Community Calendar

Our Lady of Fatima 100th Anniversary

To celebrate 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

September 18-20

St. Anthony of Padua Parish Mission with Fr. Pat Hannon, CSC

7:00-8:00 pm

Theme is “The Experience of Mercy”, based on the parable of the Prodigal Son.

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
3720 SE 79th Ave. (2 blocks south of Powell Blvd.), Portland

Contact parish ph. 503-771-6039

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September 20-October 25

Awakening Faith program

7:00-8:30 pm

The Awakening Faith ministry at Our Lady of the Lake Church invites the community to meet for conversation and bonding between people in a small-group setting.  Through open discussion, participants learn and grow in the Catholic faith.  Themed sessions will be offered in the parish center library, with the possibility of an additional four Wednesday sessions afterwards.


Our Lady of the Lake parish center library
650 A Ave., Lake Oswego

Contact Margaret Jamieson ph. 503-635-2915, e-mail

September 21-24

St. Mary’s 47th annual Quilt & Crafts Fair

10:00 am-4:00 pm  Thurs.-Sat.
10:00 am-2:00 pm  Sunday

Admission $1; “Star of Bethlehem” raffle quilt tickets $1 or 6 for $5.  Lunch available Thurs.-Sat. at 11:00 am

St. Mary’s Catholic Church
960 Missouri Ave., Vernonia (on Hwy. 47, 17 mi. north of Hwy. 26)

Contact parish ph. 503-429-8841, e-mail

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September 22-24

Women’s silent retreat: “Mary’s Simple Messages to Our Modern World – Are We Listening?”

6:00 pm dinner Friday-after brunch on Sunday

Fr. Gregory Dick, O.Praem, will be the presenter.

$150 suggested donation. To register, call 503-649-7127 or email

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

September 25

The Origin of the Bible video series

7:00 pm

If you have ever wondered where the Bible came from, how it was put together, or why there are so many versions of the Bible, then this study is for you, whether you’re a beginner or a lifelong student of the Bible.  St. Peter Catholic Church in Newberg is presenting this three-week video series by Dr. Brant Pitre, Professor of Sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans.

Sept. 11 – Old Testament, Common Misconceptions, Dead Sea Scrolls, Myth of Jamnia
Sept. 18 – New Testament, “Lost Gospels”
Sept. 25 – Protestant Reformation, “Sola Scriptura”, “Sola Fide”

No cost, but phone registration is required.  Contact parish ph. 503-538-4312.

St. Peter Catholic Church, Classroom 4
2315 N. Main St., Newberg

September 27-November 5

“40 Days for Life” is a time of prayer, fasting and peaceful witness in front of abortion clinics. Please sign up for an hour of prayer with us.

Location:  outside Planned Parenthood, 3579 Franklin Blvd., Eugene (Glenwood area)
*This is a prayer vigil, and we ask everyone to sign a statement of peace to participate.
Contact:  Eileen, ph. 541-543-7168, e-mail, or Love, ph.541-521-7142, e-mail

Location:  outside Lovejoy Surgicenter, 933 NW 25th Ave., Portland
Days and times:  seven days a week, 7:00 am-7:00 pm
Contacts:  Therese Ruesink ph. 503-997-1884, e-mail and Marie Barzen, ph. 971-340-0679,

Opening Mass – Friday, Sept. 15, 7:00 pm. Main celebrant will be Bishop Peter Smith.
St. Patrick Church
1623 NW 19th Ave., Portland

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September 28-December 7

Quest:  Journey Through Alpha

6:30-8:30 pm

Quest is a free weekly course for discovering the Catholic faith – for people who have given up on the Church and people from other religions who want to explore Christianity.  Each of the ten Thursday evenings begins with free dinner at 6:30 pm, followed by a talk and group discussion, opportunity to ask questions, share opinions, and discuss openly.  Free childcare is available.

Sign up online at

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

September 30

St. Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor 5K Walk & Run

The Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run is a national program that provides funding for local Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) Conferences and Councils, including the Vancouver/Brush Prairie and Battle Ground St. Vincent de Paul societies, which provide food, clothing, rent & utility assistance, emergency shelter and gas/transportation assistance to many thousands of people in Clark County.

Vancouver/Brush Prairie
7:30 am  on-site registration
9:00 am  event starts

5K route begins at the Proto-Cathedral, goes by the Columbia River waterfront and Fort Vancouver and returns to the Proto-Cathedral.

