Community Calendar

Lenten Prayer Kit for Marian Prayer Center

After severe flood damage in January, the Marian Prayer Center in Milwaukie is closed until the completion of repairs.  As a means of gathering awareness and support this season, they are offering a special Lenten Prayer Kit for a donation of $25 or more.  Each kit contains a Rosary and instruction card, Brown Scapular, Magnificat Lent booklet, Holy Water, St. Benedict medal, Miraculous Medal, blessed salt, Marian prayer recommended by Pope Francis, Divine Mercy & novena instruction card.

Please call ph. 503-786-9600 to order and make arrangements for local pick up or shipping.

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

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

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

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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

Closing ceremony:  April 9, 2:00-4:30 pm at Pied Piper Pizza, 12300 NE Fourth Plain Blvd.

Lent at The Grotto

Fridays in Lent
12:00 pm  Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
3:00 pm  Via Matris (Way of Our Sorrowful Mother) and Benediction in the Chapel of Mary

Saturdays in Lent
11:00 am-12:00 pm  Sacrament of Reconciliation

Holy Week

Palm Sunday, April 9
10:00 am  blessing of palms in the Grotto Plaza, Mass in the Chapel of Mary

Holy Thursday, April 13
No 12:00 pm Mass
7:00 pm  Feast of The Lord’s Supper in the Chapel of Mary

Good Friday, April 14
No 12:00 pm Mass
3:00 pm  Via Matris (Way of Our Sorrowful Mother) in the chapel
7:00 pm  Passion of the Lord in the chapel

Holy Saturday, April 15
No morning or noon Mass
11:00 am-12:00 pm  Sacrament of Reconciliation in the chapel
8:00 am  Easter Vigil in the chapel

Easter Sunday, April 16
10:00 am and 12:00 noon Masses in the chapel

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

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

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March 8-April 12

Lenten supper on Wednesdays

5:00-7:00 pm

Menu:  battered cod filets with tartar sauce, coconut shrimp or chicken tenders; french fries, malt vinegar, cole slaw and beverage.  Beer and wine available.

$8 per adult, $5 per child aged 7-15, $25 per family (immediate family members).  Credit cards accepted.

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

Parking available in the church lot on the west side of Columbia St.  Enter hall on east side of Columbia St. between 12th & 13th.

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Bishop Blanchet Council.  Contact Phillip Marceau, ph. 360-694-5662

March 24

Marian Prayer Center Reopening Blessing & Prayer Vigil

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

March 24-26

Trees of Life Ministries© Holy Spirit Healing Retreat, led by Kay Sprung, Pam Spencer and Br. Cyril Drnjevic, OSB
$220 single, $382 double, $120 commuter

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

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

“Inflamed by Love” women’s silent weekend retreat

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

March 26-30

Lenten Mission at Proto-Cathedral of St. James

You are invited for a 5-day mission titled “Why Be Catholic?”.  Fr. Ken Geraci of the Fathers of Mercy will lead the mission.

Schedule for each day
12:10 pm Mass with mission talk afterward (not Sunday)
7:00 pm  mission talk (same content as afternoon)
– Confessions at 11:00 am (not Sunday), 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm –

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

Contact parish office ph. 360-693-3052

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Lenten Reflections with Holy Cross priests

7:00 pm

March 29:  “Encountering the Demon at Gerasa: A Lenten Spirituality for Recovery of Self” with Fr. Jeff Cooper, CSC
April 5:  “The Cross and Lenten Hope” with Holy Cross seminarian Brendan Ryan

Holy Redeemer Church
25 N. Rosa Parks Way, Portland

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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  or you can email for registration details

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

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Parish Emergency Preparedness Training for Ushers/Greeters in Springfield

9:00-11:00 am

St. Alice Catholic Church is offering Parish Emergency Preparedness Training, open to all vicariate ushers, greeters and parish staff.  Translation service will be available.  Presentations will include handling medical emergencies and physical security measures.  Springfield Police Department will present information on services it provides to the religious community.

