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Students apply real-life mathematics skills at annual math expo
St. Matthew School photo
Students from St. Matthew School work on math. The school is holding a math expo.
St. Matthew School photo
Students from St. Matthew School work on math. The school is holding a math expo.
Real-life application of mathematics is essential for student engagement in the middle school grades. Often, students can be heard asking "When will we ever use this?"
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Talk on Year of Mercy
A visiting theologian will reflect on the Jubilee Year of Mercy in a talk set for 7 p.m. Monday, April 11, at St. Mary’s Academy in Portland.
Saturday, April 2, 2016
St. John Fisher eighth graders visit the Grotto
Eighth graders from St. John Fisher School in Southwest Portland made a pilgrimage to the Grotto March 18. They learned about the famous sanctuary and St. Peregrine, the medieval Servite friar who became the patron saint of those who suffer from cancer.
Friday, April 1, 2016
De La Salle wrestlers get to state
The De La Salle North Catholic High School wrestling squad sent sophomore Elsy Herrera to the state tournament, making her the first female wrestler from the school to make it to state. Seniors Julio Saldana and Luis Teran-Bustamante also made it to the tournament. De La Salle North is the only Catholic high school in the state with a wrestling team.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Welcome to the new Catholics
Parishes sent in these names of those who became Catholic at western Oregon Easter vigils.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
St. Joseph Shelter, St. Mary Parish Host Benefit
Mount Angel – The Benedictine Sisters of Mt. Angel invite you join them on Sunday, May 1, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, for the 12th annual St. Joseph the Worker Dinner at St. Mary Parish Center in Mount Angel. Social begins at 5 p.m. with dinner and program at 6 p.m., all benefitting the St. Joseph Shelter.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
All-girls team places second in Science Olympiad
CAMAS, Wash. – The only all-girls varsity team in the Camas Science Olympiad Invitational, St. Mary’s Academy placed second out of 30 high school teams. It was the largest high school Science Olympiad invitational tournament on the west coast this year.
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Festival welcomes everyone
Hotels and RV parks around McMinnville are filling up. March 11-13 is time for the annual “SIP! McMinnville Wine & Food Classic,” a fundraiser for St. James School held at Evergreen Space Museum. In its 23rd year, the event sends profits directly to the school as people from the area pitch in with donations, sponsorships, advertising and volunteer time. Most of the 500 volunteer slots are filled by St. James parents, teachers, staff and parishioners.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Regis finishing renovations to namesake chapel
STAYTON — Regis High School is nearly finished renovating its on-campus chapel, an eight-month project funded entirely through donations. The space now can hold up to 60 people.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Diligent Marist senior wins scholarship
EUGENE — A Marist High School senior, Madisyn Bryant, has received a Future First Citizen scholarship from the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. Nominees were judged on contributions to their school and community, leadership ability, GPA, and SAT/ACT scores.
Friday, March 25, 2016
St. Mary Medford scraps to 3A title
Thursday, March 24, 2016
SMA students National Merit finalists
Four St. Mary's Academy seniors have been named 2016, ranking in the top 1 percent of all U.S. high schoolers who took the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last year.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Pamplin's brewmeister wins award
Sam Holloway, a professor in the University of Portland’s Pamplin School of Business, has received the Ascendant Scholar Award from the Western Academy of Management. The award is given to faculty members who have a maximum of six to seven years’ of experience and are considered “ascendant” through an academic record that includes their areas of research, teaching, and service.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Marist students and staff collect record amount of food in one week
EUGENE — Marist Catholic High School students and staff have collected a record amount of food to support Catholic Community Services’ mission to move people out of poverty.
In one week, the school gathered 1,592 pounds of food that will be distributed through Catholic Community Services centers in Eugene and Springfield.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Central Catholic, St. Mary's Academy choose Rose princesses
Two Portland Catholic high schools have chosen their Rose Festival princesses.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Two players named scholar athletes
The Portland Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame has announced the finalists for its 55th Annual Scholar/Athlete Awards. Of the 96 applications received, 16 finalists were selected based on their football, academic and community service accomplishments.
Monday, March 21, 2016
Jesuit High names new president
BEAVERTON — The new president of Jesuit High is a veteran member of the school’s board of trustees and gained unanimous support from his peers.
Monday, March 21, 2016
UP student claims cyclo-cross title
A University of Portland freshman has won a national collegiate title in cyclo-cross, a sport in which mountain biking meets an obstacle course. Clara Honsinger was a minute ahead of the pack in the January finals of the Division II cyclo-cross race, held in Ashville, N.C. earlier this month.
