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 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

Monday nights beginning October 23

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.

November 6-December 5

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.  Weekly meetings will be on six consecutive Tuesdays, with consecration to Mary on Friday, December 8 after the 8:00 am Mass.

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

Contact Kathie, ph. 503-348-1571, e-mail

Mondays in November

Mission on the Holy Spirit

7:00-9:00 pm

Registration is free, and a free-will offering will be taken.  Please register by e-mail to (with subject line “Mission of the Holy Spirit”), or at the door on Nov. 6 starting at 6:00 pm.

St. Anne Parish, Room 1-4
1015 SE 182nd Ave., Portland

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November 21

Celebration of the feast of the Presentation of Our Lady

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

November 24-December 30 (except Dec. 25)

The Grotto’s 30th Annual Christmas Festival of Lights

5:00-9:30 pm

Presenting the sights, sounds and sensations of the season, The Grotto’s Festival of Lights is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world, featuring nearly 160 indoor holiday concerts in the chapel.  Continuous family entertainment in The Grotto’s plaza area includes outdoor caroling, puppet shows and a live petting zoo.  Festive foods and beverages will be available for purchase, as will seasonal items in the gift shop.  Visitors are encouraged to bring a donation of canned or dry food for Snow-Cap, an East County food bank.

Tickets:  $11 general admission, $10 seniors and military, $6 children aged 3-12, free for ages 2 & under.  Tickets sold at the Grotto Gift Shop during regular shop hours and at the gate during the festival, 5:00-9:30 pm.  Parking is free, and there will be a new free shuttle from the St. Rita Parish parking lot.

Volunteers still needed!  Contact Vinci Paterson, ph. 503-261-2433, e-mail

The Grotto
NE 85th & Sandy Blvd., Portland

November 24

Songs for Jesus vocal concert

7:00-8:30 pm

GOOD N.E.W.S. (New Evangelization with Song)!  Hits gleaned from Broadway, show tunes, pop, classics, and an original or two; sung by Denise Tomasovic with Elisa Morelli, accompanist.  Share the joy, and bring friends!

No admission charge

St. Cecilia Catholic Church
5105 SW Franklin Ave., Beaverton

November 26

Julie Hoy’s 21st annual Giving Thanks Concert

6:30-7:45 pm

Join Julie and her band of talented musician friends for an evening of inspiration and fellowship.

No admission charge.  Donations will be accepted in support of Julie’s ministry.  CDs and books will be available for purchase.

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

Contact church office ph. 503-364-7202

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November 27

Fount of Mercy Healing Mass in Kelso

6:00 pm  praise music
6:30 pm  Mass with Bishop Peter Smith and Father Ochs, followed by healing prayer with Bishop Peter Smith, Fr. Ochs and the ANAWIM prayer teams.

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

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November 28

Michael Allen Harrison benefit concert with Julianne Johnson

7:00 pm

St. Philip Neri Church kicks off the holidays by hosting a piano concert by Michael Allen Harrison, with Julianne Johnson’s powerful, joyful singing.  The Altar Society will host a post-concert reception featuring traditional homemade cookies.

$15 regular admission, $25 preferred seating.  Proceeds will go to the St. Philip Neri Altar Society.  Purchase tickets by phone 503-231-4955 or at the door.  Free parking.

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church
2408 SE 16th Ave. (at Division), Portland

Contact parish office ph. 503-231-4955

November 29

Advent day retreat

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

“Preparing for Glory:  Applying the Messages of Fatima to Daily Life”
Retreat master:  Fr. Gabriel Mosher, OP

$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

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

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December 2

St. John Bosco High School benefit dinner honoring Gayle Atteberry

4:30 pm social, followed by dinner and program

Gayle Atteberry, recently retired executive director of Oregon Right to Life, will be honored for her over 20 years of service to the pro-life cause.  The highlight of the evening will be a talk by Mrs. Atteberry and the presentation to her of an honorary diploma.

$10 per person – Purchase at

St. John Bosco High School
10327 River Rd. NE, Salem

Contact ph. 503-838-7101

December 2-5

“Living the Sacramental Life: Encountering God Hiding in Plain View” Parish Mission

5:30 pm Mass Sat.
8:00 & 10:30 am Masses Sunday
7:00-8:00 pm Monday and Tues.

Presented by Holy Cross priest Father Pat Hannon, C.S.C.  Fr. Pat will preach at the weekend Masses on Saturday and Sunday, as well as giving the mission talks on Monday and Tues. evenings.

