Fr. Rick Fischer was born in Ontario, Oregon. He has 13 brothers and sisters. Fr. Rick attended Seminary at Mt. Angel Seminary in Oregon and St. Thomas Seminary in Denver, CO. He was ordained in 1976 as a priest of the Diocese of Baker. His assignments included the following:
Associate Pastor at Our Lady of the Valley Church in La Grande, Or
Diocesan Youth Director and Vocation Director
Associate Pastor at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Baker City.
Rector of the Cathedral in Baker City
Fr. spent six years serving active duty in the Air Force
Pastor of St. John Church in Condon
Pastor of Holy Family Church in Burns
Pastor of St. Pius X Church in Klamath Falls
Currently Fr. Rick is the Pastor of St. Patrick Church in Madras and St.Kateri Mission in Warm Springs. He is also serving as the Vicar General for the Diocese and is the Vocation Director for the Diocese.
Fr. Rick is retired from the Air Force, after serving 33 years
(including the six years of active duty). He was awarded the Bronze Star medal for his work in Saudi Arabia during the First Desert Storm.
While active duty, Fr. served at Columbus AFB, MS and Ellsworth AFB, SD.