Community Calendar

Our Lady of Fatima 100th Anniversary

In preparation for celebrating the 100th anniversary of Our Blessed Mother’s first apparition in Fatima, Portugal, the Portland Division of the World Apostolate of Fatima is encouraging all in our archdiocese to practice the First Saturday Devotion, with the intention of making reparation for offenses committed against Mary’s Immaculate Heart:

•  Go to Confession
•  Receive Holy Communion worthily
•  Pray five decades of the Rosary
•  Keep Our Lady company for 15 minutes while meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary

Contact ph. 503-914-8411, or visit

Tuesdays starting March 7

Endow Program – Women’s Study of Humanae Vitae

1:00-3:00 pm

Endow’s program for women explores Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical upholding the Church’s teaching on the sanctity of marriage and the incompatibility of birth control with that vocation.  Learn the good news of what the Church really teaches about marriage, lasting love and the treasure of new life.  The study will continue weekly until the discussion concludes.

Proto-Cathedral of St. James, lower church hall
218 W. 12th St., Vancouver

Contact Shirley Hoehne, ph. 503-744-0214, e-mail

April 20-May 25

“Catholics Can Come Home” series

7:00 pm on Thursdays

St. Francis Parish in Sherwood invites non-practicing Catholics to come for a series of open-ended listening sessions.

St. Francis Catholic Church parish center
15651 SW Oregon St. (can also enter from SW Langer Farms Parkway) , Sherwood

Contact parish office, ph. 503-625-6185

May 5-June 16

Coping With Life Alone class

7:00-9:00 pm Thursdays

Beginning Experience of Oregon offers a six-week class for those struggling with being single after the loss of a spouse through separation, divorce or death.  Sessions are facilitated by trained facilitators/wounded healers.  Beginning Experience is a grief support peer ministry approved by the US Council of Catholic Bishops.

Cost:  $35 for registration, materials & hospitality.  Limited number of scholarships available.  Childcare available upon request.  Register at

NOTE:  Those who attend this class are eligible for a $20 discount on the Beginning Experience Weekend, June 23-25 at the Griffin Center in Milwaukie.

Ascension Catholic Church
743 SE 76th Ave., Portland

Contact Judith, ph. 503-949-4592

May 24-28

St. John Paul II relic visitation to Western Oregon parishes

The Archdiocese of Portland and the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary invite you to welcome a touring relic of Pope St. John Paul II.  Each parish stop will include a presentation by the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary sisters accompanying the relic, Mass, Rosary, veneration and blessing with the relic and time for private prayer.

May 25, 8:30 am-1:00 pm   St. Paul, 1201 Satre St., Eugene; and 6:00-10:00 pm St. Luke, 417 Harrison St., Woodburn
May 26, 4:00-10:00 pm        St. Mary, 575 E. College St., Mount Angel
May 27, 9:00 am-12:00 pm St. Boniface, 375 SE Church St., Sublimity; and 3:00-9:00 pm St. Rose of Lima, 2727 NE 54th Ave., Portland
May 28, 7:30-10:15 am        St. Rose of Lima, Portland

See attached flier for detailed schedules.

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May 26-June 4

Archdiocesan Novena Pilgrimage to Pentecost

For the 100th year celebration of Our Lady of Fatima, The Knights of Columbus and Schola Cantus Angelorum invite you to a Novena Pilgrimage in preparation for Pentecost.  Each day will center on a Holy Mass celebrated at a different historic church.  The Masses will be celebrated by priests serving in the archdiocese, and Archbishop Alexander Sample and Cantus Angelorum will chant the liturgical music.

Cost of the pilgrimage:  $25, payable to The Brigittine monks.  Overnight accommodation at the Brigittine Priory available for $45 per night.

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May 29

Memorial Day Masses at Portland metro Catholic cemeteries

10:00 am

All are welcome to Memorial Day Masses to honor those who have died and their families.

Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery Chapel, 11666 SE Stevens Rd., Happy Valley, ph. 503-659-1350
Archbishop Alexander K. Sample will officiate.

Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery Altar Garden, 333 SW Skyline Blvd., Portland, ph. 503-292-6621
Bishop Peter Smith will officiate.

Coming up July 22, 1:00-3:00 pm:  open house of Gethsemani Funeral Home

May 31

Celebration of the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

6:30 pm  Rosary
7:00 pm  Mass celebrated by Fr. Maxy D’Costa
Fellowship and refreshments following Mass.

