Community Calendar

January 4-April 12

Awakening Faith program

7:00-9:00 pm

The Returning Catholic Ministry at Our Lady of the Lake Church invites the Catholic community to come together for conversation and reconnection with their Catholic faith in an environment of openness and hospitality.  Themed sessions will be offered in the parish center library on Wednesdays from Jan. 4 through March 8, with the possibility of an additional four Wednesday sessions afterwards.

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

Contact Irene Boone ph. 503-636-3125, e-mail or Margaret Jamieson ph. 503-635-2915, e-mail

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

On May 13, 2017, St. Mary’s Cathedral will host a Fatima centennial celebration.  Details provided at a later date.

Contact ph. 503-914-8411, or visit

February 24 & 25

Mount Angel Wurstfest

10:00 am-10:00 pm

Sponsored by Mt. Angel Chamber of Commerce, the 9th annual Wurstfest (sausage festival) is happening in the Mt. Angel Festhalle, with lots of music, dancing, great food and beverages.

For details go to

February 24-25

Northwest Catholic Men’s Conference

Friday 4:00 pm (registration) – Saturday 5:00 pm (final blessing)

Fathers and sons age 15 and up are welcome.  Featured speakers:  Most Rev. Thomas Daly, Bishop of Spokane; Most Rev. Liam Cary, Bishop of Baker; Fr. Daniel Maxwell of Hermiston, Fr. Kumar Udagandla of Pendleton; and Dave O’Neill, Director Catholic Center at University of Idaho

$40 (includes 3 meals).  Registration at

Pendleton Convention Center, 1601 Westgate, Pendleton

Contact St. Mary’s Parish ph. 541-276-3615


February 25

Workshop:  Using Spiritual Gifts to Relieve Depression

10:00 am-12:00 pm

Thomas P. Welch, MD, MA, DFAPA, in association with the Northwest Catholic Counseling Center, will explore the role of negativity and suffering in affecting depression and teach ways to use spiritual gifts to help lift depression.

Fee $30, to be paid at time of registration.  Pre-registration is required.

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

Contact ph. 503-253-0964

The Grotto’s 13th annual Crabfest

5:00 pm

All-you-can-eat buffet of shellfish, chowder, salad, dessert and beer or wine or non-alcolic beverages.  The evening will conclude with an opportunity to see the view from the Meditation Chapel in the upper level gardens.

$60 per person – register online, call ph. 503-254-7371, or e-mail
Seating is by tables of eight so if you have fewer, you may be seated with other guests.

The Grotto Conference Center, NE 85th & Sandy Blvd., Portland

February 26

YLI lasagna dinner & silent auction

12:00 doors open, 1:30 pm dinner

Queen of Roses Young Ladies’ Institute is holding its annual lasagna dinner and silent auction at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish gymnasium.  Proceeds benefit the Seminarian Burse providing money to educate our seminarians and to fund a Catholic high school scholarship.

$12.00 per adult, $5.00 for ages 6-12, free for age 5 and under.

Our Lady of Sorrows Parish gymnasium
corner of SE 52nd Ave. and Woodstock Blvd., Portland

Emmet Cahill in concert at the Old Church

8:00 pm

Award-winning Irish tenor and “Celtic Thunder” principal singer will perform in downtown Portland on Sunday, Feb. 26.  Emmet Cahill, a Catholic from Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland, is touring to promote his debut orchestral album, “Emmet Cahill’s Ireland.”

Tickets:  $30 general admission, $45 reserved seating with “Meet & Greet” before the concert.

The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave. (at Clay St.), Portland

February 27

The Case for Life – A Discussion on Abortion: an evening with Catholic Answers’ Trent Horn

6:00 pm

Come find out why the Catholic Church has consistently opposed the practice of abortion in America and in the whole world.  Event hosted by the Newman Center at Oregon State University.

Milam Auditorium (entrance on 26th St.), Oregon State Univ., Corvallis

Free admission and free parking along Monroe Ave. and in campus lots.

February 28

An Evening in Vancouver with Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC

Spend your Shrove Tuesday evening with Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, who is coming to Vancouver to speak on “The Rosary: Spiritual Weapon of Mary”.  He is a well-known conference speaker and the author of eight books, including the recently released “Champions of the Rosary”.  Hosted by Holy Redeemer, The Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater and St. John the Evangelist Parishes and the Southern Deanery Faith Formation Offices of the Archdiocese of Seattle, in partnership with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic High School.

