Community Calendar

Roe v. Wade memorial rallies in January

Vancouver – Jan. 19, 1:00-2:00 pm

Clark County Courthouse (front steps), 1200 Franklin St.
Contact ph. 360-831-7542

Washington State March for Life in Olympia – Jan. 22

Buses will leave the Proto-Cathedral of St. James in Vancouver at 7:00 am.

$10 adult, $12 age 12 and under, $25 per family (Ticket includes a complimentary sack lunch.)  Purchase tickets at the parish office during office hours, after all Masses through Jan. 21, or online

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

Eugene – Jan. 20, 1:00 pm

Grace Lutheran Church, 710 E. 17th Ave. (corner of Hilyard and 18th)

Salem – Jan. 22, 6:00 pm – candlelight vigil

Salem Planned Parenthood, 3825 Wolverine NE
Contact ph. 503-585-7856

January 20

Dr. Peter Kreeft: A Catholic Reading of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings

10:00 am–2:00 pm

Free entrance; at-will donations accepted

St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Balestra Hall
424 SW Mill St., Portland

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Vocation Awareness Celebration – Vancouver

5:00 pm  Holy Mass
6:30 pm  Celebration and buffet dinner

The Columbia River Serra invites you to its 8th annual celebration of vocations to the priesthood and consecrated religious life.  Guest speakers will be Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain and seminarians Josh Nehnevaj and John Paul Tomassi.

Tickets:  $12 adult, $8 for age 12 and under.  High school students are free.  For tickets call Shirley, ph. 360-883-9333 or Sandy, ph. 360-521-2157.

St. Joseph Catholic Church
400 S. Andresen Rd., Vancouver

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January 26-28

“Late Night Catechism Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice”

Winningstad Theatre
1111 SW Broadway, Portland

January 27

“For Love of Life” talk by Fr. Matt Libra

9:00 am-12:00 pm (doors open at 8:30 am)

St. Paul Church’s Respect for Life Committee hosts Father Matt Libra, Respect for Life Director for Archdiocese of Portland.  Come to this talk supporting marriage, family and new life.  There will be good food, lots of discussion, and a question and answer time.  Bring family and friends!

Free admission, but donations gratefully accepted.

St. Paul Catholic Parish Center
1410 Pine St., Silverton

Contact St. Paul Catholic Church office, ph. 503-873-2044

January 28

St. Francis of Assisi School Open House

12:00-3:00 pm

St. Francis of Assisi School
39085 NW Harrington Rd., Banks

Contact ph. 503-324-2182, e-mail

January 28 & 30, February 5

St. John the Apostle School Open House family campus tours

Sunday, Jan. 28, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Tuesday, Jan. 30 – tours available for families during the school day
Monday, Feb. 5, 5:00-7:00 pm

Offering preschool through 8th grade.  Featuring all-day kindergarten, middle school electives, after school programs, extended care before and after school and Spanish.  Financial aid available.

St. John the Apostle Catholic School
516 Fifth St., Oregon City

Contact ph. 503-742-8230

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February 1 & 6

Open houses at St. Rose School

6:00 pm

Thurs., Feb. 1 for all grades, preschool-8
Tues., Feb. 6 for middle school grades 6-8

St. Rose School, 5309 NE Alameda St., Portland

RSVP: ph. 503-281-1912, e-mail

February 3

Archdiocese of Portland Discernment Day

All high school youth are invited to participate in this opportunity to visit with area seminarians, priests, and religious.  Ask questions, hang out and get to know the different men and women discerning priestly and religious vocations.

Find more information at

Our Lady of Peace luncheon tea and silent auction

12:00-2:00 pm

The Franciscan Missionary Sisters at Our Lady of Peace Retreat invite you to their luncheon tea and silent auction in honor of Our Lady of La Salette.  Auction bidding will start at 11:00 am.

$40 per person; tables for 6-8 available.  Call to reserve tickets at ph. 503-649-7127 or e-mail

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

St. Paul Steak and Prawn Dinner

6:30 pm

Dinner With silent & oral auction and a “golden ticket” raffle.  All proceeds support St. Paul’s Church.

$40 per person, or sponsor a table and invite friends

St. Paul Catholic Church
1410 Pine St., Silverton

Contact ph. 503-873-2044, e-mail

February 4

Knights of Columbus Council #8270 Biscuit & Gravy Breakfast

7:30-10:00 am

$6 for adults, $2 for children age 12 and under

St. Mary of Shaw
9168 Silver Falls Hwy. SE, Aumsville

Contact ph. 503-362-6159

February 9 & 10

10th annual Mount Angel Wurstfest

10:00 am-10:00 pm

Come to this celebration marking the last blast of winter with a salute to German sausage.  Much like a mini-Oktoberfest, there will be non-stop music, world famous German and local beers (Seven Brides beer plus Benedictine Black Habit Ale), specially-selected German and local wines, arts
and crafts and specialty food, a kindergarten area – and lots and lots of sausage!  Friday will be “senior day”, and on Saturday we’ll have the Wurst Run (5k & 10k) plus dancing galore.