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

VancSVDP FoPoor Walk 2017

Battle Ground
9:00 am   on-site registration
10:00 am  event start

The Sacred Heart Conference serves North Clark County.  The route will start at Sacred Heart Church, continue on Parkway to Battle Ground Village and come back to the church.  Please bring non-perishable food.

Sacred Heart Church, 1603 N. Parkway, Battle Ground

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Oregon Catholic Press Institute:  Sing to the Lord!  Day of Formation for Liturgical Ministers

8:00 am-4:00 pm

The Archdiocese of Portland, in collaboration with Holy Cross Parish and OCP, offers a day of training and formation in Spanish for all liturgical music ministers (cantors, choristers, instrumentalists and all who are part of music ministry).  Featured presenters will be Pedro Rubalcava, Estela García, Rodolfo López and Koren Ruiz.

$15 per person (includes lunch and all materials)

Holy Cross Catholic Church, 5227 N. Bowdoin St., Portland

Contact Deacon Félix García ph. 503-233-8325, e-mail or Rodolfo López ph. 503-460–5437, e-mail

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“Upside of Downsizing” educational conference for Boomers and seniors

9:30 am-3:00 pm

Tickets: $25 ($35 after Sept. 16).  Ticket includes lunch and event materials.

Holiday Inn Conference Center, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland

Contact ph. 503-208-9421

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Oregon Right to Life Education Foundation Auction and Dinner

5:00 pm  silent auction
6:45 pm   dinner
7:30 pm   oral auction

Proceeds benefit the educational programs of Oregon Right to Life Education Foundation, including fair and special event booths around the state.  Auction items needed at this time.

$45 per person for auction and dinner
$10 raffle ticket – only 500 to be sold.

Red Lion Hotel, 3301 Market St. NE, Salem

Contact ORTL office ph. 503-463-8563, e-mail

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October 1

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

Salem Life Chain 2017

2:30-3:30 pm

“Speak for those who cannot speak. Prov. 31:18”

On Lancaster Drive in Salem

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

Celebrating the feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila

4:30 pm

The Filipino Catholic Community of Oregon and SW Washington invites everyone to the 21st anniversary of the Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Cary Reniva.  Reception following immediately after Mass.

St. Cecilia Church, 12250 SW 5th St., Beaverton

“Celebrate Seton” dinner

5:30 pm reception, 6:30 pm dinner and program

Cocktail attire, please.  Age 21 and over.  This event is a benefit for the students and programs of Seton Catholic.

$50 per person – RSVP by Sept. 25 at

Seton Catholic College Prep, 9000 NE 64th Ave., Vancouver

October 3

Celebrating the Transitus of St. Francis of Assisi

7:00 pm

Everyone is invited to join the Secular Franciscans for the Transitus of their founder, St. Francis of Assisi.  “Transitus” commemorates when Blessed Francis passed through death to eternal life.

The Secular Franciscan Order was started over 800 years ago by St. Francis so that those living in society (not religious orders) who seek a closer relationship to Jesus would be united.  Secular Franciscans gather in fraternities that meet regularly to pray, enjoy fellowship, and deepen their understanding of Franciscan spirituality.

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

October 5-10

“Tolton: From Slave to Priest” performances in Oregon and SW Washington

Actor Andrae Goodnight in his debut with St. Luke Productions in a play based on the life of Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest.  This live, one-man multimedia drama will feature all elements of professional theater, including set, lighting effects, video elements, and an original musical score.  Suitable for ages 10 and up.

Thursday, Oct. 5, 7:00 pm
St. Anthony of Padua Church, 3700 SE 79th Ave., Portland
Admission by free-will offering
Contact ph. 503-771-6039

Friday, Oct. 6, 7:00 pm
St. Joseph Catholic Church, 721 Chemeketa St. NE, Salem
Admission by free-will offering
Contact ph. 503-581-1623

Saturday, Oct. 7, 7:00 pm
Aquinas Hall at Holy Rosary Parish, 1333 NE Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Portland
Admission:  $10 adult, $5 youth age 18 and under.  Tickets available from Holy Rosary Parish office.
Contact ph. 503-235-3163

Sunday, Oct. 8, 7:00 pm
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 8701 NE 119th St., Vancouver (Brush Prairie)
Admission by free-will offering
Contact ph. 360-573-3325

Tues., Oct. 10, 7:00 pm
St. Luke Catholic Church, 417 Harrison St., Woodburn, Oregon
Admission by free-will offering
Contact ph. 503-981-5011

October 6, 7 & 8

Youth on Fire rally

Friday, 5:00-11:00 pm – for young adults
Sat., 10:00 am-5:00 pm – for middle schoolers
Sunday, 12:00-9:00 pm – for high schoolers

Tualatin Valley Vicariate invites all youth and young adults to its 2nd annual Youth on Fire rally, with the theme “Fake News vs. the ‘Good News’: Discerning and witnessing the Truth of the Gospel in the secular world.”  Includes Mass, concert, Adoration, Reconciliation and inspiring speakers.

