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Advent and Christmas traditions bring families together
(CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
A family prays in front of a creche following a Divine Liturgy marking the feast of the Nativity at Holy Family Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lindenhurst, N.Y., Jan. 7. Churches in the Ukraine observe Christmas on Jan. 7, according to the Julian calendar. To accommodate a large influx of new immigrants who cling to the traditions of their homeland, Holy Family celebrates the feast on Jan. 7 and Dec. 25.
(CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
A family prays in front of a creche following a Divine Liturgy marking the feast of the Nativity at Holy Family Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lindenhurst, N.Y., Jan. 7. Churches in the Ukraine observe Christmas on Jan. 7, according to the Julian calendar. To accommodate a large influx of new immigrants who cling to the traditions of their homeland, Holy Family celebrates the feast on Jan. 7 and Dec. 25.
To avoid getting swept up in the consumerism and stress, families can establish simple, meaningful, inexpensive traditions for Advent and Christmas. These are the memories that last long after the gifts have been unwrapped.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Happy birthday, Pope Francis
VATICAN CITY — Thousands of tango dancers, mostly from Italy, flocked to St. Peter's Square Dec. 17 to wave their white scarves that said "A Tango for Pope Francis" and cheer along with tens of thousands of other people at a papal audience that coincided with Pope Francis’ 78th birthday.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Champions crowned
CYO completed the 2014 fall sport season crowning several teams with championships representing several of the Catholic schools in and around Portland and all the way to Stayton.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
This St. Nick is closer to faith tradition
MOUNT ANGEL — “Holy, Holy, Holy.” That’s how St. Nicholas greets everyone at St. Mary, St. Luke, Sacred Heart and St. Patrick parishes in the region, as well as at Holy Family Academy, Mount Angel Seminary and care facilities.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
2014 Christmas Mass schedule
Mass schedules were provided by the parishes of western Oregon. If a parish isn’t listed, please check the bulletin or call the parish office with the help of the Oregon Catholic Directory. For maps, go to the Parish/School Life section of catholicsentinel.org. Masses are in English unless noted otherwise.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Theft at the Grotto

At the Grotto in Northeast Portland, three bronze plaques representing the mysteries of the rosary, each valued at $15,000, were stolen.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014
WATCH: 'She comes to the humble'

“She comes to the humble and simple in this world,” Archbishop Alexander Sample said in Spanish. “Remember how she appeared at Fatima and Lourdes — she appeared to young children, those simple of heart, for they are the ones who are more open and receptive to the message of God.”


Monday, December 15, 2014
Tribunal helps people find truth of past marriages
“We are not judging the guilt of the parties, we are judging the validity of the marriage,” says Father John Boyle, director of the Tribunal. “We are not interested in apportioning blame. We are interested in helping people find the truth.”
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Therapy dog calendar sales support hospital programs
These aren’t your average canine calendar models. Providence St. Vincent Hospital has 14 therapy dogs that work throughout the hospital, providing comfort and stress reduction to patients, families and caregivers. They work in all areas of the hospital – emergency room, pediatrics, surgery waiting area, oncology, etc.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Guadalupe feast under way
SALEM — St. Joseph Church here last night held the vigil of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. A holy day celebrated in almost all parishes of Oregon bonds a community in faith. Tonight, a Mass with Archbishop Alexander Sample presiding is set for 7 p.m. at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th St. NE in Salem. A program of music and dance begins at 4 p.m.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Immigration reform reaction mixed
On Nov. 20, the Obama administration announced it will take initial steps to reform the nation’s immigration system.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
A big thank you

The work of Catholic Charities is integral to the Church in western Oregon, and with “new leadership and energy” is moving forward, Archbishop Alexander Sample told a group of the organization’s supporters at a lunch Dec. 9.