5:00 pm – pre-talk Shrove Tuesday supper
The Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater, lower hall, 218 W. 12 St., Vancouver
Pay at the door:  adult $5.00, child $2.50

7:00 pm – talk and post-event reception and book signing
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton High School, 9000 NE 64th Ave., Vancouver
Tickets:  adult $10.00, student (18 and under) $5.00, family ticket $25.00.  Available at; limited tickets available at the door.

Contact Andrew Steele at the Proto-Cathedral, ph. 360-693-3052, e-mail

StElizASetonHS Calloway 2-17

February 28-March 2

Lenten retreat at Christ the King Parish

7:00 pm each night (including Mass on Ash Wednesday)

“Lord, Teach us to Pray” with Dr. Owen Cummings

Christ the King Church
7414 SE Michael Dr., Milwaukie

Contact ph. 503-659-1475.  Details at parish website

40 Days for Life, March 1-April 9

“40 Days for Life” is a time of prayer, fasting and peaceful witness in front of abortion clinics, Ash Wednesday, March 1 – Palm Sunday, April 9.  Please sign up for an hour of prayer with us.

Location:  outside Planned Parenthood, 3579 Franklin Blvd., Eugene (Glenwood area)
Contact:  Eileen, ph. 541-543-7168, e-mail, or Love, ph.541-521-7142, e-mail

Location:  outside the Planned Parenthood at 3727 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Days and times:  seven days a week, 7:00 am-7:00 pm (Please consider signing up for a regular hour.)
Contact:  Therese Ruesink ph. 503-997-1884, e-mail

40 Days vigil Portland Lent 17

Opening Prayer Vigil – Saturday, Feb. 25, 2:30 pm – with Fr. Eric Andersen and other dynamic speakers – at Friendly House Community Center, 1737 NW 26th Ave. (at Thurman St.), Portland

Location:  outside of Planned Parenthood at 11516 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Suite 2-E (at NE 116th Ave.)
Contact:  Gerry Parmantier, RN; ph. 360-831-7542

Opening ceremony:  Feb. 26, 2:00-3:00 pm one block north of 116th Ave. & Mill Plain Blvd.
Closing ceremony:  April 9, 2:00-4:30 pm at Pied Piper Pizza, 12300 NE Fourth Plain Blvd.

March 1

Ash Wednesday retreat

8:45 am-2:30 pm (doors open 8:00 am)

“Look Upon Him” with retreat master Abouna Jonathan Decker, MMJMJ

$40 per person, includes lunch

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

Register by e-mail or call ph. 503-649-7127

March 2-7

Saint Francis:  Troubadour of God’s Peace performances in Portland and SW Washington

Actor Sean Tivenan in his debut with St. Luke Productions captures the spirit of St. Francis in an inspiring one-man drama that incorporates state-of-the-art theatrical lighting, an artistic set evocative of the Italian countryside, and a lyrical soundtrack composed by Randall DeBruyn.  Suitable for all ages.  60 minutes

Admission by free-will offering

March 2, 7:00 pm
St. Juan Diego Catholic Church, 5995 NW 178th Ave., Portland
Contact parish ph. 503-644-1617

March 3, 7:00 pm
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 324 Oak St., Camas
Contact parish office ph. 360-834-2126

March 4, 7:00 pm
St. Peter Catholic Church
SE 87th Ave. between Foster Rd. and Woodstock Blvd., Portland

March 5, 6:30 pm
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 17010 NE 9th St., Vancouver
Contact parish office ph. 360-885-7780

March 7, 7:00 pm
Our Lady of Peace Retreat, 3600 SW 170th Ave., Beaverton
Contact ph. 503-649-7127

March 2, 8, 15 & 22

Portland SEEL prayer experience

7:00-8:30 pm

The ministry of the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) brings people together for four weeks to learn prayer practices taught by St. Ignatius, including the Examen of Consciousness, praying with Scripture, imaginative prayer and repetition in prayer.  Come deepen your relationship with God!

No cost, but advance registration is encouraged.

Jesuit High School, Canisius Chapel
9000 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy., Portland

Contact ph. 503-730-8870, e-mail

SEEL JesuitHS 3-17

March 3-5

St. Pius X Women’s Club Lenten Retreat at Our Lady of Peace

5:00 pm Friday until 12:00 noon on Sunday

All women are invited.  Fr. Theodore Lange will be the retreat master and give talks on the topic of “from the Cross to Resurrection with our Lady”.

Pre-registration required:  $160 for single room with shared bath (including meals and lodging); $110 commuter with meals.  Send payment to St. Pius X Women’s Club, 1280 NW Saltzman Rd., Portland OR 97229.