Marian Prayer Center
4370 SE King Rd. Suite 175, Milwaukie

Contact ph. 503-786-9600

June 2

Pacific Crest Academy Golf Tournament

7:30 am  registration
8:30 am  kid-crafted Obstacle Auction
9:00 am  Shotgun Start
1:30 pm   prizes & more

Come to Pacific Crest Academy’s 19th annual golf tournament to support PCA and network within your community.

Registration:  $150 per person or $600 foursome.  Sponsorship levels:  Hole-in-one, Eagle, Birdie and Obstacle Sign.  Tickets and t-signs available at

Camas Meadows Golf Course
4105 NW Camas Meadows Dr., Camas

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Hawaiian Lu’au at St. Mary’s in Eugene

5:30-9:00 pm

Bring the whole family for live Hawaiian dancers and entertainment.  Menu highlight is traditional roasted pig with all the trimmings (meatless entree available).

$25 per adult, $8 per child/teen age 6-17, free for age 5 and younger

St. Mary’s Parish Family Center and Courtyard
1062 Charnelton St., Eugene

Contact Marc Langley with Knights of Columbus, ph. 541-953-8309, e-mail

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June 3

Workshop:  Skills to Overcome Fears

10:00 am-12:00 pm

Fee $30, to be paid at time of registration.

Northwest Catholic Counseling Center
8383 NE Sandy Blvd. Suite 205, Portland

Contact ph. 503-253-0964, e-mail

“Let It Ride” Casino Night and Dinner for St. John Fisher Parish

6:00 pm

Featuring dinner provided by Cristina’s Catering.  Casino games will be Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and three Texas Hold’em mini-tournaments (at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 pm. Seat reservation $25). Prizes include Portland Timbers reserved seats; two nights at the Oregon Coast; gift cards for Nordstrom, restaurants, stores and more.

$50 ticket includes admission (adults only), dinner, $10 in Casino Money and a free drink ticket.  Tickets available at the parish and online from May 5-26 Limited tickets available at the door.

St. John Fisher School
7101 SW 46th Ave., Portland

Contact ph. 503-244-4945

June 8

11th annual St. John the Apostle Eagle Open Golf Tournament

11:30 am  check in
1:30 pm  shot-gun start
6:00 pm  banquet dinner

Four-person scramble to benefit St. John the Apostle Catholic School, which has been educating families in the Oregon City area since 1844.

$125 early registration, $140 after May 1.  Includes 18 holes, cart, range balls, dinner, refreshments and gift.  With Events Package, $160 early, $175 after May 1.  Foursomes and individual events also available.

Registration and details at

Stone Creek Golf Club
14603 S. Stoneridge Dr., Oregon City

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June 11

Faustina:  Messenger of Divine Mercy performance

7:00 pm

“Faustina” is a live theatrical one-woman drama performed by actress Maria Vargo and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions.  The production runs 90 minutes and is suitable for ages 13 and up.  This is an inspiring and riveting dramatic portrayal not to be missed.

Admission by free-will offering

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
17010 NE 9th St., Vancouver

Contact Holy Redeemer Church office, ph. 360-885-7780 or

June 13-July 15

33 Days to Morning Glory group retreat

7:00-8:30 pm

St. Rose of Lima Parish invites you to this Marian Consecration retreat using the 33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley.  Meetings will be on six Tuesdays, June 13 through July 11, with consecration to Mary on Saturday, July 15 after the 8:00 am Mass.

Contact Kathie, ph. 503-348-1571, e-mail; or Therese Ruesink, ph. 503-997-1884, e-mail

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
2727 NE 54th Ave. (one block north of NE Sandy Blvd.), Portland

June 16-18

Weekend retreat at Mount Angel Abbey

“Loving Jesus with the Pure Heart of Mary:  A Centennial Celebration of Our Lady of Fatima” with Fr. Pius X Harding, OSB and Fr. John Paul Le, OSB

$180 per person/single, $302 double, $82 for commuters

Mount Angel Abbey Guest House
1 Abbey Dr., Saint Benedict OR 97373

Contact Mt. Angel Abbey Guest House, ph. 503-845-3025, e-mail

June 17

Corpus Christi Celebration at St. Cecilia Parish

7:30 am  Rosary in the church
8:00 am  Mass
8:45 am  Procession, Benediction and light reception following the Mass

All are invited to join St. Cecilia parishioners for their second annual Corpus Christi procession, as our Eucharistic Lord is carried through the streets of Beaverton, bringing the Light of the world to the neighborhood and community.  The one-mile procession route includes stops at two temporary altars for adoration.

