Home | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising | El Centinela
Catholic Sentinel | Portland, OR Saturday, April 30, 2016
CYO Football 2015 2015 Priest Reassignments, Archdiocese of Portland Cardinal Francis George dies Mothering with faith Sisters of the Holy Names, 2015 Live Nativity at St. John the Baptist 2014 Fall CYO results Catholic Charities Donor Lunch 2014 Year of Consecrated Life opening Mass Holy Spirit Sisters Jubilee 2014 Seaside youth conference Mount Angel 125th Northwest Hub Furlow at papal Mass 2014 Rosary Bowl NW Brother André 2014 Fall 40 Days for Life 2014 Inauguration of Fr. Mark Poorman Coffee shop at abbey First day of school, 2014 Regis High School 50th anniversary 2014 Crooked Finger Pilgrimage Mass with migrant farm workers Maronite Ordination Consecration to "Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Fatima" CYO track Southern Oregon Evangelization 2014 Priest Ordination Christ the King youth 2014 priest reassignments Our Lady of Lavang Confirmation, 2014 Memorial Day 2014 2014 Transitional deacon ordination Padre Foster Granados visits Albany Bishop Smith ordination Canonization of Pope John Paul II, Pope John XXIII Bishop Peter Smith 2014 Easter Vigil 2014 Walk of Cross 2014 Chrism Mass CYO basketball 2014 St. Patrick of the Forest 150th Catholic Charities Celebration of Hope, 2014 Boys2Men Archbishop visits Oregon State Penitentiary 40 Day Vigil for Life, 2014 Pope Francis creates new cardinals St. Henry shelter 2014 CYO swimming Funeral of Fr. George Wolf Travel on a budget Lunar New Year, 2014 Tech in Catholic schools 2014 Right to Life Rally Archbishop visits Santiam Prison First Mass in Oregon Milwaukie Posada St. Francis, Sherwood, Toy Drive Central Catholic football Typhoon Haiyan Deacon Ordination/ Kresbach, Schmitt A Catholic fisherman St. Cecilia Centennial Southern Oregon Welcome Mass Shepherd of the Valley, Central Point, dedication Grotto Anniversary 2013 Champions of Faith Dinner Gardenripe farms Coleman hop farm Corvallis Year of Faith Archbishop Howard at St. Rose Hitchhiking priests Franciscan Spiritual Center Sacred Heart, Medford Migrant Mass Tanzanians' jubilee World Youth Day 2013 2013 Blessing of the Animals 2013 Freedom Mass Albany school closure Fabric art Megan graduates from Catholic school St. Vincent de Paul Hillsboro 2013 Deacon ordination Sister Theresa Lamkin St. Helen Mission, Brownsville Marist Brainiacs St. Mary, Eugene St. Francis eighth graders Ascension confirmation 2013 Pastoral Ministry Conference St. Joseph Salem — Year of Faith Archbishop Sample's Installation Mass 2013 Archbishop Sample Chrism Mass 2013 2013 Young Catholics Pope Francis inauguration Celebration of Hope Vlazny Farewell Mass Archbishop Vlazny Farewell St. Paul Church in St. Paul Valley Catholic Green Building Rite of Election 2013 Water summit 2013 Lunar New Year Alveda King in Eugene New Monsignors, 2013 2013 Right to Life Rally MLK Mass, 2013 St. Henry, Gresham, Centennial Jesuit High drama School uniforms Friar in the mall Holy Trinity food ministry January Book Covers St. Andre Bessette food Year of Faith Mass Nestucca Sanctuary Hillsboro Choirs Father Betschart installation Salem Religious Freedom Rally Year of Faith Vespers, Awards Roy's Catholic School Adelante Mujeres 10th anniversary New Blanchet House Missionaries of Holy Spirit Priest, religious photos Providence Nursing Schools Pioneros Fortnight for Freedom Mark Bentz Deacon Ordination OLL School Walk Through Gaga over science St. Philip Neri Centennial Ordination of Bishop Cary SVDP, Grants Pass Holy Cross School centennial Confirmation - Mount Angel Holy Land Pilgrimage Blanchet Watershed Chrism Mass, 2012 Bishop-designate Cary Pope in Cuba, 2012 SSMO 125th Jubilee Mass Pope Benedict in Mexico 2012 Catholic Charities Celebration 2012 Madeleine Mardi Gras Centennial Rally for Life, 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Mass 2012 Day Laborers-Guadalupe Guadalupe 2011 Christ the King, Milwaukie, 50th Sesame Doughnuts Central Catholic Volleyball St. Peter Centennial Deacon Ordination, October 2011 St. Agatha Centennial Rosary Bowl 2011 St. Wenceslaus, Scappoose, Centennial Filipino celebration Polish Festival 2011 Holy War Football 2011 World Youth Day 2011 Sun Gold Farm Our Lady of Victory's New Church Freedom Mass 2011 St. Mary Church Steeple Removal Priest reassignments, 2011 Old Catholic Buildings Paige Rice, St. Mary's runner Graduation 2011 Easter vigils 2011 Pastoral Ministry Conference Basketball Holy War 2011 Search for Peace 2011

