A group of Holy Spirit Sisters sings for the congregation.
Worshipers gathered on Sept. 1 for the World Day of Prayer at St. Philip Neri Church in Portland. Pope Francis explained that the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation follows the Orthodox Church, which has for the past 25 years dedicated the day to care for creation. Sept. 1 is the first day of the new year in the Orthodox liturgical calendar. Thursday, September 3, 2015
LAKE OSWEGO — Our Lady of the Lake Parish here “ROLL”ed out quite a good time last Sunday with its Ride with Our Lady of the Lake Festival (ROLL). Coinciding with the parish’s annual picnic, the event hosted Archbishop Alexander Sample who celebrated the 11 a.m. Mass before joining pastor Father John Kerns, parochial vicar Father Charles Wood and dozens of parishioners for two rides through the city. The archbishop blessed bicycles before the ride.
This September brings Mount Angel’s 50th Oktoberfest (Sept. 17-20), and the 49th year that St. Edward, Keizer, has had a booth. Keven Fredinburg, a chairman, is preparing for his four-day stint at the family festival. He and two others will go to Mount Angel on Wednesday afternoon, Sept 16, to set up. They won’t leave until Sunday night. St. Edward’s is known for Berliner sandwiches at Oktoberfest, a concoction of beef, pork, mustard and lettuce on rye bread. Tuesday, September 1, 2015
The annual barbecue at Our Lady of Lavang Parish featured a bit more pizazz than previous years. The annual event takes weeks of preparation, planning and hard work from volunteers. Monday, August 31, 2015
When Lindy McDonald, pastoral council president at St. Philip Benizi Parish in Oregon City, visited Australia last summer she was excited, thinking she’d find even stronger faith communities than she was familiar with here in Oregon. That’s because she had left a strong Catholic Australian culture as a 19-year-old to come to the United States. Saturday, August 29, 2015
De La Salle North Catholic High School’s Corporate Internship Program will now be called the Corporate Work Study Program. School officials say they changed "internship" to "work study" to express what student workers do each week when they head to job placements. Officials say the change reflects the difference between “going to work” and “going to work to learn.”
The silver rose, one of seven in the “One Life, One Rose Our Lady of Guadalupe” program, is being transported in a prayerful cross-country relay meant to call attention to life issues. Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Summers bring weddings every week to Portland’s oldest church, photogenic St. Patrick’s. The staff still thinks about already or not-yet-married parishioners, though. They offered some tips for staying in spiritual shape this summer in the bulletin, beginning with a quote from Pope John Paul II: “… only in silence does man succeed in hearing in the depth of his conscience the voice of God, which really makes him free. And vacations can help us rediscover and cultivate this indispensable interior dimension of human life.” Tips included the importance of continuing to go to Confession at least once a month, wherever you are. Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Marylhurst University and skin-care company Alaffia are giving Oregonians the chance to help students in Togo, West Africa — and to make room in their garages. Public donations of old and unwanted adult bicycles will be accepted at Marylhurst 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30. A gift basket of Alaffia products will be raffled off during the event. Monday, August 24, 2015
Over the years it became clear that too many people didn’t associate Archbishop Howard School’s teams — or the school — with St. Rose Parish. “We’d go to CYO games and people would ask us if we were from Vancouver or Salem,” says Gina Yazzolino, development director at the school. Saturday, August 22, 2015
St. Peter Parish took part in the New berg Old Fashioned Festival with a float in the parade on Saturday, July 25. A score of parishioners of all ages waved to the crowds from their brightly colored perches on the float. Proverbs 15:13, “A happy heart makes the face cheerful…” inspired the float’s theme, along with Father John Amsberry’s trademark “You are loved!” Friday, August 21, 2015
Our Lady of the Lake’s newest tradition is Ride with Our Lady of the Lake, or ROLL, set for Sunday, Aug. 30. Father John Kerns, pastor of Our Lady of the Lake, and Archbishop Alexander Sample will lead the way as bicyclists take off from the parish at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 20, 2015
The 130-year-old bells at St. Mary Cathedral, in Portland, once rang out more than any other church's bells. They've been mostly silent for decades, but will soon sound their deep chimes again. Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Five University of Portland alumni and one staff member from the Shiley School of Engineering traveled to Haiti for a week to help repair medical equipment at a Port-au-Prince hospital. The alumni were all members of the University’s Engineering World Health Club. Monday, August 17, 2015
The former director of the Portland State University Foundation has been named the new president of Central Catholic High School. Tony Leineweber is a 1962 graduate of Central Catholic who has served on the school’s board. He took the post Aug. 1.