St. Cecilia Church
5105 SW Franklin Ave., Beaverton

Contact Jeff Petersen, ph. 503-805-7464

June 20-28

Sisters & Lay Women’s Silent Retreat

Father Theodore Lange will preach the annual Sisters and Lay Women’s Retreat, with the theme “Living In the Way of Love”.  Each day’s schedule includes Holy Mass, conferences, Eucharistic Adoration, Evening and Night Prayer, and time for rest and reflection.

Full retreat $460; day/commuter rates available

Our Lady of Peace Retreat
3600 SW 170th Ave., Beaverton

Register online at, or call ph. 503-649-7127 or e-mail

June 22, 23 & 24

Salem Right to Life’s Gigantic Rummage Sale

Thurs. & Fri. 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Saturday       9:00 am-3:00 pm

Thousands of items:  antiques, collectibles, household items, clothing, crafts, books, jewelry, radios, yard equipment, furniture, etc.  Fantastic bargains, and something for everyone.

First Baptist Church (parking lot and gym by Union St.)
395 Marion St NE, Salem

Contact Salem Right to Life, ph. 503-585-7856, e-mail

June 23

Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay

For further information and a full list of participating shrines and times, go to or e-mail

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June 23-24

Diocese of Baker Women’s Conference

Theme:  John 10:10, “Abundant Life of Christ” with speakers Heather Renshaw, Kelly Wahlquist and Sr. Maria Gemma O.P.  Schedule includes Mass with Bishop Liam Cary, Eucharistic Adoration, Confession and a Catholic Marketplace.

$50/person (includes 3 meals); lodging available at $15/night at retreat center or group rates in nearby Bend and Redmond.

Diocesan Retreat and Conference Center
14427 SW Alfalfa Rd., Powell Butte OR

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June 23 & 24

9th annual Mega Rummage Sale in Vancouver

Friday      8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Featuring home and outdoor décor, furniture, appliances, electronics, kitchenware, jewelry, books and CDs/DVDs, toys, sporting goods, baked goods and much more.  Over 900 families participating!

Holy Redeemer Parish
17010 NE 9th St. (off of NE 162nd Ave.), Vancouver

Contact Dennis, ph. 360-892-9206

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June 24

10th anniversary dinner for Precious Children of Portland

7:00 pm

All are invited to a benefit dinner for Precious Children of Portland, a chapter of Oregon Right to Life.  PCOP supports mothers, fathers and their babies through the 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimesters and beyond.

Mexican food is on the menu.
Free, but donations are welcome.

Holy Rosary, Siena Hall
375 NE Clackamas St., Portland

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June 25

“Wild Goose” Day of Renewal

11:00-4:00 pm

New Fire Prayer Group is sponsoring a presentation of “The Wild Goose is Loose” by Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, a dynamic speaker connected to Francisan University of Steubenville and its youth conferences.

$20 (no checks) – Pre-registration required for planning lunch, snacks and study materials for each participant.  Register by May 25.

St. Frederic Catholic Church
175 S. 13th St., St. Helens

Contact Betty Foll, ph. 971-203-4968

Annual Peace Mass & International Rosary

12:10 pm

Center for Peace-West welcomes all to its annual Peace Mass at 12:30pm, preceded by the International Rosary.  Reception following in the parish center. Mass celebrants will be Bishop Kenneth Steiner, Fr. Cary Reniva and Fr. Scott Vandehey.

Free will offering accepted

St. Cecilia Church
5105 SW Franklin St., Beaverton

Contact Diane, ph. 503-646-4435, e-mail

July 8

Mount Angel Abbey St. Benedict Festival

12:00-4:00 pm

Join the Mount Angel Abbey community for its 3rd annual Saint Benedict Festival, featuring an all-you-can-eat picnic highlighting Swiss-influenced cuisine served with Benedictine Brewery beer and Willamette Valley wines.  Mingle with the monks while you enjoy tours, bocce ball, book signing, silent auction and more activities, including the opportunity to join the monks for noon prayer and 4:00 pm Vespers.