$15 (including food).  Limited space so register soon at

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
1660 Elm St., Forest Grove

Contact Omar Torres, ph. 503-357-8075, e-mail

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October 7

11th Annual Rosary Bowl NW in Salem

Come to this annual event on the first Saturday in October celebrating the month of the Rosary and honoring the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.

Details at

October 7 & 8

5th annual Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch

Saturday 9:30 am–4:00 pm
Sunday 10:30 am–4:00 pm

Music and entertainment, food court, kids’ activities and indoor games, pumpkin patch, horse and hay rides, craft vendors, silent auction, raffle…and admission is free!  Rain or shine, you’ll have a good time.

St. Frederic Parish
175 S. 13th St., St. Helens

Contact parish office, 503-397-2791 for more information, directions or vendor application, or visit the website:

October 7, November 11 and December 9

Mount Angel Abbey offers its Fall 2017 Christian in the World lecture series on the theme of “Covenants in Scripture”.  Speaker will be Mr. Brad Becker, Pastoral Associate at St. Edward Parish in Keizer.

Oct. 7 – Covenants with Noah and Abraham
Nov. 11 – Covenant made on Mt. Sinai and Davidic Covenant
Dec. 9 – Role of the prophets in preparation for Jesus, the new and everlasting Covenant

Presentations take place in the Mount Angel Abbey Library Auditorium starting with Mass at 8:00 am, registration at 8:30 am and two presentations, at 9:00 am and 10:20 am, followed by Q & A with Mr. Becker and noon prayer to finish the meeting time.

$50 ($20 for students) for the series of four Saturdays or $15 ($5 for students) per session.  Pre-registration is recommended.  Beverages and morning snacks provided.

Mount Angel Abbey Library auditorium, St. Benedict OR

October 10

Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women day retreat:  “Fatima, A Timeless Message”

9:00 am-2:00 pm

The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (ACCW) welcomes its newly appointed spiritual director, Sr. Michael Francine, SSMO, as leader of the annual ACCW day retreat.  Schedule includes Mass with Msgr. Dennis O’Donovan, Rosary, Benediction and conference talks.  All Catholic women and guests are welcome.

$35 registration (includes conferences and lunch)

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

Contact Sue Anker, ph. 503-252-2574

October 13

St. Anthony of Padua Parish Fall Luncheon

11:30 am

The annual Fall Luncheon at St. Anthony of Padua Parish benefits the parish Altar Society.

$7 – includes lunch and bingo card

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 3720 SE 79th Ave. (2 blocks south of Powell Blvd.), Portland

Contact Rosemary ph. 503-504-1204

An Evening with Sr. Helen Prejean:  “Moral Issues of the Death Penalty”

5:30 pm  speech
6:30 pm  meet Sr. Helen/book signing
7:00 pm  VIP dinner with Sr. Helen

Sister Helen’s talk is free; a free will offering will be accepted.  To order tickets for VIP dinner, go to

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 650 A Ave., Lake Oswego

Contact Ron Steiner ph. 503-990-7060, e-mail

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October 14

“Come, Follow Me” archdiocesan conference

9:00 am-5:00 pm

The 2017 Archdiocese of Portland Catechetical Conference is for all staff, clergy, parents and volunteers involved in faith formation and worship.  Keynote speakers will be Dr. Edward Sri and Sr. Hilda.  There will be talks and workshops in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.  Eucharistic Adoration available during the day, as well as Catholic exhibitors and time with other members of the faith formation community.  Archbishop Sample will celebrate a Vigil Mass at 4:00 pm to conclude the day.

$50 registration, includes lunch.  Limited scholarships available.

University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland

Contact ph. 503-233-8315, e-mail

Public Square Rosary in Beaverton

12:00 noon

Gather to honor Our Blessed Mother in Beaverton’s 11th annual public Rosary for our nation and the world.  Participants will pray all four Mysteries of the Rosary and process with a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Fatima, who came to ask for prayers.  Invite your family and friends and come to mark this profound 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun.  Mary promised that in the end, her Immaculate Heart shall triumph!