Monday, March 21, 2016
Fr. Gary Smith to speak at the Madeleine
Father Gary Smith, a Jesuit priest and author of "Radical Compassion: Finding Christ in the Heart of the Poor" and "They Come Back Singing: Finding God with the Refugees," will speak on Monday, April 4, following the 11 am Altar Society business meeting in the Fireside Room.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Holy Child alumnae will convene
Holy Child Academy, a school for girls that occupied the site of Our Lady of Lavang Parish, will have an all-class reunion on Saturday, April 16, at St. Therese Church in Northeast Portland. Mass begins at 11 a.m., with Msgr. Tim Murphy presiding. His sister is Holy Child alumna. A luncheon will be held in the adjoining parish center. Invitations went out to more than 500 alumnae, including the oldest, who is 107.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Stayton principal leads families on a road of self-improvement
STAYTON – When Rick Schindler, St. Mary School principal, read Matthew Kelly’s “Building Better Families: A Practical Guide to Raising Amazing Children,” he was flooded with inspiration. Schindler could just imagine the impact that Kelly’s notions could have if shared with families and staff at his school.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Brooks Catholic Cemetery: 1894-2015
BROOKS — The 180-year-old Catholic history of Oregon and of the French Prairie area of Marion County is reflected in the names of those buried at Brooks Catholic Cemetery and in the names of their family members buried elsewhere in the Willamette Valley. Their names are found in church registers for St. Paul, St. Louis, Gervais and Brooks Church of the Assumption as compiled by Harriet Duncan Munnick in her seven-volume set, “Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest” and in contemporary newspapers and public records.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
St. Mary's Academy students honored for art, writing
More than 70 St. Mary’s Academy students have been honored with Scholastic Art Awards and Scholastic Writing Awards.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Sisters to speak on food waste
St. Mary’s Academy sophomore Isabel and freshman Natalia Garcia are breaking records by being the youngest speakers ever invited to FoodWorx, the Future of Food Conference.
Friday, March 18, 2016
Regis grad helps at Korean baby drop box
Carmen Kintz, a 2007 graduate of Regis High School in Stayton, is living and working in Seoul, South Korea. Kintz is teaching English. But along with her after-school teaching position she is volunteering for an overnight shift at a “baby drop box” site.
Friday, March 18, 2016
Sustaining Catholic education in Salem
SALEM — Salem Catholic Schools Foundation has awarded more than $653,500 in grants to the four Catholic elementary schools and the mid-high/high school in the Salem-area so far for the 2015-2016 school year.
Friday, March 18, 2016
Holy Child alumnae to convene
Holy Child Academy, a school for girls that formerly occupied the site of Our Lady of Lavang Parish, will be having an all-class reunion on Saturday, April 16 at St. Therese Parish in Northeast Portland. Mass begins at 11 a.m., with Msgr. Tim Murphy presiding.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Our Lady of Fatima has a new garden in Shady Cove
Parishioners at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Shady Cove have created a meditation area on the church grounds.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Catholic school officials want to keep education affordable
Anne McCoy, an accountant, maintains a handful of odd jobs for pay. Her husband Paul, a longshoreman, stays at physical labor despite a bum knee. The McCoys get by with a few old cars.
It’s all to afford Catholic schooling for their four children at La Salle Prep, St. John the Apostle in Oregon City and in college.

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Holy Week Schedules
Mass schedules were sent by parishes. If the church you are looking for is not here, please check with the parish directly.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Beginning to teach the faith
“We teach them that we are unique and loved by God always,” said Rast. “Throughout the year you can see them begin to reflect think outside of themselves.”
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Awakening Faith in Lake Oswego
The Returning Catholic Ministry at Our Lady of the Lake Church is inviting the Catholic community to come together to discuss their faith through the Awakening Faith program, which is structured to invite conversation and bonding between people.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
St. Rose's early start on the Year of Mercy
St. Rose Parish in Portland began their preparations for the Year of Mercy early. It was time for spring cleaning in May of 2014 when the discovery of a once stolen, defiled and damaged tabernacle in a sacristy cupboard began a series of events that led to a visit from  Archbishop Alexander Sample and the creation of a new, intimate place for prayer at St. Rose.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
School celebrates distinguished graduate
GERVAIS — A highlight of Catholic Schools Week at Sacred Heart School here is the announcement of the school’s Distinguished Graduate. This year’s award went to Sister Delores Adelman, a Sister of St. Mary of Oregon and a 1956 graduate.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Jesuit and St. Mary's Academy compete at mock trial competition
Jesuit and St. Mary’s Academy are among the 17 schools statewide with teams participating in the 30th annual Oregon Mock Trial state competition. The competition takes place over two days this weekend, with schools from as far away as Baker City and Grants Pass traveling to compete.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Rwandan survivor to lead St. John Fisher retreat
Immaculée Ilibagiza, a Rwandan genocide survivor, will lead a Year of Mercy retreat at St. John Fisher Parish next month. The two day retreat takes place 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday, April 29 (doors open at 4 p.m.), and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday April 30. (Doors will open at 8:30 a.m.)
