ASHLAND — With a new priest, Father Brent Crowe, on board, the community at Our Lady of the Mountain is working through the challenges that always come with a change in clergy.

“Things seem to be going smoothly,” said Father Crowe.

As at parishes across Oregon, Our Lady of the Mountain is continuing to livestream Masses for those feeling uncomfortable returning to Mass. Staff have been assisting in the distribution of food boxes at a nearby parish and are planning ways to start religious education programs in the fall while following all state guidelines for meetings.