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 Jan. 7- May 6.  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

April 24

Fount of Mercy Healing Mass in Kelso

6:00 pm  music
6:30 pm  Mass with Fr. Paul Brunet, followed by healing prayer with Fr. Brunet, Fr. Bryan Ochs and ANAWIM prayer teams

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

April 27

Help & Hope Tour at Catholic Community Services of Lane County

Catholic Community Services offers Help & Hope Tours are designed to answer questions about its services, giving an insider’s view of its work and mission.

April 27, 5:00-6:00 pm
Eugene Community Service Center, 1464 W. 6th Ave., Eugene

RSVP to Development Director Sue Paiement, ph. 541-345-3628 ext. 313, e-mail

April 28

“Block Party” fundraiser for Northwest Catholic Counseling Center

6:00-9:00 pm

The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center invites you to its Community Block Party.  The adults-only evening features great beer selections, fantastic street food and raffle prizes.  All proceeds support NCC’s mental health care programs.

Tickets $50 per person ($30 price for ages 21-30), $190 for 4, $360 for a table of 8, $450 for a table of 10

Lagunitas Brewing Community Room
237 NE Broadway, Suite 300, Portland

Contact ph. 503-253-0964

May 3

82nd annual Archbishop’s Seminary Tea

3:00-6:00 pm

A Portland tradition since 1935, the tea is a benefit for the education of seminarians preparing to serve in the Archdiocese of Portland.  It is also a wonderful opportunity to meet Archbishop Sample and many of the seminarians who are supported by this event.

$35 – Call Mary Kay Beaudoin, ph. 503-297-2994, or register at the tea.

Portland Golf Club
5900 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Portland

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May 4

Stand Up Girl Gala Banquet in Salem

6:00 pm

All donations given at this event will be used to help Stand Up Girl reach young women facing unplanned pregnancies right in our community.

Willamette Heritage Center, Spinning Room
1313 Mill St. SE, Salem

For reservations, call ph. 503-304-1531 or e-mail

May 5

Financial Coach training

9:30 am-2:30 pm

Join Catholic Charities and support families in making a change.  Volunteers with 2nd language ability especially desired.

Catholic Charities Clark Family Center
2740 SE Powell Blvd., Portland

Contact Katie Earley, ph. 503-688-2575, e-mail

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May 5-7

Men’s silent retreat: “Growth in Prayer”

6:00 pm Friday-brunch on Sunday

Fr. Brian Mullady, OP, adds new insights and reflections to his favorite theme.  $150 suggested donation.  To register, call 503-649-7127 or email

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

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 5 & 7

In Mulieribus and Friends 10th Anniversary Concert

Friday, May 5, 8:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1716 NW Davis St., Portland

Sunday, May 7, 8:00 pm
Proto-Cathedral of St. James, 218 W. 12th St., Vancouver

Join In Mulieribus’ grand anniversary celebration with co-founders Anna Song and Tuesday Rupp, and all the women of In Mulieribus.  The program will include an exciting mix of old and new, with world premieres by John Vergin, Andrea Reinkemeyer and Robert Lockwood commissioned to mark this special occasion, as well as works by Perotin, Kay Rhie, Ivan Moody and Gustav Holst.

Tickets:  $30 premium seating, $25 general, $20 seniors, $15 students, available online at Box Office Tickets, at the door, or by mail to In Mulieribus, P.O. Box 6374, Portland OR 97228

May 6

Workshop:  Insights Into Grief and Loss

10:00 am-12:00 pm

Identifying grief that results from situations of loss is often very difficult to pinpoint.  Losses build up and lead to feelings of sadness, depression and grief.  This workshop offers insights, answers and hope.

Fee $30

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

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

St. Rita Catholic Community annual silent auction and dinner

6:30–10:00 pm

This year’s theme is “Putting on the Ritz”.  Come join the festivities as they auction off specialty items, gift baskets, one of a kind events and much, much more.  There is a 50/50 raffle (tickets $5 each) with a goal of $5000; winner splits the pot with the parish.

$15 each (includes bidder number, dinner and a free drink)

St. Rita parish hall, 10029 NE Prescott St., Portland

For details, to make an auction item donation, or to purchase raffle or auction tickets, call the parish office ph. 503-252-3403 or e-mail

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Marist Catholic High School Auction

Join the Marist community for A Night on Santorini, its 46th annual auction.  This spectacular evening of Greek hospitality and fun is Marist’s largest community-building and fundraising event.

