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Blanket and coat drive set for Sept. 13
Chris Johnsen, Knights of Columbus Oregon State Council Director, with his daughter Elizabeth Johnsen at last year's drive.
Chris Johnsen, Knights of Columbus Oregon State Council Director, with his daughter Elizabeth Johnsen at last year's drive.



The Knights of Columbus Council 14802, in conjunction with Holy Trinity Parish Youth Ministry, will hold a blanket and coat drive on Sept. 13. The drive runs from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Holy Trinity Church, 13715 SW Walker Road, Beaverton.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

UP students serve city before classes start
A group of 120 incoming University of Portland freshmen and transfer students arrived early to volunteer time and energy throughout the city in August.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Medford school welcomes new principal
Along with new students and families, Sacred Heart School in Medford welcomes a new principal this fall, in time for the school's 150th year. Patrick Gross is returning to Oregon roots and reuniting with extended family in the Rogue Valley. His 24-year career in education has spanned the globe from Hong Kong to Saudi Arabia and Morocco.
Monday, September 8, 2014
St. Patrick deacon helps ID ancient oil lamp
Deacon Rob Page of St. Patrick Church has an unusual hobby.  He collects and studies ancient coins and artifacts. Recently the hobby led Deacon Page to help identify an extremely rare Christian oil lamp, when a Canadian antiquity company director contacted the deacon for help identifying symbols on the piece.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Mothers gather for assembly
The Assembly of Catholic Mothers was established in France in 1850 by a small group of Catholic mothers who met daily to recite the Hail Mary to Our Lady of Sorrows and pray for her almighty power to bless and protect their children.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Festival attracts entire community
St. Anthony Parish, Forest Grove, second annual Summer Fest fell on one of the hottest, most humid days of 2014. In spite of the sweltering heat, 600 people showed up for games, prizes, entertainment, multicultural food booths and contests. 
Friday, August 29, 2014
Marylhurst hosts summer concert
Michael Allen Harrison and Julianne Johnson will perform at Marylhurst College’s final “Summer on the Green” concert at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Newberg parish holds picnic and Mass Sunday
St. Peter Church in Newberg celebrates parish life with a picnic and “Mass on the grass on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 10:30 a.m.
Friday, August 22, 2014
UP student wins science education award
University of Portland senior Alexandra Quakenbush was awarded the an award for science education from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Mass honors first Filipino saint
The Filipino Catholic community of Oregon will host a special mass on the feast day of St. Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28, at St. Francis Parish in Sherwood.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
UP baseball field getting upgrade
Improvements have begun on the University of Portland's baseball stadium, Joe Etzel Field. The multi-phased project has begin with the installation of artificial turf.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Grant helps Stayton teachers with tech
The Pacific Power Foundation has given St. Mary School in Stayton a $2,500 grant to continue technological training for faculty. The money will be used to certify teachers in Google Google applications to enhance learning.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Nurse educator lauded for innovation
Susan Moscato, former associate dean and interim dean of the University of Portland’s School of Nursing, has been honored for leadership in adapting a new kind of nursing education.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
UP engineers help repair hospital gear
This summer, two University of Portland students, one UP alumnus and one staff member from the Shiley School of Engineering traveled to Haiti to help repair medical equipment at a Port-au-Prince hospital.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Two writers set to speak at UP
The University of Portland’s Schoenfeldt Visiting Writers Series is offering a talk by a writer who is not a visitor, but who has earned acclaim well beyond the campus. 
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Supporters of Salem schools thanked
Supporters of the Salem Catholic Schools Foundation were invited to a concert last month. Guests enjoyed a performance by Carol Ann Manzi, the foundation’s artist in residence, and Robert Ashens on piano.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Radio doctor visits Oregon parishes
Dr. Ray Guarendi, the national call-in host of “The Doctor is In” heard locally on Catholic Radio KBVM and KMME, will give three free presentations on the family, parenting and being Catholic in Oregon.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Parish opens up festival to community
Our Lady of the Lake Parish is asking community members to “bring a neighbor” to its annual festival on Saturday, Sept. 13. The party runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with food, games and music.
Friday, August 8, 2014
William Byrd fest starts today
The William Byrd Festival, sponsored by Cantores in Ecclesia, kicks off today, Wednesday, Aug. 6, with a 7:30 p.m. solemn High Mass according to the Anglican Use of the Ordinariate of Benedict XVI for the Feast of the Transfiguration, at Holy Rosary Church.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
'Mass in Grass' is annual tradition
St. Peter Church hosted its picnic and “Mass on the Grass,” in August. Parishioners shared side dishes and ate hot dogs and hamburgers.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Banker joins Unbound board
David Herbison, a member of St. Cecilia Parish in Beaverton, been appointed to the governing board of Unbound, an international humanitarian organization.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Priest is installed as pastor
Father Thomas Layton was installed as pastor at St. Anthony Parish in Waldport on July 13. Previously his title was administrator.
Friday, August 1, 2014
Parish gathers for picnic
Sacred Heart-St. Louis, Gervais, parishioners gathered recently for a picnic and farewell party for Father Jeff Eirvin, who has been appointed to serve as vocations director for the Archdiocese of Portland.
Friday, August 1, 2014
Parish, school get new roofs
In June, St. Ignatius Parish began holding Masses in the school gym while a new wood ceiling is installed in the church, along with new wiring and lighting. Both the church and school will also get new roofs.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Photographer captures kids' prayers   
Donna Sepull-Vanderzanden, of Forest Grove, captured a sweet moment on film. While Sepull-Vanderzanden interviewed Scott and Lisa Stewart for a parish bulletin article, their children were invited to go outside and play in the yard.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Regis High marks 50th anniversary
Regis High School is celebrating its 50th anniversary Aug. 9-10 in Stayton. Regis alumni, family and friends are invited to any or all of the commemorative events.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Real estate brokers prep Catholic school building
A team of brokers took a break from the heated real estate market last month and rolled up their sleeves for a company-wide community service day.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Madeleine rose garden wins awards
The Centennial Rose Garden at the Madeleine Parish in Northeast Portland received several awards this summer.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Academy students win cyberdiscovery competition prize
St. Mary’s Academy students and staff took first place in a robotics competition at Portland State University’s first ever CyberDiscovery Camp.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Discuss driver's licenses and safe roads
St. Andrew Parish members are invited to a meeting Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m., in the Oscar Romero Room to explore how to best support the Safe Roads Act that won legislative approval last year.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Parish garden to feed needy, educate students
An empty strip of land alongside the gym at Holy Cross Parish in North Portland is now bearing vegetables for the needy.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Oregon man seeks to create jobs, help Haitian forests
A Catholic from Gresham is creating an economic engine for Haitian workers. In one fell swoop, Tom Stein’s project might also relieve deforestation on the island nation.
The project began in Stein’s barbecue.