Free will offering accepted

All Saints Catholic Church
3847 NE Glisan St., Portland

Contact ph. 503-232-4305, e-mail

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December 3

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

Sacred Heart Parish BBQ chicken dinner

11:00 am-3:00 pm

Dinner menu:  1/2 barbecued chicken, baked potato, green beans, coleslaw, roll, homemade pie or cake and beverage.  Dinners to-go available.  Visit the “Sweet Shop & Country Store” for gifts, crafts, homemade baked goods and candy, Christmas greens and wreaths.  Event will raise funds for the parish and school activities.

$11 adult, $7 child age 12 and under

Sacred Heart-St. Louis Parish, 485 7th St., Gervais

Contact ph. 503-792-4231

“Out of Chaos” Advent meditation

4:00 pm

Teleios Traveling Theatre presents a a creative Advent meditation to help prepare your heart for Christmas.  Pre-show music and reception with hors d’ouevres will begin at 3:30 pm.

Admission by suggested donation: $5 per person; tickets available in advance or at the door.

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

Contact Nicole Scofield, ph. 503-332-4431 or e-mail

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December 3-5

Parish mission in Eugene

7:00-8:00 pm

All are welcome to this parish mission conducted by Fr. Ron Hoye of Vincentian Parish Missions (

St. Mark Catholic Church
1760 Echo Hollow Rd., Eugene

Contact ph. 541-689-0725, e-mail

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December 5-9

Blessings from Heaven Catholic Bookstore and Gift Shop will have an assortment of Christmas items and gifts ideas for sale during its annual Open House.

Blessings from Heaven
4755 SW Tucker Ave. (behind the Beaverton Library), Beaverton

Contact ph. 503-644-1814

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

Day of Recollection at Mount Angel Abbey

9:00 am-2:30 pm

Led by Fr. Jacob Stronach, OSB
Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, conferences on Mary and the Rosary, noon prayer, lunch & refreshments

$25 per person (includes lunch)

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

Contact ph. 503-845-3025, e-mail

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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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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.

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

December 10-14

Fathers of Mercy parish mission in Eugene

7:00 pm  Sunday
1:00 & 7:00 pm  Monday-Thursday (EXCEPT Tues. will be 5:30 pm instead of 7:00 pm)

Fathers of Mercy priest Father Louis Guardiola will lead this parish mission with a theme of the Eucharist and Eucharistic Adoration.  Confessions offered after the afternoon sessions and before and after the evening sessions. Conference topics will be:

Sunday – The Holy Eucharist: Sacrifice, Communion and Talk Presence
Monday – The Importance and Value of Eucharistic Adoration
Tuesday – The Sacred Heart and the Holy Eucharist
Wednesday – Angelic Eucharistic Warfare and the Fatima Appearances of Angel of Pardon and Peace
Thursday – Our Lady: Model and Teacher of Eucharistic Adoration

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

Contact ph. 541-342-1139

December 11-14

Advent Mission at the Proto-Cathedral of St. James

You are invited to the parish’s 4-day mission on “The Holy Eucharist: Shadows and Fulfillment”.  Fr. Ben Cameron of the Fathers of Mercy will lead the mission.

Schedule for each day:
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 after both mission talks

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

Contact parish office ph. 360-693-3052

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December 11

The Archbishop’s Lecture Series:  The Unintended Reformation:   How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society

7:00-9:00 pm

Dr. Brad Gregory will speak on the topic of the Reformation.  Dr. Gregory specializes in the history of Christianity in Europe during the Reformation era and on the long-term influence of the Reformation on the modern world.

No cost, but free will offerings will be accepted.  Please RSVP at

The Archbishop’s Lecture Series offers all people of the Archdiocese of Portland the opportunity to reflect with distinguished Catholic intellectuals, authors and scholars on compelling topics concerning Catholic faith and its relationship to the modern world.

Aquinas Hall at Holy Rosary
1333 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Portland

Contact Rolando Moreno, e-mail

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December 16

Ad Lucem’s 6th annual Christmas Concert and Carol Sing

1:00 pm

Come join in this opportunity to prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth.  The audience will be invited to sing favorite traditional carols with the performers interspersed between lesser-known, beautiful Christmas songs, plus a few instrumental songs and related scripture readings.  Featured performers will be vocalists Alison Seeber, John Seeber, Julie Tourtellotte, and Bill & Bev Ratajak and instrumentalists Jeremy Arrant, Amy Isted, Bev Ratajak and Silverton composer Christopher Wicks.

Admission free but donations gratefully accepted

St. Paul Catholic Parish
1410 Pine St., Silverton

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 November 22.
Day of prayer and fasting for priests is November 24, St. Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions

Faith Alive sessions have resumed at 6:30-8:00 pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month (until April).  Discussions for this year will be based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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 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.

December 6
January 3
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