Mt Angel Towers 8.13

Home : Parish/School Life : Parish and School News
5/27/2014 3:51:00 PM
A letter to the Regis High School class of 2014
Regis High School photo
The class of 2014 from Regis High School.
Regis High School photo
The class of 2014 from Regis High School.

Joni Gilles

Editor’s note: Joni Gilles, principal of Regis High School, wrote this letter to the class of 2014.

STAYTON — Was it really just four short years ago that our journey together began?  A journey filled with learning, love, laughter, successes and challenges? A journey that joined together a “new” principal, not quite ready to say good-bye to the field of education, and a wide-eyed, bright and timid group of ninth graders? For me to be moving on just as each of you are moving forward is a profound honor.  
For four years you have donned the green and gold — the colors of Regis High School. These colors are proudly displayed in letter jackets, awards, sport’s uniforms, pom-poms and posters and are intertwined in every aspect of Ram Pride. But they  are really much more than school colors. They, in fact, both symbolize and encapsulate the Regis experience. In the green we experience faith and hope — very profound Catholic values. Fifty year ago the founding fathers stood on a bare plot of soil in Stayton with faith in their hearts and a vision in their minds. It was their faith and hard work that allows you to stand here today. My hope as you continue your journey is that green becomes the most vibrant color on your path.
And what about gold? In S.E Hinton’s classic novel, The Outsiders, Johnny’s last words to Ponyboy are, “Stay Gold, Ponyboy.” Just as Johnny saw the gold in Ponyboy, I recognize that in you. You, my dear students, are a golden class. You shine brightly in so many ways. Don’t give up on your dreams.  Even when life gets tough remember who you are and what you stand for. Stay true to who you are.  Stay golden!
As you move forward, many colors will enter the vibrant fabric of your life. My wish is that you will remember the significance of the green and gold — a strong faith and firm belief in who you are — and allow these colors to guide you. I am proud of each one of you and it has been my privilege to share these past four years with you.   
— Joni Gilles
Regis Baccalaureate is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at Immaculate Conception Church in Stayton. Commencement begins at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8 at Regis. Valedictorian is Kimberly Webb. Salutatorian is Erica Csintalan.
Here are the graduates: Julia Barnes, Levi Baxter, Brad Bender, Amanda Bentz, Alexandra Bochsler, Shane Branch, Maria Brown, Spencer Cannady, Kasey Christiansen, Erica Csintalan, Trevor Dolby, Noah Fessler, Hannah Fraser, Zachery Gescher, Brenden Gormley, Jeremiah Grieser, David Haren, Jose Hernandez, Cody Heuberger, Sarah Heuberger, Stephanie Kintz, Janie Lonergan, Rebeca Lorenz, Bethany Jane Lorenza, Anthony Marcott, Brianna Martinez, Jodi May, Maria Mendez-Rodriguez, Mackenzie Minten, Colby Moll, Jesse Morris, Ryan Mumey, Caitlin O’Bryant, Alvaro Pelayo, Grace Peters, Nicole Rickman, Daniel Rodriguez, Victor Rodriguez, Sarah Tabor, Tyson Toepfer, Andrew Wavra, Kimberly Webb, Isabella Westenhouse

Article Comment Submissions
Submit your comments, please. 
Comments are reviewed before being posted to the site. Comments must use respectful language and address the story. Comments are not posted immediately to the site. The site editor may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours. Comments may also be considered to appear as letters in our print edition, unless the writer specifices no.
Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Advanced Search

Mary Jo Tully ~ The Path to Resurrection

News | Viewpoints | Faith & Spirituality | Parish and School Life | Entertainment | Obituaries | Find Churches and Schools | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising
E-Newsletter | RSS Feeds

© 2016 Catholic Sentinel, a service of Oregon Catholic Press

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved