Regarding “Breathe with both lungs,” June 3, Page 27:

Your editorial listing the other Eastern Catholic churches present in Oregon omitted our active Eastern Catholic Mission.

We are the Nativity of Christ Ukrainian Catholic Mission, affiliated with the same Ukrainian Catholic Church as the Nativity of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Church in Springfield, where Father Richard Janowicz has pastored for many years. We serve a mix of people from multiple countries and walks of life. Many are Ukrainian; they travel from as far as Battle Ground, Washington, down to Salem. This group founded the mission in August 2019.

We are a group who love the beauty and holiness of the Eastern Catholic Byzantine liturgy. We are currently serving the Divine Liturgy several times each month at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Tigard.

Michelle and Paul Warila

Northeast Portland

Editor’s note: The Warilas are right to point out the glaring omission, which could have been prevented by reading our own coverage of the mission as recently as the Feb. 18 issue. Learn more at