Starting location:  corner of SW 1st St. and Betts Ave. (across from post office), Beaverton

Contact Becky, ph. 503-961-3676

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October 14 & 15

Fall Crafts Bazaar sponsored by Catholic Daughters Ct. Mother Teresa #2452

Sat. 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Sun. 9:00 am-1:00 pm

St. Henry Catholic Parish gym
346 NW 1st St., Gresham

Contact Margaret ph. 503-658-2936, e-mail

October 17

CYO/Camp Howard Champions of Faith Benefit Dinner

All families are invited to the 7th Annual Champions of Faith Benefit Dinner on October 17th at the Oregon Convention Center.  Join us for our fun, community-building evening, featuring Keynote Speaker Nick Robertson, Oregon Sports Hall of Fame Inductee – High School Basketball Coach (Beaverton & McMinnville), Co-founder of Camps for Kids, and Cathedral Parishioner.

Our Benefit Dinner is the one annual fundraiser which has transformed CYO Sports and Camp Howard.  The generosity of donors the past six years at our benefit dinner has made CYO Sports accessible for all who requested assistance and has provided thousands of camp scholarships.  Net proceeds from the dinner have also greatly improved facilities and the range of programs for the over 11,000 youth who participate annually.

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

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October 21

Final Adapted Mass at Holy Redeemer in Vancouver

10:30 am

Join the community at Holy Redeemer Church for its last Mass for people with disabilities, their families and friends.  The adaptation refers to the physical environment, and the Mass is abbreviated as in a children’s liturgy.  There will be ample opportunity for spiritual and emotional support during hospitality time after Mass.

Holy Redeemer Church
17010 NE 9th St., Vancouver

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

October 21-26

St. Helen’s parish mission, To Serve is To Reign, with the Fathers of Mercy

6:30 pm

Fr. Joseph Aytona, CPM will give talks on the Holy Eucharist; God’s Infinite Mercy; The Church, Mother & Teacher; The Universal Call to Holiness; and Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary.  All are welcome!  The mission is an excellent way to revisit, refresh, or explore the Catholic faith.  Refreshments after each night’s presentation.

St. Helen Catholic Church
815 Fifth Ave., Sweet Home

October 27-29

Retreat:  Adoration of the Holy Eucharist & Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas

Presented by Elizabeth Farley, S.T.D.

$180 single, $302 double occupancy

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

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

October 27

Charismatic healing Mass in Eugene

7:00 pm

Come and experience the Lord’s healing love.  Celebrants will be Bishop Peter Smith, Fr. Ron Nelson, Fr. Edgar Rivera and Fr. Bryce McProud.  Event sponsored by St. Mary’s La Esperanza Ministry and St. Mary’s Charismatic Prayer Group.

Ven y experimenta el Amor sanador del Señor. Misa de Sanacion Carismática, Viernes 27 de Octubre.  Celebrantes: Obispo Peter Smith, Arquidiócesis de Portland; Padre Ron Nelson; Padre Edgar Rivera; Padre Bryce McProud.  Organizado por El Ministerio La Esperanza y el Grupo de Oración Carismático de la Iglesia Santa María.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church
1062 Charnelton St., Eugene

Contact Jacqui Martinez, ph. 541-513-2607 or Dave Olszyk, ph. 541-689-8070

October 28

Teen Culture and Tough Topics workshop

8:30 am-12:00 pm

For youth ministers, coaches, teachers and youth mentors

Fr. Bernard Youth Center
980 S. Main St., Mount Angel

Contact e-mail

White Mass and dinner to honor health professionals

5:30 pm

St. Mary’s Cathedral
corner of SW 18th Ave. & Couch St., Portland

The Portland Guild of the Catholic Medical Association will host a dinner and speaker at the Multnomah Athletic Club, after Mass.  Dr. Thomas McGovern, MD, KCHS, FACMS, FAAD, FABD, will speak on “Suffering: What I wish I had learned in medical school”

Dinner ticket:  $95; $35 for students

Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon St., Portland

Contact e-mail

October 29

“You’re Amazing” youth rally with Justin Fatica and Ben Walther

12:00 pm

West Linn

Portland Life Chain 2017

2:30-4:00 pm

Oregon Knights of Columbus invites all to participate in this peaceful, prayerful, public witness in solidarity with all pro-life citizens praying for our nation and its leaders, for people in crisis situations and for an end to the horrors of abortion.  This event is a visual statement that abortion kills children and that all life is precious from the moment of conception until natural death.

Will be held rain or shine. Bring the whole family, and encourage your friends to come.

