It will be affiliated with the Evangelical Catholic Church out of Illinois.
Radloff used to be the priest at St. Franics, but was removed by the Baker Diocese with little explanation. He was still a priest in good standing, yet the Diocese refused to place him with a new church.
After monhs of waiting for a parish, Father Radloff decided to start his own church.
The first service will be this Sunday at the Riverhosue in Bend.
Ron Wimer used to be a member of St. Francis, but left after Father Radloff was removed.
He's happy Father Radloff is starting anew in Bend and so are a lot of people.
"After he made his decision and announcement, friends and family flooded him with messages on Facebook and emails. I would say 600 between those two media. He spends a couple hours every day answering his messages and he has a hard time keeping up with them."
The first service will be this Sunday, June 8th at the Riverhouse at 9 A.M. Starting next week, Holy Communion Church will hold services at the conference room in the Bend Senior Center.