St. Alice Parish Life Center, 1520 E St., Springfield

Please register and include the total number of attendees from your parish.  Contact Mike Whitney, ph. 541-954-1729, e-mail

Knights of Columbus 7th annual Old-Fashioned Fish Fry

4:00–7:00 pm

All-you-can-eat cod, fries, slaw & dessert.  Beer, wine and soda available.

Pre-sale: $20 adult ($23 at the door), $15 ages 5-10, free for kids under age 5.  Tickets available at the St. Therese parish office and after select Masses.

St. Therese Catholic Parish, 1260 NE 132nd Ave. (at Halsey), Portland

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April 2

Human Trafficking Silent Prayer Vigil

11:15-11:45 am

Please join together to pray for victims and an end to human trafficking.

St. Andre Bessette Catholic Church
601 W. Burnside St., Portland

Informational meeting on Mount Angel mission/pilgrimage to Egypt

2:00-4:00 pm

The Friends of Mount Angel is recruiting participants, medical and non-medical, for its Fall 2017 mission/pilgrimage to Egypt, which will be led by Fr. Odo Recker, OSB, and LaVern Hayworth, Associate Director of Oblates.  They will put on two medical clinics for the poor; one in Cairo and one in the desert at the invitation of the Coptic Patriarch.  Experience daily Mass and prayer at holy sites as well as enjoying the wonderful hospitality of the Egyptian people.

At the informational meeting they will discuss safety, the political situation in Egypt, details on the Medical Mission and the Holy Family Trail sites in Egypt, places where ancient tradition holds that the Holy Family visited and resided during their refuge in Egypt.

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

Contact LaVern Hayworth, ph. 541-567-9708, e-mail

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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

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April 9

Prayers for Life

1:00 pm – Prayer service including the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the culture of life.

St. Agatha Catholic Church
7960 SE 15th Ave., Portland

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

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April 11 & 27

Help & Hope Tours at Catholic Community Services of Lane County

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

April 11, 12:00-1:00 pm
Springfield Community Service Center, 1025 G St., Springfield

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

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

April 14

Ecumenical Walk of the Cross in Beaverton

10:00 am-12 noon

Christians from every denomination are invited to join in the Walk of the Cross for Peace and Justice, a one-mile pilgrimage through downtown Beaverton on Good Friday.  Walking with a cross from station to station, participants will reflect, pray and share stories of injustices experienced, as well as witness to Christ’s power for transformation and resurrection present in our community.

Starting point:
Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ
5150 SW Watson Ave., Beaverton

Contact Eileen Sleva, ph. 503-747-0050, e-mail

April 15

Workshop:  Letting Go of Perfectionism

10:00 am-12:00 pm

Compulsive, unceasing pursuit of unobtainable goals in order to measure self-worth by successes often causes us to feel stressed and exhausted.  At this workshop, a professional counselor helps uncover what drives the harsh self-judgment that destroys our self-empowerment.

Fee $30, to be paid at time of registration.

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

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

April 20

“Heaven and Earth:  A Tale of Two Kingdoms”

7:00 pm

Ryan Mainard will speak about how Christians are to live in the world while striving for the goal of heaven.

Christ the King Parish Center
11709 SE Fuller Rd., Milwaukie

Contact parish, ph. 503-659-1475

April 22

Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women biennial conference

8:30 am  registration
9:00 am  business meeting
Talks begin at 9:20 and continue after Mass and lunch until 2:30.

The ACCW will hold its “Building Fellowship and Witness” conference at St. Therese Parish in NE Portland.  Archbishop Emeritus Vlazny will celebrate Mass at midday.  Speakers for the day include Janice Carleton and representatives from Catholic Charities.

$40 fee – Send payment to Barbara Francescon, 11508 SE 48th Ave., Milwaukie OR 97222

St. Therese Social Center, NE 132nd Ave. & Halsey St., Portland

Contact Sue Anker, ph. 503-252-2574 or Barbara Francescon, ph. 503-659-3034.

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


Royal Rosarian Blessing of the Festival and Memorial Service

11:00 am-12:30 pm

St. John Fisher Parish is hosting the Blessing of the Festival, which includes a memorial service for members of the Rose Festival Foundation, Portland Rose Society, Royal Rosarians and Blueback Submarine Council/Navy League of the U.S. who have died in the last year.  Archbishop Alexander K. Sample will lead the ceremony.  Formal rose planting and reception following the service.