To purchase tickets, call ph. 541-284-7505, or go to

Marist High School, 1900 Kingsley Rd., Eugene

May 7 & 21

Concerts at Mount Angel Abbey

3:00 pm

Program will include Magnificat settings by Arvo Pärt and H. Brewer, The Lord’s Prayer by Duruflé and Malotte and Masses by R. Vaughan Williams and Mount Angel Abbey’s own Fr. Teresio Caldwell, OSB.

Tickets:  $25 (open seating); $5 for student rush, 15 min. before concert

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

May 7

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

Sing of Mary concert and Rosary with Donna Cori Gibson

6:00 pm

Donna Cori Gibson will share about her relationship with Mary and lead all present in praying the Rosary after the concert.

Free admission

Christ the King Church
11709 SE Fuller Rd., Milwaukie

Contact ph. 503-659-1475

May 8

Concert by Amanda Vernon

7:00 pm

St. Anthony Catholic Community in Tigard invites all to a concert by internationally-known recording artist Amanda Vernon.  She will share her original music and give the faith-filled stories behind the songs.

St. Anthony Catholic Church
9905 SW McKenzie St., Tigard

May 13

Our Lady of Fatima Centennial Pilgrimage and Celebration

Join Archbishop Alexander Sample and The World Apostolate of Fatima – Portland Division for the Fatima Centennial Pilgrimage to St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Pilgrimage walks with several starting locations:  The Grotto, St. Stephen Catholic Church, Washington Park, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Michael’s Catholic Church.  MAX transit meeting times & locations may be found on

All meet at the Cathedral, NW 18th Ave. & Couch St., Portland
1:00 pm doors open
2:00 pm Rosary
2:30 pm Mass with Archbishop Sample
3:30 pm Confessions

Contact ph. 503-784-8039

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May 18

Stand Up Girl “Night to Remember” in Portland

6:00 pm

Special guest:  Kirk Walden.  All donations given at this event will be used to help Stand Up Girl reach young women facing unplanned pregnancies in our community.

The Oregon Golf Club
5700 SW Petes Mountain Rd., West Linn

For reservations, call ph. 503-304-1531 or e-mail

May 20

Comforter Companion Ministry Workshop

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Learn more about Comforter Companion, a new joint ministry of Resurrection and Our Lady of the Lake Parishes.  Ministers do home visits to bring parishioners and their families spiritual support through the end-of-life with prayers, relevant information from the Catholic perspective (including review of Advance Directive and POLST forms), funeral planning, bereavement support and more.

Cost:  $25 (includes book, handouts, light breakfast and lunch).  To register, call ph. 503-638-1579

Resurrection Catholic Parish, Rossman Hall
21060 SW Stafford Rd., Tualatin

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May 21

Walk for Life in Salem

9:30 am-3:15 pm  silent auction
12:00-2:00 pm      lunch available
2:00-3:00 pm        walk

Bring the entire family!  All proceeds benefit the St. Michael the Archangel and St. Germaine Pregnancy Support Centers.

St. Joseph Church Parish Center (at Center & Cottage Streets)
721 Chemeketa St. NE, Salem

Contact ph. 503-581-2229, e-mail

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.

June 2

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

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 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 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 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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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

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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


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

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

Northwest Family Services LifeSaver day retreats

9:00 am-2:00 pm

LifeSaver Retreats are one-day retreats (held one Friday a month) for Catholic 8th grade students.  The retreats, which are sponsored by Northwest Family Services and supported by the Archdiocese of Portland, focus on the dignity of human life, teen chastity, and other issues the students will face in the years to come.

April 28
Northwest Family Services, 6200 SE King Rd., Portland

May 5 at St. Cecilia Parish in Beaverton

Cost: $7, and pre-registration is required.  Contact Allie Labrousse at NW Family Services, ph. 503-546-6377, e-mail

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 April 28, May 15 and May 22.
Days of prayer and fasting for priests are April 25, Feast of St. Mark, Evangelist; May 10, St. Damian; and May 26, St. Philip Neri.

May 7, Fourth Sunday of Easter – Adoration with guided prayer at 3:00 pm, healing Mass at 4:00 pm, celebrant Fr. John Marshall

Mondays at 6:30 pm – class on the Early Church and first Fathers of the Church

May 20, 9:00 am-2:00 pm – Marian Retreat and Spring quarterly Donne gathering.  Mass Celebrant and Confessor Fr. John Marshall

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

Ave Maria Chorus Paschal performance
April 30, 1:30 pm at The Grotto

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