His Grace, Archbishop Alexander K. Sample gave the following homily at the Solemn Dedication and Consecration of Shepherd of the Valley Catholic Church, Central Point, Oregon on October 13, 2013:
The Most Rev. Alexander K. Sample
The Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample was born in Montana in 1960, and studied at the Pontifical College Josephinum Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, before being ordained a priest for the Diocese of Marquette, Michigan, in 1990. His Excellency was ordained as Bishop of Marquette in 2006 and in 2013 was appointed the eleventh Archbishop of Portland, Oregon.