 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Benefit supports healthcare access
A fundraiser, which supports nonprofits that improve healthcare for impoverished patients through mobile medical clinics and training of hospital technicians, is set for 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Scouts sell trees at parish lot
For 34 years, Troop 351 of the Boy Scouts have been selling Christmas trees from the parking lot of St. Ignatius Church in Southeast Portland.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Rams power to second straight title
After years as the protègè, Central Catholic quarterback Sean Dack proved he was more than ready to lead from the very first snap of the season. His Rams defeated then second-ranked Jesuit in the season opener and never looked back.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Helping agency re-accredited
Catholic Community Services of the Mid-Willamette Valley and Central Coast has been reaccredited by the Council on Accreditation. The decision came after the council reviewed the agency and its practices.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Auction helps Mexican mission
The Tarahumara Children's Hospital Fund of Oregon held its 16th annual benefit Oct. 4 at Portland’s Riverside Golf and Country Club for 171 guests.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
WATCH: A 'radical force'
ST. BENEDICT — People in consecrated life will be a “radical force” in the renewal of the Catholic Church of western Oregon. That’s the message from Archbishop Alexander Sample, who spoke Dec. 5 to open a year focusing on religious sisters, brothers, priests in religious communities, consecrated virgins and hermits.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Catholic women meet for prayer, action
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Catholic women from across the nation gathered for liturgies, presentations and community at the National Council of Catholic Women convention here.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Helping children thrive
How brain development relates to advances in ability is the topic of a workshop set for for 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Holy Rosary Parish in Northeast Portland. The session is meant for parents concerned about autism, Asperger’s, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, dyslexia, learning difficulties, attention deficit disorder and brain injury.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Timbers' defender embraced faith when injured
The soccer season ended earlier than anyone on the Portland Timbers wanted. They’ll have a few months to think. For defender Danny O'Rourke, a vibrant Catholic faith life will probably help him make sense of it all. 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Priest hosts piano performance
Father Harry Holwell, a retired pastor from Cave Junction, invited his fellow priests from the St. John Vianney community residences to another one of his piano concerts in early October.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
WATCH: Befriend those who disagree
Josh Brahm is a straight, Christian, pro-life campaigner from California. Deanna Unyk is a gay atheist college student from Canada who was a pro-choice blogger. They have become best friends.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Emitting joy
The radiant Holy Spirit Sisters sang, chanted, beat drums, and shook rattles during a lively Mass commemorating the end of their Golden Jubilee year.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Single parenting
No matter how it’s done, raising children is never easy, and single parenting comes with a unique set of challenges. But in their faith communities, single parents can find support. 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Don't grieve alone: Parishes offer outreach after death of a loved one
When you lose a loved one, your parish is there for you. In addition to individual acts of love and support, some parishes offer organized responses to help those who are grieving. These include robust meals sent to the house, funeral planning, support groups, luncheons after the funeral and memorial prayers through the year. 
Monday, December 1, 2014
Update: Digging ancient Christianity
On an abandoned Mallorcan farm, crews dug a trench two meters wide by five meters long. On that morning, scientists, theologians and workers were thrilled to find just what they were looking for — an ancient Christian grave.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Vet to speak at UP
The University of Portland will host a conversation with Dale Bowlin, a World War II prisoner of war and veteran, on Tuesday, Dec. 2. Participating in the second phase of the Battle of the Bulge in 1944, Bowlin was injured and captured in Germany in 1945 and spent two months in a German military hospital, losing his left leg due to a severed artery.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
You can help a damaged marriage
Married couples: Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Have you stopped talking?
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Pets need food banks, too
No person should go hungry, and many local organizations believe that’s true also for man’s best friend. A number of charities that offer support to people in need, also provide pet food the animals who share their lives with those people.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Warehouse shifts from local need to Africa ministry
MILWAUKIE — A warehouse at Christ the King Parish that held supplies for needy people around Western Oregon and Southwest Washington closed on Nov. 22.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Symposium: To be vulnerable is to be human
An October 29 symposium at the University of Portland drove home the point that accomplishments and competence are empty compared to admitting weakness.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
House of discernment to open in Portland
Men considering seminary for the Archdiocese of Portland will have a chance to discern in a prayerful, communal setting.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Women, both homeless and housed, give thanks for community

