Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Provincial House is Moving!

Dear brothers and sisters,
Since 2002, the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit have maintained a quiet but steady presence in the Diocese of Orange. For almost 10 years, the priests and brothers lived in a gray and white ranch style house in Garden Grove, California, worshiping together and working in the ministry of leadership for their Province.
But we all know that from time to time life presents us with the need to make a decision. We are writing to let you know that we have sold our Garden Grove house. The simple fact is that we sense a need to re-configure our ministries, to reshape the way we live, so that our limited resources will be as productive as possible.
We will be forever grateful to Bishop Todd Brown, the clergy and the Catholic community in the Diocese of Orange for their support during these years and for their partnership in ministry.
We plan on relocating our center of operations to Banks, Oregon. We are excited about the many possibilities that the Lord has put in front of us and look forward to the future of the Provincial House in the Archdiocese of Portland. We feel most welcomed by Archbishop John Vlazny, Auxiliary Bishop Ken Steiner, who serves as Pastor of St. Francis Parish in Roy, and the Catholic community there, who have opened the doors of their former convent for us to live it.
Starting July of 2011, the new address for the Provincial House of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit will be:
Missionaries of the Holy Spirit
39085 NW Harrington Road
Banks, Oregon 97106

We ask that for any mail you use our new postal address:

Missionaries of the Holy Spirit
P.O. Box 130
Banks, Oregon, 97106

We ask for your prayers and assure you of ours.

In Christ,

Very Rev. Domenico Di Raimondo, MSpS
Provincial Superior