Monday, March 7, 2016
Chancellor speaking at St. Cyril, Wilsonville
All women are encouraged to join in a morning of reflection in the fireside room at St. Cyril Catholic Church in Wilsonville from 9:30 a.m. to noon on March 5. Mary Jo Tully, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Portland since 1990, will speak on deepening our awareness and appreciation of our relationship with our Jewish brothers and sisters. The talk's title is “Abraham and Sarah: my brother and sister.”
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Donate and buy books at St. Henry, Gresham
GRESHAM — A used book and media sale will be held at St. Henry Parish Saturday and Sunday, April 2- 3. Books, DVDs and CDs will be available, priced from 50 cents to $3. Donations can be dropped off at St. Henry’s parish office March 29-31 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Proceeds will go to purchasing books and media for the parish library.
The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the gym across the street from the church at 346 NW First St.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
New building dedicated at All Saints
In January, All Saints Parish held a dedication for a new building that includes a library, classrooms and studios for music and art.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
St. Matthew to host regional STEM Science Fair Feb. 26
HILLSBORO — As part of an ongoing focus to bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to the forefront of its curriculum, St. Matthew Catholic School will host a regional middle school science fair at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, in conjunction with Intel’s April 23 Northwest Science Expo.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
UP receives money from river-view house
University of Portland has received a gift from the estate of the late Lawrence “Rocky” Rockwood, including proceeds from the sale of his home overlooking the Columbia River.
Monday, February 22, 2016
Chancellor to speak at St. Cyril's
Mary Jo Tully, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Portland since 1990, will speak on Jewish-Catholic dialogue from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 5, at the St. Cyril Women’s first Saturday in Wilsonville. All women are invited to attend.
Monday, February 22, 2016
WATCH: School establishes shrine
Eighth graders from St. John Fisher School in Southwest Portland have created a shrine dedicated to healing and wholeness.
Saturday, February 20, 2016
WATCH: Salem Catholic schools convene
SALEM — Students from around the Salem area packed a large church Feb. 4 to celebrate Catholic education — and learn about their call as disciples.
Friday, February 19, 2016
Paint for St. Anthony, Waldport
St. Anthony in Waldport has received new paint, but parishioners report that their Oregon coastal weather did not make it easy.  Painting commenced in November last year, and was not completed until the end of January.  

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Four Gospels in three hours in Astoria
Father Ben Innes will teach a presentation of the four Gospels at 7 p.m. over three consecutive Tuesday nights, March 1, 8, and 15, at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea, in the auditorium located at Grand and 14th streets in Astoria. Topics to be covered include origin and dates of the Gospels, a comparison of the Gospel writers, their styles and messages. Primarily participants will compare and contrast different Gospel stories and highlighting the nuances of the Gospel authors.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Archbishop blesses Resurrection's 'The Baptism'
TUALATIN — Archbishop Alexander Sample paid a visit to Resurrection Parish during last month’s freezing weather.  He arrived to concelebrate the 11 a.m. Mass and bless the parish’s fifth icon, “The Baptism.”
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Small faith sharing in Silverton
Parishioners are able to join Lenten small faith sharing groups at St. Paul Parish in Silverton again this year. “We’ve done this for a long time,” says Benedictine Father William Hammelman, pastor.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Lent welcome at St. Philip, Dallas
St. Philip in Dallas is only about 350 families — but their RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) class has eight people who will enter the Church at Easter. “That’s how I came in, so perhaps I’m especially fond of it,” says Father Michael Johnston, the pastor.
Lent brings Friday Masses at 6 p.m., followed by a 6:30 p.m. supper with stations of the cross at 7:15 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Lebanon Knights buy ultrasound machine for center
LEBANON — The Knights of Columbus at St. Edward Parish here had planned on raising money for a new ultrasound machine for Lebanon’s Pregnancy Alternatives Center’s mobile unit. But when Debbie Tracy, executive director of the center, told the Knights that her main ultrasound machine was on its last legs, their priorities changed.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Catholic schools provide light for faith
Being Catholic, being a person of faith, is a way of seeing, an attitude, a manner of acting and relating, a style of life, a unique set of convictions, hopes, and practices (Most Rev. Robert Barron, The Strangest Way). And the Catholic school provides the best and most privileged environment for achieving this goal, for immersing young people in this way of life, for shaping attitudes and convictions, and for influencing life-long practices.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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