Admission:  $5 for age 21 and over, or $10 with specialty stein or glass (limited availability); free for those under age 21 if accompanied by an adult

Mount Angel Festhalle
500 Wilco Highway NE, Mount Angel

February 9

Romance for Life Valentine Dance in Eugene

5:30 pm  social time
6:30 pm  dinner: salmon, potatoes, vegetables, roll, salad & dessert
7:30 pm  dance with Blue Skies Big Band

Pro-life fundraiser hosted by Knights of Columbus Council 1430.  Child care available.

$30 per person – for tickets/reservations contact ph. 541-953-8309, e-mail

St. Mary Catholic Church parish center
1062 Charnelton St., Eugene

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February 14

Ash Wednesday retreat

8:45 am-2:30 pm (doors open 8:00 am)

“The Passion of Christ from the Perspective of the Dominican Saints” with retreat master Rev. Vincent Kelber, O.P.

Suggested donation $40 per person, includes lunch

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

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

February 16-18

Women’s Lenten Retreat

6:00 pm Friday-12:00 pm Sunday

All women are invited to this retreat being organized by the St. Pius X Women’s Club.  Retreat master will be Fr. Rick Ganz, S.J.

Pre-registration required:  $170 for single room with shared bath (includes 5 meals), payable to St. Pius X Women’s Club, 1280 NW Saltzman Rd., Portland OR 97229

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

Contact Chris Kondrat to register:  ph. 503-644-4816, e-mail

February 17

Holy Family Academy benefit dinner and auction

5:00-10:00 pm

The 23rd Holy Family Academy benefit dinner and auction, “Raising Arrows”, will be held in Mount Angel at the Festhalle.  Live and silent auctions, appetizers, dinner, dessert and no-host bar.  Check in before 5:30 for a chance to win an $100 auction voucher.

Pre-paid tickets $25 per person available on-line, or $30 at the door

Mt. Angel Community Festhalle
500 S. Wilco Hwy., Mt. Angel

Contact Laura Beyer ph. 503-551-4265

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February 22-24

Healing the Whole Person Retreat

5:30-9:30 pm Thursday and Friday
8:30 am-4:00 pm Saturday

Join us on this journey as we enter into the heart, face the pains and wounds within, and allow Christ’s divine love to bring the healing we ardently desire.  Talk topics include: Introduction to Healing the Whole Person, Encountering the Father’s Love, Prayer for Inner Healing, and Living in Freedom.  Teachings are augmented by private activities for personal application and healing, including journaling, prayer ministry, Eucharistic Adoration, and the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist.

$145 per person (includes box lunch on Saturday).  Last day to register online is Feb. 12

St. Alice Catholic Church
1520 E St., Springfield

Contact Danielle Plantz, e-mail; also

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February 23

Day of Equipping training

9:15-2:00 pm (check-in starts at 8:30)

This training, presented by Bart Schuchts, is designed to equip and prepare you to do the works Jesus did throughout His ministry on earth.  Participants will learn the foundations of abiding in Christ, hearing His voice, and becoming empowered to pray for others.  If you desire for the Holy Spirit to operate in your life as described in John 14:12 and Ephesians 4, this training is for you.

$49 per person ($69 at the door).  Last day to register online is Feb. 12

St. Alice Catholic Church
1520 E St., Springfield

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February 23 & 24

10th Annual NW Catholic Men’s Conference

4:00 pm Friday (opening Mass at 6:00 pm)-5:00 Saturday

The 10th annual Northwest Catholic Men’s Conference (for men and boys age 15 and up) will be held in Pendleton, Oregon.  The focus will be on how anger can get ahold of us, but God’s Mercy is great, and forgiveness can set us free.  There will be Mass on Friday and Saturday, Stations of the Cross on Friday, spiritual talks and adoration on Saturday, and Confessions available throughout the conference.  The speakers this year include Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, Baker Diocese Bishop Liam Cary, Fr. Luis Alva from Our Lady of Guadalupe in Boardman, Fr. Kumar Udagandla from St. Mary’s Parish in Pendleton, and Dr. Luke Murray, PhD.

$40.00 per person – includes Friday’s dinner and breakfast and lunch on Saturday.  To register, go to or call St. Mary’s Parish ph. 541-276-3615.

