STAYTON — St. Mary School and Regis High School announced they will merge into one preschool-12 school system: Regis-St. Mary. The change was approved by Archbishop Alexander Sample and is effective July 1.
“Students’ experiences will be better because the schools will work more effectively and efficiently together,” said Rick Schindler, principal of both schools.
In the summer of 2015, Janice Richards joined other parishioners from St. Pius X Parish in Portland, witnessing the ordination of approximately 30 men in Tanzania. The trip had been organized by Father Peter Siamoo, who previously served at the Portland parish.
Richards called the trip eye- opening. She and the other participants were able to take part in the Thanksgiving Masses of many new priests, work on a mission project for local people and tour the nearby towns.