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

Contact Chris Kondrat, ph. 503-644-4816

March 3 & 4

In Mulieribus concert: “Madrigalia!”

7:30 pm

In Mulieribus’ 10th anniversary celebration continues with a concert of impassioned Renaissance madrigals and the world premiere of Canción de las siete doncellas (Song of the seven maidens) by Portland-based composer Craig Kingsbury, commissioned for In Mulieribus’ 10th anniversary.

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

The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave., Portland

Contact ph. 503-283-2913, e-mail

March 4

First Saturday Women’s reflection day

9:30-11:30 am

All women are invited to a morning of reflection with Carol J. Dempsey, OP, Ph.D., who will give a talk entitled “Drought, Hunger, and Sacred Space: Perils of Climate Change; Seeds of Hope – A Biblical Perspective.”  Focusing on biblical text, current statistics, and the thought of Pope Francis and John Muir, this presentation offers a picture of what is and a vision of what could be if only we would live and act prophetically.

Cost is free, and donations are gratefully accepted.

St. Cyril Catholic Church, Fireside Room
9205 SW 5th St., Wilsonville

Contact ph. 503-682-2332, e-mail

Virtual Pilgrimage to Lourdes

10:00 am-12 noon

The next best thing to visiting Lourdes itself is a pilgrimage journey without the travel!  North American Lourdes Volunteers will give a guided Lourdes experience; you will have the opportunity to touch the Grotto rock, experience the healing grace of Lourdes water, pray the Rosary, and receive a Eucharistic blessing.  A Plenary Indulgence, under the usual conditions, is granted to the faithful who attend a Virtual Pilgrimage with North American Lourdes Volunteers.

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

Contact Hayli, ph. 503-779-5201

March 5

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

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

March 7, 21 & April 4

First Exercises Lenten Retreat

7:00-9:00 pm

Join Jesuit High School’s Fr. Cy Whitaker, S.J., and Ignatian Formation Director Greg Allen as they lead you through prayer founded on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

To register, contact Greg Allen ph. 503-291-5493, e-mail

Jesuit High School, Canisius Chapel
9000 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy., Portland

Ignatian Lenten Retreat 3-17

March 10-12

Embracing the Mystery:  A Retreat for Married Couples

Friday 5:00 pm – Sunday 12:00 noon

Retreat directed by Father Thomas J. Loya, founder of Tabor Life Institute.  Presented by Teams of Our Lady, Portland, Oregon Sector A

$340/couple (includes meals and lodging), $260/couple for day commuters (includes meals); registration due by March 1.

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

Contact Bob and Kris Young, ph. 503-641-7452, e-mail



March 11

Fatima mini-retreat at St. Stephen’s

World Apostolate of Fatima invites all to join them in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima.

8:00 am  Adoration
9:00 am  Mass (followed by continental breakfast in the gym)
9:30-10:30 am  Confession
10:45 am  Talk (in the gym) by Fr. Eric Andersen on the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in 1917

Free will offering will be accepted.

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

Contact Brenda ph. 503-784-8039, e-mail; or Mary ph. 503-914-8411

Women’s Lenten Retreat:  He Will Give You REST

8:30 am-3:30 pm

Guest speakers Heather Renshaw and Ellie Peck

$25 per ticket – contact e-mail

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

Parenting workshop:  How to Unleash Your Child’s Hidden Potential

9:00 am-4:30 pm

Charles and Conceicao Solis, a Catholic husband and wife team from the REACH Family Institute, will teach attendees about the REACH Method of Holistic Brain Development by explaining child brain development during the first three years of life, teaching six best practices to accelerate development, and exploring practices to transform the function of children with special needs.

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

Pre-registration is required by calling 541-690-8747 or going to

Rise Up High School Youth Rally

12:30-9:00 pm

Mass celebrated by Bishop Peter Smith, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Confession
Keynotes, men’s and women’s sessions with speakers Paul J. Kim and Sr. Helena Burns, small group discussions
Music by The Thirsting

$40 early registration (includes dinner, snack and shirt); $50 after Feb. 28.  Contact a parish youth minister to register.

Jesuit High School, 9000 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy., Portland

Contact Kristin Mombert, ph. 503-213-1448, e-mail

RiseUpRally 3-17

St. Matthew’s Catholic School dinner and auction

4:30 pm – doors open

St. Matthew’s hosts its annual auction and dinner at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton.  Attire is formal.  Auction items available for bidding include exclusive sporting events, vacation destinations and more.

