On Sunday, April 3rd, 2016, 35 young people received First Communion at St. Andrew’s Mission in Pendleton, Oregon. Father Mike Fitzpatrick, SJ presided at the Mass with Deacon Daniel Martinez and acolyte Ren Feller assisting. Catechism teachers who prepared students for this sacrament were Patt O’Brien, Gloria Martinez, and Yadira Gonzalez. To celebrate, reception with cake and gifts followed the Mass.
St. Andrew’s Mission is located on the Umatilla Reservation in Pendleton, Oregon. St. Andrew’s is a home mission whose Religious Education programs are supported by a grant from the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions. You can learn more about BCIM here.