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

August 11-27

William Byrd Festival

Cantores in Ecclesia presents the 20th annual William Byrd Festival, featuring choral masterpieces by the great Renaissance composer William Byrd (1540-1623) and his contemporaries.  English organist and conductor Mark Williams returns to Portland to direct Cantores in Ecclesia during the festival.  The complete schedule includes a recital, six liturgical services, three public lectures and two concerts:  an opening concert on August 11 and a gala final concert on August 27.

All locations are in Portland:

Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 375 NE Clackamas St.
The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave.
St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 2408 SE 16th Ave.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave.

Admission for most events is free, with a free-will offering.  Tickets for the concerts on Aug. 11 and 27 are $25 general admission, $20 seniors & students; they are available in advance by phone at 1-800-838-3006, online at  Any remaining tickets will be available to purchase at the door.

Contact Dean Applegate, ph. 503-295-2811, e-mail

Cantores in Ecclesia provides Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony in liturgical contexts.  It has established itself as a leader in liturgical and early music performance, winning loyal supporters at home and top honors in international competition.

August 16

Lecture on Our Lady

7:00 pm

Fr. Ambrose Sigman, O.P. will offer this talk as an introduction to the place of the Blessed Virgin in the spiritual lives and theological visions of Christians of the first few centuries after Christ.  Fr. Sigman is studying for a doctorate at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome.

Aug. 16 – Contemplative Preacher of the Word

Holy Rosary Church, Siena Hall
375 NE Clackamas St., Portland

Contact parish office ph. 503-235-3163

Vocation Mass and Camino de Santiago presentation

7:00 pm  Mass celebrated by Fr. Jeff Eirvin and Fr. Gregg Bronsema
7:45 pm   presentation by Fr. Jeff and his father

All ages are encouraged to come for this special event!  After Mass, Fr. Jeff and his father will give a presentation on their recent pilgrimage to Camino de Santiago de Compostela, when they walked for ten days in Portugal and Spain for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.  Their walk supported vocation events in the Archdiocese of Portland, such as Quo Vadis Days, the Nun Run and discernment retreats.

Our Lady of the Lake Church
790 A Ave., Lake Oswego

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 19

Anniversary celebration of Our Lady of Fatima’s 4th apparition

7:30 am  Rosary
8:00 am  Mass
9:00 am  breakfast

The World Apostolate of Fatima hosts a 100th anniversary celebration of Our Lady of Fatima’s 4th apparition to the three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal.  After breakfast Fr. Amancio Rodrigues will provide a Fatima spiritual address, followed by an illustrated Fatima presentation and praying of the Angelus at 11:40 am.

No registration required; free will offering accepted.

Holy Rosary Church & Aquinas Hall
375 NE Clackamas St., Portland

Contact Brenda Schwartz ph. 503-914-8411, e-mail

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Monday August 21 – Total Eclipse of the Sun

Eclipse 101

The last time most Americans experienced a total solar eclipse was 1991.  In 2017, an estimated 500 million people will be able to observe the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse, in partial or total form: 391 million in the U.S., 35 million in Canada, and 119 million in Mexico (plus Central America and parts of South America and northwestern Europe) .

Event Locations

How to View the 2017 Solar Eclipse Safely


August 22

Celebration of the feast of the Queenship of Mary

6:30 pm  Rosary
7:00 pm  Mass celebrated by Fr. Gary Zerr

Fellowship and refreshments following Mass.

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

Contact ph. 503-786-9600

August 22, 23 & 24

Archdiocese of Portland Parish Leadership Gatherings

9:00 am-2:30 pm

Schedule includes Mass, discussions, Pastoral Center updates, lunch and time for sharing/networking and asking questions.  ​Twelve members of the Pastoral Center staff will be present and available for one-on-one discussion.

Participation is FREE!  Faith formation leaders and youth ministers especially encouraged to attend.  Also open to clergy, pastoral council members, committee chairs, volunteer coordinators and others who are involved in parish leadership.

Tues., Aug. 22
Shepherd of the Valley Catholic Church, 600 Beebe Rd., Central Point

Wed., Aug. 23
St. Alice Catholic Church, 1520 E. St., Springfield

Thurs., Aug. 24
St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1280 NW Saltzman Rd., Portland

Schedule and registration available at or call ph. 503-234-5334

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August 24

Information session on 2018 Italy pilgrimage

6:30-7:30 pm

Find out the plans for a pilgrimage to Italy with Fr. Tim Furlow, taking place June 19-28, 2018.  RSVP for the info. session by e-mail:

St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
corner of SW 18th Ave. and Couch St., Portland

August 25-26

Retreat for middle school girls

2:00 pm Friday-8:00 pm Saturday

Remarkably Average Sisterhood Retreat is for girls entering 6th-9th grade to come and learn what it means to be genuine women, and how as sisters in Christ, they must build up His Kingdom together, not separately.  The retreat will include Adoration, Mass and Reconciliation.