Housing Transitions, a Catholic Charities program, provides outreach, support, advocacy and assistance in finding – and staying in – permanent housing for women who are homeless. Every year, Charities’ Housing Transitions program hosts a potluck Thanksgiving dinner. Current and former clients gather for this annual tradition.  Charities staff attend too


Thursday, November 27, 2014
Staffer joins CYO
Tammy Scanlon is new exceptions and compliance manager for CYO/Camp Howard. She was born and raised in Portland and will graduate from Portland State University this fall with a double major in science and social science.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Annual conference strikes a chord with youth
SEASIDE — Energy, excitement and fraternity prevailed during the Archdiocese of Portland Youth Conference despite the rainy weather in this coastal town.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
AIDS Mass set for Dec. 1
St. Andrew Parish in Northeast Portland holds a Mass for World AIDS day at 7 p.m. Monday Dec. 1.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Immigration reform reaction mixed
Immigrants and their supporters in Portland, Salem, Eugene and Bend gathered to listen to the president’s speech. Reaction was mixed.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Providence patient: Not Ebola
Federal, state and county health leaders and caregivers at Providence Health & Services announced earlier this month that a patient being monitored at Providence Milwaukie Hospital tested negative for Ebola.
Monday, November 24, 2014
A former CRS worker has learned about 'open hearts'
As part of a team from Catholic Relief Services, Jeanine Boucher-Colbert became one of the Northwest’s key voices on global solidarity.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Good eating, smart exercise: Preventing heart disease
Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, killing 600,000 people a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Oregon, Providence is the top provider of cardiovascular services, serving more than 13,000 people a year.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Writing workshop set
MOUNT ANGEL — Shalom Prayer Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters, is offering an overnight retreat workshop, “We Who Remember: A Writing Workshop,” Nov. 21-22.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Portland woman's studies take her to Rwanda
She could have gone to almost any cosmopolitan city, but when Katherine Bigcraft Carnevale was to study abroad, she picked Rwanda.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Two cross-country titles for Catholic schools
It was a battle of the Sams as Central Catholic claimed the 6A boys cross-country title. Valley Catholic ran to victory in their first year after moving up to 4A.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Organization appreciates church help on unpaid wages
Participation by church leaders in workers’ rights causes is “enormously helpful,” says the director of Portland-based Northwest Workers’ Project.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Priest's trial for luring set for February
A priest charged with trying to lure a 14-year-old girl into his car will face trial Feb. 9.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
UP Veterans ceremony set
Colonel Doug Edwards, an Air Force ROTC and 1967 University of Portland alumnus, will be the featured speaker at the annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11 on campus at 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. The ceremony, sponsored by the University’s Air Force and Army ROTC programs, will recognize campus members who have served during times of war, including WWII and Vietnam veterans.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Devotion to St. Rafael
Rain did not stop the celebration organized by the Maya parishioners at St. Andrew Church in Northeast Portland. Archbishop Alexander Sample presided over a procession and solemn Mayan Mass. Every year, the community joins to mark its most important holiday – the feast of its patron, San Rafael.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
From the barre to the barracks
Ballet and boot camp aren’t dissimilar: Both require immense self-control, discipline and physical strength. That may be why Madeline Parra, a Portland Catholic, graduated in October at the top of her Marine Corps training program among the 200 females in her company.
Monday, November 10, 2014
KBVM anniversary set
A special Mass to celebrate Catholic Broadcasting Northwest’s 25 year anniversary will take place at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Northwest Portland on Wednesday, Nov. 19.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Anti-poverty collection slated
The national Catholic Campaign for Human Development  Collection is Nov. 22-23, the weekend before Thanksgiving. The collection is taken up in parishes and dioceses nationwide. The theme of this year's collection is: "Defend Human Dignity. Take Poverty Off the Map."
Saturday, November 8, 2014


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