the website for COVID-19 rules.
Confessions Friday, 4 – 5:15 p.m., Saturday, 2:30 – 4:15 p.m., Sunday, 7 – 7:15 a.m., 8:45 – 9:15 a.m. and 11 – 11:45 a.m.
Names of priests Fr. Thomas Nathe, pastor. Fr. Nathe is an orthodox priest, and a good preacher. Listen to or read his homilies on the parish website: https://holyredeemervan.org/homilies and https://holyredeemervan.org/pastor-columns.
Special parish groups and activities Public rosaries, 20 minutes before weekend masses, Monday through Saturday at 7:30 a.m. Eucharistic adoration 7:30 a.m. Friday to 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Divine mercy chaplet, Friday at 3 p.m., youth & young adult groups.
Fellow parishioners This is an English-speaking community, and a suburb of Portland, which is across the Columbia River.
Parking The parish has a large lot.
Additional observations Holy Redeemer is a newer parish of the Archdiocese of Seattle, but is located at the southern end of the archdiocese, just across the state line from Oregon. It was established in 2000. Its church was built in 2009.
What’s with the lighthouse on the roof?
A very uninspiring interior.
Had high hopes from the outside pictures however looking inside well, just nothing “there” and no TLM.
The interior has great possibilities, high altar, communion rail, side statues, kneelers, side altars, confessionals, more statues, and of course add the TLM and they are set.
Is the ‘lighthouse’ a separate structure in the background which a clever photographer posed to be part of the roof?
There is a cross atop that “lighthouse”. There are other pictures of it on line. A great symbol, nonetheless, as churches are lighthouses for the soul.
Wow! What a rough crowd of readers! So, it doesn’t matter if they have an orthodox priest who preaches well and reverent Masses?
The first thing that comes to some of your minds is being critical?
If any of you are married, I hope you’re more positive with your spouse and children.
Have you considered something like, “Thank you, Father, for that excellent, solid homily?” Then, maybe the next time you see him, “Father, have you ever considered having the Extraordinary Form of the Mass offered here?”
I suspect that would make a TLM more likely than “Nothing here. No TLM.”
Do you want to be persuasive?
Or, just complain and argue?
I think the outside is beautiful. The picture above first reminded me of some of the stone churches in parts of Northern Europe that are out in meadows. In the other pictures on the links, the outside of the church appears larger and a mixture of traditional and modern. The inside does have two statues on each side of the sanctuary, which are hard to see in the picture above, but the inside sanctuary looks much nicer close up on the links. Great website with what seem to be solid sermons and a good article on the pros and cons of vaccinations.
Love the “lighthouse” effect, especially when lit up at night.
They also have on their website excellent examinations of conscience for both children and adults. I might print it out and use it myself.
Isn’t Holy Redeemer the gay parish?
You’re confusing it with Most Holy Redeemer in San Francisco: “MHR is an inclusive Catholic community — embracing all people — Catholics as well as those people interested in learning about the Catholic experience — regardless of their … gender, gender identity, … or sexual orientation.”
Pharisaical negative comments to be sure….I suppose Masses on air craft carriers, in dark out buildings in the middle east or dark basements in China wouldn’t pass muster either. You guys have a web site or email or something so those folks can check in with you? Whatever Mass you attend or wherever it is, if you resist the grace that will increase charity in your soul, it doesn’t matter anyway…
So what if there are some gays at HR in Vancouver, Wa. Love the sinner, hate the sin.
They’re okay if they like the TLM.
What is the litmus test for”orthodox” or “faithful” that allows churches to be listed here? Aren’t almost all Catholic parishes orthodox and faithful?