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

Register at

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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August 26

Pinky Dwyer Memorial Golf Tournament in Eugene

7:30 am check in, 8:00 am start

Knights of Columbus Council 1430 hosts its 32nd annual golf tournament to raise money for scholarships at O’Hara Catholic School and Marist Catholic High School in Eugene.

Golf:  adult $25, student $15
Awards luncheon following play:  adult $8, student $6

Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 1430, Whalen family and Fiddler’s Green Golf Course.  Additional sponsorship opportunities available.

Fiddler’s Green Golf Course, 91292 Hwy. 99N, Eugene

Contact Dan Landry ph. 541-510-8459

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Speak Up for Life Conference in Vancouver

9:00 am                        Votive Mass for Life
10:00 am—3:00 pm  conference in the Upper Hall

The Protect Life Crusaders of The Proto-Cathedral of St. James are hosting a “SPEAK UP FOR LIFE” conference with the support of Students for Life America.  The focus of the conference is to inspire and empower people to effectively speak up for life and be the voice for the most vulnerable.  The speakers include pro-life doctor Dr. William Toffler and Students for Life America speakers Katie Lodjic, Autumn Lindsay and John Guiher.  High school and college students, young adults and families of all ages encouraged to attend!

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

Please RSVP to e-mail or call the parish office ph. 360-693-3052

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Young adult Mass and barbecue with Archbishop Sample

5:30 pm

The Archdiocese of Portland and St. Mary’s Cathedral invite young adults ages 18-39 to Mass with Archbishop Alexander Sample, followed by a free barbeque in the cathedral’s courtyard.  No RSVP required.

St. Mary’s Cathedral, NW Couch St. and 18th Ave., Portland

Contact e-mail and

August 28

Fount of Mercy Healing Mass in Kelso

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

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

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September 9

Workshop on making changes

10:00 am-12:00 pm

This workshop will cover how to know when one is ready for change and how to decide what changes are most suitable.  Participants also will learn how to adapt effectively to change and how to manage life transitions.

Fee $30

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

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

September 9, 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.

Sept. 9 – Creation as Covenant
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

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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Summer’s End Festival in Lake Oswego

12:00-5:00 pm

Bring your friends, your family, and your neighbors to the Summer’s End Festival!  There will be great food prepared by the Knights of Columbus, a motorcycle-escorted parade down A Avenue, dance performance/demonstrations, DJ music, photo booth, kids’ activities, frisbee golf, fire truck and police vehicles to visit, and more!

On the menu:  pulled pork sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, watermelon, corn on the cob, potato salad and lemonade.

$10 for adult meal ticket, $7 for children 4-10 years old (includes all Funland activities plus bounce houses), $3 for Funland activities without a meal.  A donation of two cans of food to St. Vincent de Paul will give you free ice cream or a bag of popcorn.

Our Lady of the Lake Parish
650 A Ave., Lake Oswego

Please register in advance for the meals and bike rides –

September 11, 18 & 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 14-17

Mount Angel Oktoberfest – 52nd year!

Oktoberfest in Mount Angel, a celebration of the harvest in German style, a wonderful blend of family fun, music, food and beer.

For details and schedule, go to

September 15 & 17

“Daughter of Light” performance

7:00 pm  Friday
2:00 pm  Sunday

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

September 16

“Fiat” Catholic Women’s Conference

7:30 am-4:00 pm

“Fiat: Making Mary’s Yes Your Own” is a unique event showcasing women’s programs.  Come and see how they can transform women’s ministries at your parish or in your home.  Keynote speaker is Sonja Corbitt, author of Fearless and Unleashed, a “bible study Evangelista”, with additional speakers Heather Renshaw, Billie Olsen and Katherine Meeks.  Event sponsored by the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon.

$35 early bird price; $45 after August 16.  Ticket includes conferences, morning coffee and tea, a light lunch, access to Spirit-filled vendors and Eucharistic Adoration.

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

Details and registration at

Our Lady of Penafrancia celebration

10:30 am  Rosary
11:00 am  Mass

The Filipino community invites all to this yearly celebration.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
13715 SW Walker Rd., Beaverton

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 30

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 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 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 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

October 28

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

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

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

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 August 24, September 12, and September 21.
Days of prayer and fasting for priests are Aug. 28, St. Augustine; Sept. 13, St. John Chrysostom; and Sept. 26, Sts. Cosmas and Damian.

Aug. 25, birthday of Foundress Mother Mary Rose Therese – Adoration at 4:00 pm, Healing Mass at 5:00 pm with Fr. Bob Barricks.  A light meal will follow.
Sept. 17, Healing Mass with theme “The Joy of the Cross”.  Celebrant will be Fr. Bob Barricks.

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