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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

Students step into art history
EUGENE — On April 5, fourth graders from O’Hara School here presented the seventh annual Talking Art Museum. The presentation is the culmination of a five week unit of study that includes art.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Students step into art history
EUGENE — On April 5, fourth graders from O’Hara School here presented the seventh annual Talking Art Museum. The presentation is the culmination of a five week unit of study that includes art.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Student athletes make college commitments
Students from area Catholic high schools are headed to college next fall, with some committed to playing sports. 
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
New parish center begins construction
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton has announced construction of a new Parish Center beginning in May. The 11,500 square foot building will be attached to the church via a covered walkway, and will replace the convent which was demolished in April.  Built in 1937, the convent had 14 dormitory style bedrooms which originally housed Sisters of St. Mary’s of Beaverton. 
Monday, May 23, 2016
Nativity School to celebrate 15 years
The Jubilee Year of Mercy is setting the tone this year at St. Andrew Nativity School.

The Northeast Portland middle school celebrates its 15th year of service at the annual Promoting Success Luncheon 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, June 7. Nativity, on the campus of St. Andrew Parish, is tuition-free. There have been 300 students so far at Nativity, which aims to cultivate spiritual, intellectual and personal strengths.

Sunday, May 22, 2016
La Salle continues to help students believe
MILWAUKIE — La Salle Prep recently held its annual scholarship event, which helped raise $116,500.
The school’s San Miguel Scholars Program provides a specific curriculum targeted to first generation, four-year college-bound students.

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Corpus Christi procession set for Beaverton
BEAVERTON — The faithful will take their eucharistic faith to the streets here Saturday morning, May 28. The Body of Christ will be carried in procession for a mile through Beaverton, starting and ending at St. Cecilia Church. May 28 is the day before the Feast of Corpus Christi, the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Stayton school chosen for architect-in-residence program
STAYTON — St. Mary School here was selected to take part in the Architect in Residence program through the Architecture Foundation of Oregon. The school’s fourth grade class is working with an architect this school year to design and create a project for an exhibit to be held in June at AC+CO, an architecture firm on State Street in Salem.
Friday, May 20, 2016
With technology, schools become curators, not dispensers
When Catholic school students have much of the world’s information at their fingertips in school-sanctioned digital devices, they can more easily access articles, letters and journals from the people and time they are studying. Such original accounts are like gold in history and social studies and they used to be hard to come by.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Compassion in music: Vigils heal, give respite
Michelle Wodtli, music minister at St. Ignatius Parish in Southeast Portland, has been using music to begin healing the suffering of tragedy.

Two days after a gunman killed students at St. Joseph Parish in Roseburg last October, Wodtli organized an evening vigil with prayers, readings, sacred music and secular songs like Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven.”

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Medford parish welcomes pilgrims for mercy
MEDFORD — Hundreds of Catholics from southern Oregon convened at Sacred Heart Church here April 29 to bathe in God’s mercy.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Student Artwork and Literature Honors Oregon's Rivers
Honoring Our Rivers: A Student Anthology is releasing another year of publication with its largest anthology to date, featuring original poems, stories, photography, and art contributions from Oregon students and guest contributors. Students from Archbishop Howard (St. Rose), Holy Family, St. Mary’s Academy and Franciscan Montessori Earth School are among the contributors.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
A jubilee celebration in Verboort for Father Scott Vandehey
Retired priest Father Scott Vandehey’s former parishioners at Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Verboort are hosting a celebration of the 50th anniversary of his ordination with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 10 a.m., May 22, at Visitation Church, followed by a lunch and continuation of the celebration at the parish’s Harris Hall.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Cathedral organist joins school faculty
BEAVERTON — Organist Seung Min Oh brings her talents to Beaverton as piano instructor at Valley Catholic Music School. Oh will continue as organist at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Immaculate Conception to build new parish center
STAYTON — Immaculate Conception Church here has announced construction of a new parish center to begin this month.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
St. Anthony parades Catholic pride
St. Anthony of Padua Church, Portland, is already anticipating its centennial celebration in 2017.  On April 30, the parish took part in the 10th annual Avenue of Roses Parade, a Portland Rose Festival event presented by the 82nd Avenue of Roses Business Association. 

Father Donoghue said this year was practice for the parade next year.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Practicing active hope to counter climate change
Author and workshop facilitator Pam Wood knows that people turn the page, literally and figuratively, when they’re asked to read about or think about environmental crises, from climate change to oceans filled with plastic trash. The deadly implications of climate change — the loss of life, the destruction of coasts and farmland, the spread of disease, the extinctions….
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Marylhurst Chamber Choir Brings Home Trophies
Marylhurst University’s premiere choral ensemble, the Marylhurst Chamber Choir, brought home two awards from the 2016 Cork International Choral Festival in Cork, Ireland. Marylhurst’s choir, directed by Dr. Justin Smith, placed third in the festival’s most prestigious competition for the Fleischmann Award; first and second place went to Helene Stureborg’s Kammarkӧr from Sweden and Rezonans from Turkey, respectively.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Christian Brothers wine and schools
The Christian Brothers are holding an unusual scholarship fund drive through May 15.

Their fame as vintners and in education come together for a “Wine for Scholarship” program, with purchase of a Brother Timothy Cabernet Sauvignon, in bottles sized from the standard 750ml to keepsake bottles at 3 and 6 liters, with the proceeds going to support the Lasallian educational mission.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Medford parish welcomes pilgrims for mercy
MEDFORD — Hundreds of Catholics from southern Oregon convened at Sacred Heart Church here April 29 to bathe in God’s mercy.
In an official event of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Sacred Heart welcomed a diverse Catholic crowd to pray and then walk through its designated holy doors, the only set in western Oregon outside the Portland area.

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Academy students win science title
St. Mary's Academy captured its eighth Oregon Science Olympiad championship this spring. Three teams represented St. Mary’s at the competition, placing first, fourth and fifth overall. The varsity team now will go on to represent Oregon at the Science Olympiad National Tournament in May at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The only all-female team at the Oregon Science Olympiad, the girls took 34 medals in 23 events held at Oregon State University.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Good Friday rosary for the unborn recited at Sacred Heart in Medford
On Good Friday, the Knights of Columbus, Rogue River Council #1594, led a rosary for the unborn at Sacred Heart Parish in Medford. A band of brother Knights along with Father Ken Sampson and parishioners gathered around the parish monument in memory of the unborn and prayed for the intercession of the Blessed Mother for an end to abortion while contemplating the Priest for Life’s Pro-Life Meditations on the Sorrowful Mysteries.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Update: Tech in Catholic classrooms has more pros than cons
Over the past three years, Catholic schools in Oregon have gone through an education revolution. Officials have introduced laptops and tablets into classrooms, with many schools giving students their own devices, even in primary grades. At Catholic high schools, iPads for students to use and take home are close to universal.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Soccer rematch set
An epic Oregon City soccer game is up for a rematch 12:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 22.

Father Maxy D’Costa, pastor of St. John the Apostle Parish, is a skilled soccer player who will lead a team of students in a friendly but spirited contest against a student team lead by Mary Haluska, vice principal and physical education teacher. Team Maxy pulled off a close win last year.

Monday, April 18, 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
University of Portland commencement speakers, honorees
The University of Portland has announced the honorees to be recognized during commencement ceremonies set for May 1. Because of an increase in numbers, the university will hold two ceremonies that day, one at 10 a.m., the other at 2 p.m.
Receiving the university’s highest honor, the Christus Magister medal, is D. Allen Lund and his wife, Kathleen, of Pasadena, Calif.

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


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