Tickets: $50 (includes food, 2 glasses of beer or wine, and all activities).  Order at

Mount Angel Abbey
1 Abbey Drive, St. Benedict, Oregon

Contact ph. 503-845-3030, e-mail

July 10-14

Summer Institute in Catholic Teaching at Our Lady of Peace

Our Lady of Peace Retreat is hosting its 44th Institute in Catholic Teaching with the theme “Living the Scriptures”.  The Institute is a one-week educational retreat for anyone who desires to grow in their faith and increase their knowledge of the Catholic Church’s rich tradition.  The daily schedule includes morning prayer, Mass, classes, Eucharistic Holy Hour and a 7:15 pm evening lecture.

Mon., 7/10 with Fr. John Horgan – day class: “The Angels in the New Scriptures”; evening lecture: “The Apparition of Our Lady at La Salette: Reconciliation, Reparation and Love”
Tue., 7/11 with Sr. Mary Rose Chinn, +JMJ – day: “Journeying Daily with and toward God”; evening: “The Tongue – Guiding our lives like the rudder of a ship”
Wed., 7/12 with Dr. Michael Gama – day: “The Word as a Gift of God”; evening: “Birthing the Word”
Thur., 7/13 with Dina Marie Hale – evening only: “Praying with the Scriptures and the Saints”

Our Lady of Peace Retreat
3600 SW 170th Ave., Beaverton

Contact ph. 503-649-7127, e-mail

Register at

OLP Summer Institute 7-17

July 14-16

Grief support weekend for youth ages 12-17

Friday evening-Sunday afternoon

After a parent’s death, divorce, or separation, Young People’s Beginning Experience can help.

$100 – application deadline is July 7.  Some scholarships available.

Contact ph. 503-949-4592

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July 22

Sounds by the S.E.A.S. benefit dinner

6:00-8:30 pm

The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish community invites all to this open-air dinner and music event.  Live music by Deb Carter Quartet and Whiskey and Cigars Band, and there will be a dance floor at this lakeside venue.

$100 per plate; first 25 couples to purchase tickets will receive a bottle of wine.  Purchase tickets at and type in “sounds by the seas” in Search Events or Categories.

Unger Farm Store
34880 SW Johnson School Rd., Cornelius

Contact ph. 971-777-1208, e-mail

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July 26-28

Mount Angel Abbey Bach Festival

The monks of Mount Angel Abbey invite you to the 46th annual Abbey Bach Festival.  An evening at the Abbey festival offers the pleasure of enjoying the distinctive hilltop and its beautiful surroundings as well as good music, friends and a picnic.  Evenings begin with vespers in the Abbey Church at 5:20 pm, music performance in the church at 6:00 pm, and picnic buffet on the abbey lawn at 6:30.  At 8:00 pm begins the featured classical performance in the Damian Center.

Single evening general admission ticket is $55; subscription ticket for all nights is $135.  Patron ticket is $125, and patron subscription is $375.  Order at

Contact ph. 503-845-3064 or 1-800-845-8272

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August 17-22

Nun Run & Spanish Missions trip for discerning women

Communities that will be visited include Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Ignatius Church, Contemplative Dominicans, Mission Santa Clara, Cristo Rey Monastery, Servants of the Lord and the Virgin Matará, Missionaries of Charity, Poor Clare Nuns, San Borroméo de Carmelo Mission Discalced Carmelites.

$175 (includes travel, lodging and meals) – scholarships available.  Register by June 1; $75 deposit due at registration.

Contact Sarah Kresse, ph. 503-233-8368, e-mail

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August 18-30

Carmelite Pilgrimage to Spain and Portugal

Join pilgrims and Fr. Eric Andersen in a Fatima centennial visit to Portugal and Carmelite sites in Spain.
$3,950 per person (with flight from Portland) or $2,550 per person (not including flight)

Contact Bret Thoman at St. Francis Pilgrimages, ph. 404-418-6683, e-mail


August 25-27

Holy Spirit Healing Retreat: “Christ in You, the Hope of Glory”

Please bring your Bible and a notepad/journal.  Presented by Trees of Life Ministries©: Kay Sprung and Pam Spencer

$220 single, $382 double, $122 commuter.  Reservations not confirmed until a deposit has been made.  Deposits are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another reservation.

Mount Angel Abbey Guest House
1 Abbey Dr., Saint Benedict OR

Contact Mt. Angel Abbey Guest House, ph. 503-845-3025, e-mail of retreats

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October 20 & 21

Holy League 2nd annual Catholic Men’s Conference

Mark your calendars!  Speakers will include Bishop Peter Smith, Father Bill Casey, Doug Barry and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers.

