Two years of intermittent bursts of persistence have paid off. On December 1, 2016, Trail Life USA granted St. Joseph Catholic Church a charter for their troop.
Troop OR-1531 will now organize and launch into 2017 with the joy and fervor of the saints who we remember on this day, including St. Edmund Campion, Bl. Charles de Foucauld, Bl. John Beche, Bl. Richard Langley, St. Olympiades, St. Lucius, St. Evasius, St. Diodorus & Marianus, St. Ansanus, St. Ananias, and St. Alexander Briant.
“[An] angel came and stood at the altar [in heaven] with a golden censer; and he was given much incense to mingle with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar before the throne; and the smoke of the incense rose with the prayers of the saints from the hand of the angel before God” (Rev. 8:3-4).