CROOKED FINGER — On Saturday, Aug. 15, Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven, the members of Holy Rosary Church in Crooked Finger will host the 61st anniversary celebration of their first Marian pilgrimage, which was held in 1954. The day includes rosary procession around the wooded church grounds, an outdoor Mass and refreshments. Thursday, August 13, 2015
American families spend a lot on back-to-school shopping, but there are ways to bring the costs into line with the budget. Here are some tips. Thursday, August 6, 2015
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This August is the 70th anniversary of the World War II bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A prayer service for peace will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, at St. Henry Church, 346 N.W. First Street, Gresham. Friday, July 31, 2015
St. Sharbel's annual Lebanese Food Festival takes place noon to 6 p.m. this Sunday, July 26, at 1804 SE 16th Ave., Portland. Dinner tickets are $15, showcasing beef kafta, chicken shawarma, falafel, hummus and fattoush salad. The parish showcases authentic Lebanese cuisine and music at the festival, including the dabke, a traditional folk dance. Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Francis An Pham, whose 12 years as Our Lady of Lavang chairman ends Aug. 15, oversaw an expansion of cultural events, spiritual opportunities and a religious education program that with 1,200 children has become the largest of its kind among Oregon’s Catholic parishes. Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Coquille, although only four miles from the coast as the crow flies, is 18 miles from the sea by road and probably 25 miles by way of the Coquille River. That means that summer doesn’t pack the town with tourists. In fact, says Lori Gunther, parish secretary, the town empties out in the summer, since it’s a retirement community. That means there are always plenty of places in the pews for the 6 p.m. Sunday Mass at Holy Name Church. “We welcome visitors,” says Gunther.
St. Catherine of Siena, Veneta, parishioners will cook 1,500 lbs. of beef underground for the 60th annual pit barbeque. What began as a parish picnic is now the longest running picnic in Lane County, with show cars, booths open to outside community organizations, free kids’ games, bingo and a silent auction. The event takes place noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, July 26, at St. Catherine of Siena, Veneta.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Aloha celebrated Father Louie Urbanski’s 77th birthday, a poignant occasion because the good-natured priest has been reassigned this summer after 14 years at the parish. He’s been reassigned to St. Edward, North Plains. Friday, July 17, 2015
Julian Body of Jesuit High School has been named Oregon boys track and field athlete of the year by Gatorade and USA Today. Body, who will be a senior, is now eligible for national recognition. Friday, July 17, 2015
If Dominican Brother Pius Youn’s Facebook page is any indication, the young Korean-American Dominican has a flair for graphic design. He’ll join the Dominicans at St. Thomas More Parish in Eugene as a residency brother this autumn.
Queen of Peace Parish in Salem is forming a parish discussion group on Pope Francis' Encyclical, Laudato Si. Nearly 60 parishioners have signed up to study and discuss the contents and implications of this important document in the social teaching of the church.
The Knights of Columbus 2015 Our Lady of Guadalupe Silver Rose, One Life, One Rose, lands at St. Cecilia Church, Beaverton. There will be a prayer service and rosary at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 23, in the church. Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Parishioners at St. Mary by the Sea Church in Rockaway Beach are in high fundraising gear, hoping to raise $40,000 or more between July 1 and September 15 to enlarge their front entrance. A donor has said they’ll match funds raised up to $40,000.
More than hundred well-wishers turned out last month to celebrate Msgr. Carl Gimpl’s 60th jubilee at St. Patrick in Independence. They hailed from all over — Silver Falls, Mount Angel, Independence, Salem, Stayton, Shaw, Sublimity and further afield. Thursday, July 2, 2015
Education First, an international education project, has awarded scholarships to Jennifer Kuenz and Malia Bernards, teachers at Jesuit High School. The awards allow the two teachers to attend a June student summit in Switzerland and study tour in Finland. Monday, June 22, 2015