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

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 30-July 1

Holy Spirit retreat

Friday 6:30-9:00 pm
Sat.     8:00 am-4:00 pm

Designed to introduce people to the grace of being baptized in the Holy Spirit.  Video presentations by Ralph Martin, Patti Mansfield, Sr. Ann Shields, Dave Mangan and Peter Herbeck will inspire and challenge participants to pray with new fervor, “Come Holy Spirit and renew the face of the earth!”

$10 (includes coffee, light breakfast and lunch)
Childcare (including lunch) available for $5/child, $15/family maximum.  Deadline to sign up for childcare is Friday, June 23.

St. John the Apostle Church
417 Washington St., Oregon City

Contact Felix Barba, ph. 503-742-8210, e-mail

July 1

Ukrainian Day in Springfield

11:00 am-3:00 pm

A festival with a picnic-like atmosphere, this event features Veselka, Springfield’s 80-member Ukrainian dance troupe.  Besides dance performances at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, there will be tours of Nativity of the Mother of God Church at 1:00 pm.  Ukrainian and Slavic food available for purchase, including baked goods and beverages.

Free admission with food for purchase.

Nativity of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Church
704 Aspen St., Springfield

Contact parish office ph. 541-726-7309

July 4

Annual Chicken BBQ at St. James, Molalla

11:00 am-3:00 pm

For over 50 years St. James parishioners have been cooking up this unforgettable meal, including chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll and dessert.

Dinner (dine-in):  $11 with 1/2 chicken, $8 with 1/4 chicken
Chicken only “to go”:  $7 for 1/2 chicken

St. James Parish
301 S. Francis St., Molalla

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 9

17th annual DMOLF anniversary celebration

Celebrate the 17th anniversary of Divine Mercy and Our Lady of Fatima Crusade (DMOLF).  All of you in need of healing in body and spirit, please come and experience the overflowing mercy and healing power from our loving God!

10:20 am  Holy Rosary
11:00 am  Holy Mass celebrated by Fr. Ron Millican and other guest priests, followed by anointing with holy oil
1:00 pm    lunch and fellowship in the gym
3:00 pm   Divine Mercy Chaplet

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

Contact ph. 503-939-6906, e-mail

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July 10

Auditions for “Daughter of Light” play in Portland

6:00 pm

Teleios Traveling Theatre invites those ages 12 and up to audition for Daughter of Light, a one-act play that originally premiered in Houston.  The performances will honor the feast of Saint Philomena, the patron saint of youth, and her courageous example of purity and faithfulness to God.

Those auditioning need to bring a list of any scheduling conflicts from July 10-August 12 and a current photograph.

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

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

Portland SEEL information night

7:00 pm

The ministry of the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) brings people together for the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, prayer and spiritual companionship for nine months.  The Spiritual Exercises give the opportunity to immerse yourself in Ignatian prayer, experience personal growth and transformation, learn to seek God in all things, and draw nearer to Jesus by becoming a “contemplative in action.”

Loyola Jesuit Center, 3220 SE 43rd Ave. (3 doors down from St. Ignatius Church), Portland

Contact Janet Buck, ph. 503-951-8682

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

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July 11

“How to Attend Catholic Mass When I Don’t Know How”

7:00-8:30 pm

All are welcome to a presentation designed especially to help non-Catholics feel comfortable when they come to Mass.

St. Pius X Catholic Church
1280 NW Saltzman Rd., Portland

Contact Deacon Bob Little, ph. 503-213-1447, e-mail

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 17

Celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

6:30 pm  Rosary
7:00 pm  Mass celebrated by Fr. Maxy D’Costa
The investiture in the brown scapular will be given.

Fellowship and refreshments following Mass.

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

Contact ph. 503-786-9600

July 21-23

Annual men’s outdoor retreat: “Being a Man After God’s Own Heart”

This annual retreat, organized by the Knights of Columbus and St. Mary’s Parish in Mount Angel, will include fellowship, Liturgy of the Hours, Confession, Eucharistic Adoration and a Saturday Vigil Mass.  Retreat will be preached by Fr. John Arcidiacono of St. Joseph in Salem.

$75 (includes all meals); scholarships available.  Please register in advance; max. attendance is 50.