Tickets are $85 per person, $750 for a table of 10.

If you would like to donate any goods/services or help sponsor the auction, please contact the Auction Committee at e-mail or ph. 503-648-2512 ext. 271

Tiger Woods Center, Nike World Headquarters, One Bowerman Drive, Beaverton

March 12

St. Louis BBQ Annual Chicken Dinner

11:00 am-3:00 pm

During dinner hours there will be a “country store” with candy and baked goods, and raffle tickets will be sold for prizes.
Menu:  1/2 barbecued chicken, baked potato, green beans, coleslaw, dinner roll, homemade pie or cake and a beverage

$11 per adult, $7 per child age 12 and under.  Proceeds benefit the parish and school.

St. Louis Parish, 515 7th St., Gervais

Contact Susan Belleque ph. 503-951-2881, e-mail

St. Patrick’s Parish annual corned beef & cabbage dinner

11:30 am-6:00 pm

Authentic corned beef and cabbage dinner with available beer, wine and Irish coffee.  Take out available.  Silent auction and raffle, too!

$16 adults, $6 for children under age 10

St. Patrick Church hall/basement, 1623 NW 19th Ave., Portland

Contact Linda Lopez for info. or large group reservations, ph. 503-939-8919.

Archdiocese of Portland Ministry Forum: presentations on Theology of the Body

The Marriage & Family Life Office welcomes Sr. Helena Burns and Fr. Thomas Loya for presentations on the Theology of the Body, an under-utilized tool for the New Evangelization.

For those in parish ministry:  Practical Wisdom from Theology of the Body
1:30-4:45 pm

$15 per person – register at

For couples: “Catholic Date Night
5:00 pm  presentation by Fr. Thomas Loya
6:00 pm  couples’ dinner (on own)

Participants will be given follow up questions to discuss over dinner (restaurant options near St. Cecilia’s will be provided).

$10 per couple – register at

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

Contact Jason Kidd ph. 503-233-8304, e-mail

March 13 & 14

Theology of the Body talks in Mount Angel by Sr. Helena Burns, FSP
Sponsored by St. Mary’s Parish in Mt. Angel, Fr. Bernard Youth Center and the Archdiocese of Portland

March 13, 7:00-9:00 pm

“Living Out Theology of the Body” – for parents, grandparents, Marriage Preparation leaders, Faith Formation teachers and anyone involved in teaching the Catholic faith.  There will be two 40-min. sessions followed by question and answer time.

Free, but advanced registration is preferred.

March 14, 7:00-8:30 pm

“A Lens for Marriage” – for young adult singles and couples who are dating, engaged or married less than ten years.

$7 per person, $10 per couple. Free admission for parishioners of Saint Mary’s in Mt. Angel.

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

Contact Emma Seiler, ph. 503-845-4097, e-mail

Retreats at Mount Angel Abbey

March 17-19
Women’s silent retreat (rescheduled from January), led by Fr. Pius X, OSB
$180 single, $302 double, $82.00 commuter

March 24-26
Spiritual Healing Retreat, led by Kay Sprung, Pam Spencer and Br. Cyril Drnjevic, OSB
$220 single, $382 double, $122 commuter

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

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

March 18

St. Philip Neri Parish 3rd annual Lenten Seafood Festival

2 dinner seatings:  2:30 pm and 5:00 pm

Dinner includes a choice of half a Dungeness crab or two savory salmon cakes, homemade Boston clam chowder, shrimp cocktail, rustic bread, mixed green salad, beverage and ice cream.  Beer and wine available for purchase.

Call parish ph. 503-231-4955 to reserve your seating time and choice of entrée by March 13.  No sales at the door.
$32 per adult, $18 per child age 6-12 yrs., free for age 0-5

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


March 21

Date & Family Night at a Portland Trail Blazers game

7:00 pm

The Archdiocese of Portland Office of Marriage & Family Life partners with the Portland Trail Blazers to offer a special “Date & Family” night at the Moda Center this season – Blazers vs. Milwaukee Bucks in March.  Take your husband, wife, kids, God-children, grandchildren or friends.

Discounted tickets available starting at $10.  Order by Feb. 17.  Seating is limited.

Contact Jason Kidd, e-mail, ph. 503-233-8304

March 24-26

“Inflamed by Love” women’s silent weekend retreat

8:45 am-2:30 pm (doors open 8:00 am)

Our Lady of Peace Retreat in Beaverton hosts this women’s silent retreat with Fr. Theodore Lange.  The weekend begins with dinner on Friday evening and concludes after brunch on Sunday.