St. John Fisher Church, 7007 SW 46th Ave., Portland

Contact ph. 971-266-1852 or go to the calendar at

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April 23 – Divine Mercy Sunday celebrations

at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 447 SE 3rd Ave., Hillsboro

3:00 pm Adoration, singing and prayers
4:00 pm Reconciliation service

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

4:30 pm Divine Mercy Chaplet and Reconciliation
5:30-7:30 pm Sunday Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, International Rosary, music and Benediction

Sponsored by Blessings from Heaven Catholic bookstore in Beaverton.  For more information, call Blessings from Heaven, ph. 503-644-1814 or find “Blessings from Heaven Catholic Bookstore” on Facebook.

April 28

“Block Party” fundraiser for Northwest Catholic Counseling Center

6:00-9:00 pm

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

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

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

Contact ph. 503-253-0964

May 4

Stand Up Girl Gala Banquet in Salem

6:00 pm

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

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

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

May 5-7

Men’s silent retreat: “Growth in Prayer”

6:00 pm Friday-brunch on Sunday

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

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

May 6

Workshop:  Insights Into Grief and Loss

10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

Fee $30

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

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

St. Rita Catholic Community annual silent auction and dinner

6:30–10:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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May 7

Sing of Mary concert and Rosary with Donna Cori Gibson

6:00 pm

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

Free admission

Christ the King Church
11709 SE Fuller Rd., Milwaukie

Contact ph. 503-659-1475

May 18

Stand Up Girl “Night to Remember” in Portland

6:00 pm

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

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

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

May 26-June 4

Archdiocesan Novena Pilgrimage to Pentecost

For the 100th year celebration of Our Lady of Fatima, The Knights of Columbus and Schola Cantus Angelorum invite you to a Novena Pilgrimage in preparation for Pentecost.  Each day will center on a Holy Mass celebrated at a different historic church.  The Masses will be celebrated by priests serving in the archdiocese, and Archbishop Alexander Sample and Cantus Angelorum will chant the liturgical music.

Cost of the pilgrimage:  $25, payable to The Brigittine monks.  Overnight accommodation at the Brigittine Priory available for $45 per night.

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June 8

11th annual St. John the Apostle Eagle Open Golf Tournament

11:30 am  check in
1:30 pm  shot-gun start
6:00 pm  banquet dinner

Four-person scramble to benefit St. John the Apostle Catholic School, which has been educating families in the Oregon City area since 1844.

$125 early registration, $140 after May 1.  Includes 18 holes, cart, range balls, dinner, refreshments and gift.  With Events Package, $160 early, $175 after May 1.  Foursomes and individual events also available.

Registration and details at

Stone Creek Golf Club
14603 S. Stoneridge Dr., Oregon City

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June 16-18

Weekend retreat at Mount Angel Abbey

“Loving Jesus with the Pure Heart of Mary:  A Centennial Celebration of Our Lady of Fatima” with Fr. Pius X Harding, OSB and Fr. John Paul Le, OSB

$180 per person/single, $302 double, $82 for commuters

Mount Angel Abbey Guest House
1 Abbey Dr., Saint Benedict OR 97373

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

June 23

Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay

For further information and a full list of participating shrines and times, go to or e-mail

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July 10-14

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.  Each day’s schedule will include morning prayer, Mass, classes, Eucharistic Holy Hour and an evening lecture.

Speakers this year are Fr. John Horgan; Sr. Mary Rose Chinn, +JMJ; Dr. Michael Gama of the Avila Institute; and Fr. Sean Weeks.

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

Contact ph. 503-649-7127, e-mail

Register at

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August 17-22

Nun Run & Spanish Missions trip for discerning women

Communities that will be visited include Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Ignatius Church, Contemplative Dominicans, Mission Santa Clara, Cristo Rey Monastery, Servants of the Lord and the Virgin Matará, Missionaries of Charity, Poor Clare Nuns, San Borroméo de Carmelo Mission Discalced Carmelites.

$175 (includes travel, lodging and meals) – scholarships available.  Register by June 1; $75 deposit due at registration.

