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John Michael Domin

December 14, 1922 - June 5, 2017

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Father John Michael Domin



Dec. 14, 1922 - June 5, 2017



Father John Domin was born Dec. 14, 1922 in Milwaukee, Wis. He entered St. Francis Seminary in 1941 and completed his training at St. Edward Seminary in Seattle from 1944 to 1950 when he was ordained by Archbishop Howard for the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon March 25, 1950. FatherJohn was a priest for 67 years. He was one of seven children born to Edward Dominski and Delia Schroeder, both deceased. He is survived by two sisters, Lucille and Rita; and one...

Father John Michael Domin



Dec. 14, 1922 - June 5, 2017



Father John Domin was born Dec. 14, 1922 in Milwaukee, Wis. He entered St. Francis Seminary in 1941 and completed his training at St. Edward Seminary in Seattle from 1944 to 1950 when he was ordained by Archbishop Howard for the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon March 25, 1950. FatherJohn was a priest for 67 years. He was one of seven children born to Edward Dominski and Delia Schroeder, both deceased. He is survived by two sisters, Lucille and Rita; and one brother, Ervin.



Father John dedicated his life to teaching and promoting the fine arts within his priestly ministry. His love of and vocation for the sacred arts began with his studies in creative design at San Damiano Studio in Chicago in 1948. He worked with Lloyd Reynolds, Oregon Calligrapher Laureate, at the Portland Art Museum School of Fine Arts (now PNCA) during the 1950s and 60s, while teaching fine arts and creativity classes at Central Catholic High School. During those years he also studied during summers at the University of Washington Department of Fine Arts and with Sr. Corita Kent, IHM in Los Angeles, a sister of the Immaculate Heart known throughout the world for her innovations in printmaking, lithography and uniting Biblical themes with Pop Art. Extensive travels abroad focused upon Sacred Art and Architecture. He was Chairman of Sacred Arts Commission for the Archdiocese of Portland for 30 years from 1958 to 1988. During this time he engaged in the design process and remodeling of over 100 churches and chapels throughout the Archdiocese. Several won national recognition awards, including St. Joseph's in Roseburg and St. Alice's in Springfield. His influence on the artistic legacy of the Archdiocese is deep and lasting.



He was Pastor of St. Monica's Church in Coos Bay and the founding Pastor of the Church of the Resurrection in Tualatin. He most recently served as Chaplain at Maryville nursing home for almost 18 years beginning in 1989 before retiring in 2006.



A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Resurrection Parish in Tualatin with Archbishop Alexander K. Sample presiding.



Please send donations in the name of The Sanctuary for Sacred Arts in lieu of flowers. Donations may be mailed to The Archdiocese of Portland, 2838 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214, Attention: Clergy Office.