Suggested donation is $150 per person.

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

Register via ph. 503-649-7127 or e-mail

March 26-29

Camp Joshua

Camp Joshua is a four-day camp for students ages 16-21 to learn about the pro-life movement, how to help save babies, and meet other pro-life youth from all over Oregon.  Learn the basics, hear keynote speaker Alan Shlemon of Stand to Reason, get political action training, meet pro-life leaders at the state capitol, tour the capitol and a pregnancy support organization, and more!

Fee of $150 includes lodging, all meals, snacks, a trip to Portland and materials.  Scholarships available.  Registration is open until Feb. 24; forms and payment due by March 10.

Macleay Christian Retreat Center, 2887 74th Ave. SE, Salem

Contact Oregon Right to Life ph. 503-463-8563

April 1

Confident Catholics Workshop

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Our Lady of Peace Retreat House is hosting a workshop to strengthen you in witnessing to your faith.  After Mass at 9:00 am with Fr. Lucas Laborde, sessions will cover Speaking Strategies, Listening Strategies, Legal Protections of the Law in Oregon, Prayer as the Foundation of Apostolic Life and Resources for Learning about Your Faith.  Speakers will include Leandra Wolf, Fr. Lucas, Rolando Moreno, Christopher White and Tyler Smith.

$15 per person (includes lunch) – register online

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

OLP ConfidentCatholics 4-17

April 4

“A Testimony of Truth and Love”

10:00 am-12:00 noon

Powerful testimony by Paul Darrow, featured in the recent film “Desire of the Everlasting Hills”.  Paul is one of many individuals who have been impacted by the Courage apostolate, which assists men and women with same-sex attractions in living chaste lives in fellowship, truth and love.  As a Courage/Encourage chapter begins in the Archdiocese of Portland, Paul’s testimony is an opportunity to learn more about how this ministry can bear fruit in our local church.  Event includes the talk and time for Q&A and discussion.

This presentation is especially for clergy, pastoral staff and key volunteers but open to all.
Event is free; please register at:

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

Contact Miriam Marston, ph. 503-233-8324, e-mail

April 9

Northwest Family Services Mother-Daughter and Father-Son adolescent development programs

2:00-4:00 pm for girls aged 9-12 and their mothers or guardians
5:00-7:00 pm for boys aged 10-13 and their fathers or guardians

These programs provide a supportive environment and the opportunity for families to spend time together to prepare for the physical, emotional, and social changes that adolescents experience.

Registration is $15 per family per program, and pre-registration is required by Monday, April 3 at

Providence Portland Medical Center, social room
4805 NE Glisan St., Portland

NWFS MD prog 4-17

NWFS boys prog 4-17

April 22

Annual Oregon Right to Life Conference

8:45 am-5:30 pm

Featured speakers:  Randy Alcorn, Ryan Bomberger, Catherine Adair and Jewels Green

$40 adults, $30 students and seniors by April 14; or $50 adults, $35 students and seniors after April 14

Portland-Holiday Inn Airport
8439 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland

Contact ph. 503-463-8563


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

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


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.

Feb. 24
St. Rose of Lima Parish, 2727 NE 54th Ave., Portland

March 3 and 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

Catholics Can Come Home

Thursdays at 7:00 pm, beginning June 7

St. Francis Parish invites non-practicing Catholics to join us for a series of open-ended listening sessions.

St. Francis Catholic Church
15651 SW Oregon St., Sherwood

Contact Linda Blackwood, ph. 503-625-6185

Events with the Sisters of Reparation

Days of community prayer will be March 7 and 20.
Days of prayer and fasting for priests are March 8, St. John of God; and March 18, St. Cyril of Jerusalem.

March 12, Second Sunday of Lent – Stations of the Cross at 3:00 pm, Mass at 4:00 pm with Fr. John Marshall
March 26, Laetare Sunday – Stations of the Cross at 3:00 pm, Mass at 4:00 pm with Fr. Tim Mockaitis
April 9, Palm Sunday – Stations of the Cross at 3:00 pm, Mass at 4:00 pm with Fr. Jon Buffington
April 30 – Mass at 4:00 pm with Fr. John Marshall

Faith Alive, 3rd Thursday of each month through April, 7:00-8:30 pm.  A light meal will be served.
Classes on the Early Church and first Fathers of the Church are Mondays at 6:30 pm.

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

Ave Maria Chorus Paschal performances
April 6 at Laurelhurst Village
April 22 at St. Anthony
April 23 at Human Solutions benefit

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