Name of Church Sacred Heart Church
Address 517 W. 10th Street (10th and South Oakdale), Medford, Oregon 97501
Phone (541) 779-4661
Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish). Sunday, 8:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m. (Spanish), noon, 1:30 p.m. (Spanish), 3:30 p.m. (Latin Tridentine). Monday – Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
Confessions Saturdays, 3:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. and by appointment. There is also a parish mission, St. Joseph in Jacksonville, with additional Sunday Masses.
Names of priests Fr. Ken Sampson, pastor. Fr. Moises Kumulmac, vicar, Fr. Peter Hoang, vicar. Fr. Sampson is a former Carmelite brother, who enjoys leading retreats and offering spiritual direction. Listen to him interviewed (by a Protestant) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqCGsjDD7ck or read his articles and watch videos of him on the parish website.
Special activities and groups Rosary, 8 a.m., Monday – Saturday, Divine Mercy devotion, 9:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday, Catholic Daughters, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Fr. Ken’s Bible Study, Outreach Ministry, Rachel’s Vineyard
Parking There is ample parking around the church.
Fellow parishioners Sacred Heart serves 2,400 families; about half the parish is Hispanic.
School Yes. Pre-K through 8.
Additional observations Sacred Heart is a parish of the Archdiocese of Portland, and is the only Catholic parish in Medford. Its parish mission, St. Joseph, is the oldest Catholic church in southern Oregon. The first Catholic parish in Medford was founded in 1890; the current church was built in 1928. Plans are in the works to add new buildings to the grounds, including a faith formation center and new gym. Watch Masses, Bible studies and more under the videos tab: https://www.facebook.com/Sacredheartmedford/. It is a beautiful traditional church.
How many of the 2400 families cited in the article have made a contribution in the last year. Frequently these figures do not reflect those who have moved away, or stopped going to Mass.