Location:  21750 S. Lewellen Rd., Beavercreek (between Molalla and Estacada)

Contact St. Mary’s Parish office ph. 503-845-2296

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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July 28 & 29

Rummage sale at St. Mary’s in Aumsville

9:00 am-4:00 pm both days

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

Contact ph. 503-362-6159

July 29

“A Day with Dante” in Silverton

8:00 am–3:00 pm

Come see how Classical education is different, experience Dante, and learn first-hand what Chesterton Academy brings to the Willamette Valley.  The intention of “A Day with Dante” is for a parent and child (7th grade and up) to experience a day of classical education with each other.

Event fee is $75 for parent and child.  Registration includes morning and afternoon breakout sessions (theology, history, Latin, art and music), lunch, student t-shirt, workbook and materials, and a few Chesterton Academy surprises.

St. Paul Church
1410 Pine St, Silverton

Contact Nick Plato, ph. 503-508-0335, e-mail

July 30-August 3

Festival of St. Stephen

St. Stephen’s Parish is hosting a festival in honor of its patron saint on Sunday, July 30, with food, live music by the Oregon Renaissance Band, and other festivities beginning at 12:30 pm.
On Thursday, August 3 at 7:00 pm, the festival will be crowned with a sung Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the Feast of the Finding of the Relics of St. Stephen.

St. Stephen Catholic Parish
1112 SE 41st Ave., Portland

Contact Matthew Knight, ph. 503-234-5019

August 11-12

“Daughter of Light” performance

7:00 pm  Friday
2:00 pm  Saturday

Teleios Traveling Theatre presents a one-act play, Daughter of Light, to honor the feast of Saint Philomena, the patron saint of youth, and her courageous example of purity and faithfulness to God.  There will be a musical prelude, and refreshments will be provided.

Admission by suggested donation: $5 per person, $20 per family.  Proceeds from the play go to fund Teleios Traveling Theatre’s youth drama program, Theatre of the Saints.  This program uses stories of the saints to help youth learn skills essential for theatre and the Christian life.
Tickets available in advance or at the door.

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

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

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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

24th annual Jim Altenhofen Golf Tournament

11:30 am   lunch
12:30 pm  shotgun start

This St. Vincent de Paul benefit tournament (team scramble format) is held in memory of Jim Altenhofen, who dedicated his time and talents to the Portland council.  Money raised will assist the St. Vincent de Paul Emergency Services Program.

Entry fee: $100 per player, which includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, lunch, barbecue dinner, prizes and more!  Registration deadline is August 11; after that date, entry will cost $120.

Glendoveer Golf Course
14015 NE Glisan St., Portland

Contact Brian Ferschweiler, ph. 503-234-5287, e-mail

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August 18-19

50th Anniversary of Catholic Charismatic Renewal

The Western Oregon Catholic Charismatic Renewal team invites you to its 50th jubilee celebration of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.  It will begin with Mass celebrated by Archbishop Alexander K. Sample on Friday the 18th and and will end with a healing Mass celebrated by Bishop Peter Smith on Saturday.

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

Contact 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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September 10

Knights of Columbus Council #7828 Charity Golf Tournament

10:00 am  registration and check-in
11:30 am   “shotgun” start

17th annual Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Tournament, sponsored by the St. Therese Council #7828.  Open to the public; no players under age 16.  Non-playing dinner guests are welcome at the Mexican fiesta-themed dinner (must pre-pay $20).

Entry price:  $400 per team of four, or $425 if registration received after August 15.  Includes a box lunch from RingSide, range balls, golf cart, dinner and team awards.  Optional “Team Super-Ticket” for an extra $60, which includes entry into the Lucky Golfer door prize drawing and the putting and chipping contest.  Plus, faster check-in!

Tournament charities include St. Mary’s School for Boys, Northwest Catholic Counseling Center, St. Therese School and Outdoor School, Mt. Angel Abbey, St. Vincent de Paul Society and others.

Glendoveer East Golf Club, Portland

Contact Ken Oliphant, ph. 503-701-4780, or Ron Becker, ph. 503-260-5727

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September 30

“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 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 29, July 14 and July 22.
Days of prayer and fasting for priests are July 11, St. Benedict; and July 25, St. James.

July 9, closing Mass for discernment retreat – Adoration at 3:00 pm, Mass at 4:00 pm

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