Fischer new priest at St. Patrick's


Father Richard O. Fischer is the new priest at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Madras and St. Kateri Tekakwitha Mission in Warm Springs, replacing Father Luis Flores.

Previously, Fischer was at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Klamath Falls, and began serving in Madras on July 17.

“I will also continue my job as vicar general for the Diocese of Baker, which is like the bishop’s chief of staff,” Fischer said. He is the chief consultant to Bishop Liam Cary.

In that capacity, he said he looks after “The health and welfare of the priests of the diocese and try to solve problems before they get to the bishop.”

He is also the vocational Director for the diocese of Baker.