Pendleton Convention Center
1601 Westgate, Pendleton

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March 4-8

Lenten Mission with Fr. Louis Guardiola, CPM

You are invited to the Proto-Cathedral of St. James for a five-day mission titled “The Church Is The Ark of Salvation”.  Fr. Louis Guardiola of the Fathers of Mercy will lead the mission.

Schedule for each day (except Sunday)
12:10 pm Mass with mission talk afterward
7:00 pm mission talk (same content as afternoon)

Confessions at 11:00 am, 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm

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

Contact parish office ph. 360-693-3052

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March 10

Rise Up High School Youth Rally

12:30-9:00 pm

Join over 550 teens from throughout the Northwest for a dynamic day, featuring keynotes by David Calavitta, music by The Thirsting, men’s and women’s sessions, Confession, Mass, dinner, small group discussions, and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

$40 early registration, $50 after Feb. 28.  Contact your parish youth minister to register.

Jesuit High School
9000 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy., Portland

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March 25-28

Camp Joshua

Camp Joshua is a four-day camp for students ages 16-21 to learn about the pro-life movement, how to help save babies, and meet other pro-life youth from all over the state.  Learn the basics, hear dynamic speakers, get political action training, meet pro-life leaders at the state capitol, tour the capitol and a pregnancy support organization, and more!

Fee of $150 includes lodging, all meals, snacks, a trip to Portland and materials.  Scholarships available.  Application deadline Feb. 23; forms and payment due by March 9.

Macleay Christian Retreat Center, 2887 74th Ave. SE, Salem

Contact Oregon Right to Life ph. 503-463-8563

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May 17

Power In My Hands – Northwest movie premiere in Portland

7:00-8:30 pm

A story of hope and the power of prayer. This film has been endorsed by various bishops, including Cardinal DiNardo of Houston and Cardinal Dolan of New York.  Sponsored by Rosary Evangelization Apostolate in association with Relevant Radio.

$10 per adult, $5 students; family rates are available.  Register online now for reduced-price tickets, before they run out!  Visit

Regal Lloyd Center 10 & IMAX
1510 NE Multnomah St., Portland

Contact Dick and Terry Boldin, e-mail

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July 16-19

Institute in Catholic Teaching at Our Lady of Peace

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.

Evening lecture topics:
Mon., 7/16 with Sr. Michael Francine Duncan, SSMO – “Journey of Religious Communities Responding to God’s Call”
Tue., 7/17 with Fr. John Horgan – “The Crucifix of San Damiano”
Wed., 7/18 with Dr. Anthony Lilles – “Spiritual Revolution and St. John Paul the Great”
Thur. 7/19 with Mother Mary of the Angels, SR – “Blessed are the Poor in Spirit”

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

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

Register at

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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

Monday nights through January

The Wild Goose DVD series, Part 1

6:30 pm

A dynamic 14-week DVD course by Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR on living and growing in a deeper life with the Holy Spirit.  This series will take place if at least 20 people sign up.  Part 2 will be held during Lent 2018.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
2200 Allen St., Kelso, Washington

Contact ph. 360-232-8299 to sign up.

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 January 20 and 25, February 8 and 22.
Days of prayer and fasting for priests are Jan. 31, St. John Bosco; February 6, St. Paul Miki; and February 21, St. Peter Damian.

January 28 – Adoration at 2:00 pm, healing Mass at 3:00 pm with Fr. Patrick Donoghue.  Refreshments will follow the Mass.
February 11, quarterly Donne gathering – Discussion and shared meal at 1:00 pm, Adoration at 2:15 pm, Mass at 3:00 pm with Fr. Paul Jeyamani

Faith Alive, 2nd Thursday of each month through April, 6:30-8:00 pm.  A light meal will be served.

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

First Saturday Devotions

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

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 Family Faith Night in Mount Angel

6:00-7:30 pm on the 1st Wednesdays of the month, Oct.-May (except in Nov.)

These evenings of Eucharistic Adoration are geared towards the whole family (including those with young children) and all age groups.  Simple dinner at 6:00 pm, followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 7:30 pm.  Adoration time usually includes music and Benediction, as well as the opportunity for the Sacrament of Confession.

Feb. 7
March 7
April 4
May 2

Fr. Bernard Youth Center chapel
980 S. Main Street, Mount Angel

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

Monthly guided tours of Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater

Last Saturdays of the month, 11:00 am-1:00 pm

A free 40-minute tour of the 132 year-old cathedral, emphasizing the architecture, construction and artwork (including European statuary, Stations of the Cross, altar and stained-glass windows).  Visitors will learn of the church’s historical connections with California, Mexico, Europe and Canada as well as with the early Canadian, Native American, English and American settlers of Vancouver.

No reservations needed.

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

Contact parish rectory ph. 360-693-3052