Location: in front of Planned Parenthood at 3727 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Portland.  The life chain will extend along NE MLK Blvd., as far as possible, depending on the number of participants.  Please visualize all participants standing 10 feet apart, holding signs provided by the St. Pius X Knights of Columbus:

Contact Tony D’Silva, e-mail

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November 1

All Saints Day retreat

9:00 am-2:30 pm (doors open 8:15 am)

“Becoming Saints in Everyday Life”, with retreat master Most Rev. Peter Smith

$40 per person, includes lunch

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

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

November 3

Knights of Columbus 2017 Priests Appreciation Dinner in Springfield

6:00 pm  reception
7:00 pm  dinner

Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Archbishop Ireland Assembly 898 invites all to its annual Priest Appreciation Dinner, honoring also deacons, religious, and widows of Fallen Knights.  Retired Bishop Kenneth Steiner will be guest of honor and Fr. Theodore Lange the guest speaker.

$40 per person.  Formal attire.  Seating is limited; reservations accepted and confirmed on a prepaid, first-come basis.  Please choose a meat or fish entrée.

Holiday Inn Eugene North–Springfield
919 Kruse Way (near Beltline Rd. and Gateway St.), Springfield

Contact David Olszyk ph. 541-689-8070, e-mail

November 4

Circle of Strength Brunch to benefit Northwest Catholic Counseling Center

10:00 am-12:30 pm

“Together” is the theme of the 16th annual Circle of Strength Women’s Fundraising Brunch, and the guest speaker will be Soraya Dean, co-founder of Peacemoms (promoting Christian/Muslim dialogue).  This event will raise money to pay for the mental health care of lower-income women and children who are financially struggling.

$40 per person, $280 for tables of eight.

Riverside Golf and Country Club, 8105 NE 33rd Dr., Portland

Contact Exec. Director Erin Peters ph. 503-253-0964 ext. 210, e-mail

Knights of Columbus Sausage & Sauerkraut dinner in Molalla

3:00-7:00 pm

K. of C. St. James council invites everyone to its 3rd annual Sausage & Sauerkraut Dinner.

Through Nov. 1: $11 per adult, $6 per child under age 12; after Nov. 1: $12 adult, $6 child under 12
Purchase at the door or online at

St. James Catholic Church, 301 Frances St., Mollala

November 11

62nd annual Holiday Bazaar at All Saints Parish

9:00 am-4:00 pm

There’s something for everyone!  Over 40 local artisans and crafters showcase amazing handmade goods; the Treasure Table will brim with antiques and collectibles; children can shop with nickels and dimes in our kids-only shopping room; homemade baked goods will be for sale; and the Cafe will offer coffee, pastries and a full lunch menu.

Admission is free.  Purchase $1 raffle tickets to win prizes.

All Saints Catholic Church parish hall, 3847 NE Glisan St., Portland

Contact ph. 503-232-4305

36th annual Christmas Bazaar at St. Therese Parish

9:00 am–4:00 pm

Featuring talented artists and crafts vendors selling gifts, jewelry, soap, Christmas ornaments, kitchen items, baby things, candy, jams, etc.; roving Santa and Kids’ Corner; cookie sale; raffle ($1.00 or 6 for $5.00); used book sale to support St. Therese’s Outdoor School; café supporting Catholic Youth Organization activities; and Scouts selling wreaths and swags.

St. Therese Parish, NE 132nd Ave. & NE Halsey, Portland

Contact e-mail

December 1-3

Retreat:  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

December 6

Reboot! Live! with Chris Stefanick of Real Life Catholic

7:00-9:30 pm

Chris Stefanick will come to Vancouver for two talks, the first covering the basic Kerygma to help participants rediscover the person of Christ and the mission He has for them, and the second talk exploring strategies and practices for living the faith every day.

For ages 12 and up; families, parents, youth.  Invite friends and neighbors.

$20 – purchase at

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

December 8-10

Weekend retreat:  Healing of Our Mother Wound

Friday  6:00-10:00 pm
Sat.  8:00 am-10:00 pm
Sunday  8:00-11:00 am

Led by Fr. Philip Scott, FJ, founder of the Family of Jesus, a religious community currently in Peru.  His special ministry is to help the healing of mother and father wounds so that we may become whole and be drawn into deeper intimacy with God.

Registration due by October 15:  $190 per person/single, $314 double.  Meals included.  Deposit $50 with remainder to be paid by Oct. 15.  Scholarships available.
$45 for commuters

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

Contact Sister Mariam Sharbel Vianney, ph. 503-269-3736, e-mail

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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

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

Day of community prayer will be September 21.
Day of prayer and fasting for priests is Sept. 26, Sts. Cosmas and Damian.

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

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