Monday, July 14, 2014
Spanish Mass begins at St. Juan Diego
St. Juan Diego Parish in Northwest Portland held its first Spanish Mass on July 6. The weekly Mass, held at 10:30 a.m. Sundays, is one of only a few prime-time Spanish Masses in western Oregon.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Parish hosts last Thursday concerts
St. Andrew Parish in Northeast Portland holds “Music in a Sacred Space” on Last Thursdays from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Coalition churches gather for luncheon
The Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice’s Faith Leader Summer Luncheon is set for noon, Tuesday, July 15.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Spire getting spruced up
Workers are power-washing the 210-foot spire of St. John the Baptist Church in Milwaukie in preparation of re-finishing the entire roof and bringing it back to its original gleam. The space-age spire is a landmark in the area.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Foundation awards $300,000 to Salem Catholic schools
The Salem Catholic Schools Foundation has awarded $318,000 in grants. Kevin Mannix, foundation president, mailed and or hand-delivered checks to St. Joseph, St. Vincent de Paul, Queen of Peace and Blanchet Catholic.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Parish cancels golf tournament
A golf tournament to raise funds for a new Holy Trinity Church in Bandon has been cancelled due to lack of major sponsors.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Longtime educator is new Marylhurst president
The board of trustees of Marylhurst University has selected Melody Rose as the university’s 15th president. Rose, who currently serves as chancellor of the Oregon University System, will join Marylhurst in mid-August.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Central Catholic breaks ground on building to be named for monsignor
Central Catholic High School broke ground on the Monsignor Tim Murphy Center last month after a capital campaign that raised almost $11 million. The event also marked the start of Central Catholic’s 75th year.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Ashland Catholics find unity, fellowship in ACTS retreats
For many years, Carolina Senestraro said, she went to Mass at Our Lady of the Mountain Parish and felt like she was surrounded by acquaintances. Now that she and more than 100 other parishioners have gone on ACTS retreats, Senestraro said her church community feels more like an extended family, with people lingering on Sundays long after coffee and donuts is scheduled to end.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Despite early hour, kids still come to youth ministry gatherings
Holy Redeemer Parish in North Bend recently completed its fourth year of hosting Friday pancakes with parish youth.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Catholic schools participate in 'Mac Attack'
Five schools in the Portland area competed to bring the most macaroni and cheese, which will be distributed to hungry families.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
St. Mary's Academy awarded for sportsmanship
St. Mary’s Academy has been named the 2013-’14 Oregon School Activities Association Sportsmanship Award winner in the 6A classification. The award is presented to schools based on exemplary behavior by the students, coaches, administrators, fans, parents and the community.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Silverton parish celebrates centennial June 29
St. Paul Parish, Silverton, marks 100 years since its founding on Sunday, June 29.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Sixty initiated at St. Pius Easter Vigil Mass
At St. Pius X Parish was blessed to initiate and welcome 60 people into its church at the church’s first English/Spanish bilingual Easter Vigil Mass.
Monday, June 23, 2014
UP receives $1.35 million gift
Over the past year, University of Portland has received a $1.35 million gift from the estate of alumna Elizabeth James. A portion of the gift, more than $1 million, was dedicated to the renovated Clark Library, where a conference room was named in her honor.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
She goes from beauty pageants to the wild blue yonder
Erin Cochran, recent graduate of Valley Catholic High School, is trading her Miss Teen Oregon International crown for an Air Force beret.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Ground broken on UP fitness center
A groundbreaking ceremony last month was the beginning of the Beauchamp Recreation and Wellness Center, named for retiring University of Portland president Holy Cross Father William Beauchamp.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Special offerings at St. Anthony
In physical education, students in fourth through eighth grade at St. Anthony School were introduced to pickle ball. It’s similar to tennis, but at a different pace, so students are able to advance in hand-eye coordination.
Thursday, June 19, 2014


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