Contact Sarah Kresse, ph. 503-233-8368, e-mail

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August 18-30

Carmelite Pilgrimage to Spain and Portugal

Join pilgrims and Fr. Eric Andersen in a Fatima centennial visit to Portugal and Carmelite sites in Spain.
$3,950 per person (with flight from Portland) or $2,550 per person (not including flight)

Contact Bret Thoman at St. Francis Pilgrimages, ph. 404-418-6683, e-mail


October 20 & 21

Holy League 2nd annual Catholic Men’s Conference

Mark your calendars!  Speakers will include Bishop Peter Smith, Father Bill Casey, Doug Barry and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers.

Mount Angel Community Festhalle
500 Wilco Highway NE, Mount Angel

Adapted Masses in the Willamette Valley

Special, shorter Masses for people with physical and developmental disabilities and illnesses.  All are welcome!

1st Sunday of each month at 3:00 pm (in Spanish)
St. Alexander Church
170 N. 10th Ave., Cornelius

1st Tuesday every other month at 5:30 pm
Queen of Peace Church
4170 Pullman Ave., Salem

2nd Sunday of each month at 12:30 pm
St. Rose Church
2727 NE 54th Ave., Portland

4th Sunday of each month at 2:45 pm
St. Pius X Church
1280 NW Saltzman Rd., Portland
Contact ph. 503-644-5264

Adapted Mass in Vancouver

Special Mass for people with disabilities, their families and friends.  The physical environment of the church is adapted, and the Mass is abbreviated as in a children’s liturgy.  There is ample opportunity for spiritual and emotional support during hospitality time after Mass.

10:30 am on the 3rd Saturday of every other month:  October, December, February, April, June, August

Holy Redeemer Church
17010 NE 9th St., Vancouver

Contact Mary Sutter, ph. 360-892-0951, e-mail

Marian Prayer Center prayer group

Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 pm

Intercessory prayer, the Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Stations of the Cross
Join us in praying for peace.

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

Northwest Family Services LifeSaver day retreats

9:00 am-2:00 pm

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

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

May 5 at St. Cecilia Parish in Beaverton

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

Weekly “As By a New Pentecost” DVD retreat

7:00-8:30 pm on Wednesdays

After the introductory session on May 25, we will meet weekly, using Renewal Ministries’ DVDs based on the Life in the Spirit seminar.

St. Frederic Catholic Church, Room 5
175 S. 13th St., St. Helens

Register by Wednesday, May 25

Contact Betty Foll, ph. 971-203-4968 or Cristela Daniel, ph. 206-766-8143

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 April 7, April 28, May 15 and May 22.
Days of prayer and fasting for priests are April 11, Tuesday of Holy Week; April 25, Feast of St. Mark, Evangelist; May 10, St. Damian; and May 26, St. Philip Neri.

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

April 20, 7:00-8:30 pm – final Faith Alive for the season.  The topic will be St. Josephine Bakhita.  A light meal will be served.
Mondays at 6:30 pm – class on the Early Church and first Fathers of the Church

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

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

Ave Maria Chorus Paschal performances
April 2, 1:30 pm at Calaroga Terrace
April 6, 2:00 pm at Laurelhurst Village
April 22, 1:30 pm at St. Anthony
April 30, 1:30 pm at The Grotto

Monthly Filipino-American Mass

Community Mass at 5:00 pm on the 3rd Sunday of the month.  Reception follows at the Gathering Area.  Celebrant is Fr. Paulo Dayto, parochial vicar of St. James in McMinnville.

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

Monthly Holy League Holy Hours for men, Salem

1st Wednesdays of the month at 7:30 pm

The Holy League is part of a national Catholic solidarity movement for men.  All men are welcome, young and old!  Incorporates Eucharistic adoration, prayer, short spiritual reflections, Sacrament of Confession, Benediction and fraternity; encourages consecration to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Purest Heart of St. Joseph.

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

Contact James Thurman at St. Joseph parish office, ph. 503-581-1623 or 503-989-5207.

Monthly Taize service for peace and healing

Taize prayer service is held on the 2nd Friday of each month at 7:00 pm in SE Portland.  Experience prayer, candlelight, music, scripture, intercessions and silent meditation.

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