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Wisdom, perspective and other lessons from cancer
Catholic Sentinel photo by Ed Langlois
Tim Haarmann, a Jesuit sophomore, spent the first half of freshman year being treated for bone marrow cancer.
Catholic Sentinel photo by Ed Langlois
Tim Haarmann, a Jesuit sophomore, spent the first half of freshman year being treated for bone marrow cancer.
High school sophomore Tim Haarmann no longer sweats the small stuff. Dodging death will do that to a guy.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

St. Anthony Parish music loft gets upgrade
The loft at St. Anthony Church in Forest Grove was remodeled recently to accommodate parish musicians. In addition to structural upgrades, the sound system was upgraded.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
UO students dispel Planned Parenthood's misrepresentations
n Nov. 13, six students affiliated with the St. Thomas More Newman Center braved the rain at the University of Oregon student union plaza in Eugene. Their goal was to dispel misrepresentations reported by Planned Parenthood, which were shared on banners.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Parish hosts benefit concert
St. Philip Neri Church in Southeast Portland is hosting a benefit concert with Michael Allen Harrison and Julianne Johnson at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 1.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Regis Veterans Day celebration includes injured Marine

STAYTON — Regis High School students, faculty and people from the Stayton area gather for a Veterans Day commemoration at Regis following Mass at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12. A bagpipe entrance and color presentation by Regis’s Veteran committee —Tom Van Veen, Norm Rauscher and Larry Etzel — will precede guest speaker Ryan Voltin.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014
UP professor lauded by religious congregation

Gary Malecha, a longtime professor of political science at the University of Portland, has received a 2014 Spirit of Holy Cross Award.


Friday, November 7, 2014
Stayton school marks advances

STAYTON — While students and families prepared for the bustle of back-to-school week, teachers and staff at St. Mary School here prepared to welcome the school’s 85th class.


Friday, November 7, 2014
Pope's 'Living The Joy of the Gospel' discussed
St. Andrew Parish hosts “Living The Joy of the Gospel,” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9. The talk provides a framework to understand the same-named papal document.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Cantores in Ecclesia presents advent concert
Cantores in Ecclesia presents the choral concert “Tempus Adventus: Music for Advent.” The choral concert for the season of Advent will include repertoire spanning six centuries, from the 15th - 21st, with sacred works by Bruckner, Byrd, Isaac, MacMillan, Marlow, Palestrina, and Sandström. Blake Applegate is director.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Get info about marriage group
Teams of Our Lady, a Vatican-approved worldwide organization, groups married couples to strengthen marriages and families in Christ and the Church. An information session will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, at St. Francis Church in Sherwood.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Fr. Boyle offers Marian workshop
Father John Boyle, director of the Tribunal and Department of Canonical Services for the Archdioce of Portland, will provide a workshop focused on deepening devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at Holy Rosary Church.
Monday, November 3, 2014
Verboort sausage fest marks 80 years
By the end of the Verboort Sausage Festival on Saturday, 800 volunteers will have helped distribute 29,000 pounds of sausage, more than 10 tons of sauerkraut and 300 gallons of applesauce.
Monday, November 3, 2014
Albany parish holds Christmas bazaar

St. Mary Parish in Albany holds its annual Arts and Craft Bazaar Nov. 7-8. The bazaar runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, at 706 Ellsworth St. SW.


Monday, October 27, 2014
Holiday Bazaars!
Here is a list of upcoming Holiday Bazaars in the Archdiocese of Portland.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
New principal settling in at St. Agatha
St. Agatha School in the Sellwood district of Southeast Portland has a new principal, Chris Harris. He took the post July 1 at the 220-student institution.
Friday, October 17, 2014
St. Agatha students serve
Seventy-six St. Agatha middle school students gave back to local and state community members in need by volunteering at the Oregon Food Bank this fall. Students, staff and parents sorted more than 5,000 pounds of pinto beans, adding ingredient labels and instructions on how to cook and serve.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Kids pick pumpkins for fundraiser
St. Andrew’s Youth Ministry members visited the pumpkin patch recently. Unlike many others who participate in this annual October tradition, these kids were there to work.
Every year for the past 10 years, organic farmer and St. Andrew’s parishioner Jim Bronec has donated two enormous crates of pumpkins. Proceeds from sales benefit the parish’s youth ministry program.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Parish leads fair-trade campaign
Smallholder farmers grow 70 percent of the world’s food, yet they represent half of the world’s hungriest people. Fair trade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Valley Catholic: Building for the future
A three-peat winner of the Oregonian Cup for overall educational excellence, Valley Catholic School is undertaking capital projects in 2014 and beyond to enhance students’ experiences in academics, athletics and the arts.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
New staff in place in Woodburn
St. Luke School begins 2014-’15 with five new staff members and updated technology for returning students.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Sign of energy: Salem foundation hires staff
The Salem Catholic Schools Foundation has added a new player to assist foundation president Kevin Mannix. Anne Kirkpatrick is the new executive assistant.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Parishes can help pollinators
Faith congregations can play an important role in protecting threatened pollinators. That’s the word from Oregon’s Intefaith Network for Earth Concerns.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Pinwheels for peace
Students from Queen of Peace School in Salem participated in the Pinwheels for Peace program for International Peace Day.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Parish discerning spiritual and social action
Members of St. Ignatius Parish in Southeast Portland are getting serious about living out the social mission of the Catholic Church.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Medford students keep Ugandan school in mind
As summer started, a group of students and teachers from St. Mary's School in Medford visited a school in Uganda run by the Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa’s order.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
St. Joseph students, staff look forward to new school year
After a busy summer that included minor renovations and sprucing up around the school, a technology upgrade, and replacement of the boiler, St. Joseph School’s principal, Melissa Doxtater, is looking forward to the new school year.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
New teachers and a focus on family life
St. Francis of Assisi School welcomes two new staff members this year. Sister Alison Green of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon is the fifth and sixth grade teacher. Terese Wagner is teaching music and band.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Spiritual trip for two Regis staffers
Two staffers from Regis High School took a trip to the Far East in August. Mike Bauer, a longtime counselor and coach, and Rich Tabor, a math and Spanish teacher, spent two weeks exploring South Korea and Japan.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Year starts with service at St. Clare
Teachers and staff from St. Clare School in Southwest Portland started the year differently.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Nativity School growing
St. Andrew Nativity School in Northeast Portland starts its 14th school year with its largest enrollment to date.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Donors fund construction at Holy Redeemer
Summer 2014 brought growth and change for Holy Redeemer Catholic School in North Portland.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
New Holy Cross preschool - a love of learning
Jessica Hedges’ job is to create a love of learning in children at the new preschool at Holy Cross in North Portland.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Marist statues evoke faith, unity, welcome
More than two years ago, an anonymous donor issued a challenge to leaders of Marist High School: Make a statement of faith, show what Marist stands for and provide a hallmark that actually interacts with students, staff, parents, and visitors alike — not just a statue on a pedestal.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
New staff welcomed in McMinnville
St. James School is back in session and has a few new faces on staff.  


Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Artists with disabilities works' exhibited in Salem
Queen of Peace Parish in Salem held an art reception this month that highlighted the work of artists with disabilities. A selection of pieces by Aaron Good, Robert Rycroft and Teresa Waibel were displayed as part of an event facilitated by the parish’s Committee for All Life Issues.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Learn on at St. Anne School
Frankie Bytheway, principal of St. Anne School here, began the term with a set of recommendations to parents to help students thrive.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
O'Hara raises gym roof
The administration and development team at O’Hara Catholic School has been working on a pressing project. A year ago, O’Hara learned that the gymnasium roof needed to be replaced before the beginning of the 2014-’15 school year.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Central Catholic: Not skipping a beat
The walls of the Monsignor Tim Murphy Center are going up at Central Catholic High School in Southeast Portland, and despite the shaking earth and the drone of power tools, the school’s 75th year of operation is off to a fine start, officials say.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Back To School, Back To Church
Tips for finding and getting involved in a new church home.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Blanchet School marks 20th year
This year Blanchet Catholic School celebrates its 20th year. The new term begins with 355 students, including 90 new enrollees. The first day of school included a short schedule of classes followed by a celebration of Mass by Msgr. Richard Huneger, the pastor of St. Joseph Church who grew up in Salem. 
Monday, September 22, 2014
St. Cecilia aims to make world of difference
Students at St. Cecilia School seek to center their minds, hearts and souls as they begin each day. Here is the morning prayer:  “We thank you, God, for the gift of this new day. Help us to pray. Help us to learn. Help us to serve. We ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.” 
Sunday, September 21, 2014
New pastor installed in Coos Bay
Father Robert Wolf was installed as pastor at St. Monica Parish in Coos Bay Aug. 9. Father Jim Graham officiated, with Deacon Pete Broussard assisting.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
At Jesuit, theme focuses on love, courage
It’s the 59th year for Jesuit High School. The theme — taken from the descriptors of the “Profile of the Jesuit High School Graduate at Graduation,” is “loving,” and the spiritual quote for the year is taken from Pope Francis’s first homily as pontiff: “My wish is that all of us…will have the courage, yes the courage to walk in the presence of the Lord.”
Sunday, September 21, 2014
New staff added to meet Academy's growth
St. Mary’s Academy has begun the year with one of its largest enrollments in recent history. To support the increase, 15 people have joined the faculty and staff.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
New Tigard principal energized for education
The new principal of St. Anthony School in Tigard says he chose education as a career when he saw moments of understanding come across students’ faces.


Saturday, September 20, 2014
St. Matthew undergoes facilities updates
Students at St. Matthew School are embracing change. As they acclimate to new teachers, classrooms and locker combinations after summer break, the youngsters also are appreciating updates and improvements to the historic school building.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
It's covered in Stayton: new staff, new roof
St. Mary School, a preschool through eighth grade school here, anticipates a bustling year with steady enrollment, new staff members and a new roof over a great part of the elementary and administrative wing.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Technology and other upgrades boost Queen of Peace
At Queen of Peace School, the year began with a "Passport Day" when students and parents visited their classrooms, got acquainted with old and new friends and got organized for the year.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Technology, other upgrades in place at AHS
Archbishop Howard School at St. Rose has hired Daniel Woytek as new library media center teacher. Woytek started this summer and oversees a large collection of equipment and information.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Mount Angel College reunion set for Oct. 10-12
A reunion of all classes and faculty of Mount Angel College is set for Oct. 10-12 at Queen of Angels Monastery and the Oregon Garden Resort.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Oktoberfest to fund construction at All Saints
All Saints Parish and School will host an Oktoberfest from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. The event launches a fundraising campaign for the construction of a new building in place of a condemned convent building, which will provide much-needed space for the school and parish.
Friday, September 19, 2014


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