Welcome Father Cary!
Father Cary Reniva has been appointed as the new Pastor of St.
Cecilia Parish, effective July 1, 2014. He was born on April
13, 1982 in the Philippines, attended St. Benedict’s Academy for
elementary and high school education, entered the Pre-College
Seminary Program at St. Gregory the Great Minor Seminary, and
received a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Philosophy and a minor in
Religious Education from Mary, Mother of Salvation Seminary in March
Father Cary arrived in the United States in June 2004 for
theological graduate studies at Mount Angel Seminary, receiving a
Master of Arts in Theology (2008), Master of Divinity (2009), and a
Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology (2009) under the Pontifical
University of Saint Anselm (Rome).
He was ordained to the diaconate in 2008, serving at St. Cecilia
Parish on the weekends, and was ordained to the priesthood in 2009
by Archbishop Vlazny. He served as Parochial Vicar at Sacred Heart
Church in Medford (2009-2010), Vicar at St. Luke in Woodburn, and
currently, Administrator at St. Anthony in Forest Grove.