Mount Angel Community Festhalle
500 Wilco Highway NE, Mount Angel

December 1-3

“Busy with the Lord:  The Advent Liturgies that most of us miss”

Facilitator: Br. Cyril Drnjevic, OSB.  This retreat will build on the graduate studies (in Rome and at Mount Angel Seminary) of the Advent and Christmas Seasons prepared by Fr. Joseph Nguyen, OSB, also a monk of Mount Angel.

Mount Angel Abbey Guest House
1 Abbey Dr., Saint Benedict OR

Contact Mt. Angel Abbey Guest House, ph. 503-845-3025, e-mail

Adapted Masses in the Willamette Valley

Special, shorter Masses for people with physical and developmental disabilities and illnesses.  All are welcome!

1st Sunday of each month at 3:00 pm (in Spanish)
St. Alexander Church
170 N. 10th Ave., Cornelius

1st Tuesday every other month at 5:30 pm
Queen of Peace Church
4170 Pullman Ave., Salem

2nd Sunday of each month at 12:30 pm
St. Rose Church
2727 NE 54th Ave., Portland

4th Sunday of each month at 2:45 pm
St. Pius X Church
1280 NW Saltzman Rd., Portland
Contact ph. 503-644-5264

Adapted Mass in Vancouver

Special Mass for people with disabilities, their families and friends.  The physical environment of the church is adapted, and the Mass is abbreviated as in a children’s liturgy.  There is ample opportunity for spiritual and emotional support during hospitality time after Mass.

10:30 am on the 3rd Saturday of every other month:  October, December, February, April, June, August

Holy Redeemer Church
17010 NE 9th St., Vancouver

Contact Mary Sutter, ph. 360-892-0951, e-mail

Marian Prayer Center prayer group

Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 pm

Intercessory prayer, the Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Stations of the Cross
Join us in praying for peace.

Our Lady of Sorrows Church
5239 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland

Weekly “As By a New Pentecost” DVD retreat

7:00-8:30 pm on Wednesdays

After the introductory session on May 25, we will meet weekly, using Renewal Ministries’ DVDs based on the Life in the Spirit seminar.

St. Frederic Catholic Church, Room 5
175 S. 13th St., St. Helens

Register by Wednesday, May 25

Contact Betty Foll, ph. 971-203-4968 or Cristela Daniel, ph. 206-766-8143

Events with the Sisters of Reparation

Days of community prayer will be June 13, June 29, July 14 and July 22.
Days of prayer and fasting for priests are May 26, St. Philip Neri; June 3, St. Charles Lwanga and Companions; June 22, Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More; July 11, St. Benedict; and July 25, St. James.

June 4, Pentecost Sunday and anniversary of the Sisters’ founding – Adoration at 3:00 pm, Mass at 4:00 pm with Fr. Jon Buffington; also renewal of religious vows and commissioning of Donnes.  A potluck dinner will end the celebration.
June 23, Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus – Adoration at 4:00 pm, Mass at 5:00 pm, refreshments following
July 9, closing Mass for discernment retreat – Adoration at 3:00 pm, Mass at 4:00 pm

May 26, 6:30 pm – on the life of 20th C. Mexican martyr Blessed Miguel Pro, SJ. Movie is 95 minutes.  A light meal will be served.

July 6-9 – Discernment retreat for ages 13-30.  Please contact the sisters ahead of time to participate.

Sisters of Reparation “Rose Hall”
2120 SE 24th Ave., Portland
ph. 503-236-4207

Monthly Filipino-American Mass

Community Mass at 5:00 pm on the 3rd Sunday of the month.  Reception follows at the Gathering Area.  Celebrant is Fr. Paulo Dayto, parochial vicar of St. James in McMinnville.

Queen of Peace Catholic Church
4227 Lone Oak Rd. SE, Salem

Monthly Holy League Holy Hours for men, Salem

1st Wednesdays of the month at 7:30 pm

The Holy League is part of a national Catholic solidarity movement for men.  All men are welcome, young and old!  Incorporates Eucharistic adoration, prayer, short spiritual reflections, Sacrament of Confession, Benediction and fraternity; encourages consecration to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Purest Heart of St. Joseph.

St. Joseph Catholic Church
721 Chemeketa St. NE, Salem

Contact James Thurman at St. Joseph parish office, ph. 503-581-1623 or 503-989-5207.

Monthly Taize service for peace and healing

Taize prayer service is held on the 2nd Friday of each month at 7:00 pm in SE Portland.  Experience prayer, candlelight, music, scripture, intercessions and silent meditation.

Our Lady of Sorrows Church
5239 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland