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Schools strategic plan in motion
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Lucy Shawn of Sacred Heart School in Gervais, Fr. Don Gutmann and Debbi Monahan of St. Clare School in Portland and Angie Gomez of St. John the Baptist School in Milwaukie discuss a topic during a meeting to begin strategic planning for Catholic schools in western Oregon.

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Lucy Shawn of Sacred Heart School in Gervais, Fr. Don Gutmann and Debbi Monahan of St. Clare School in Portland and Angie Gomez of St. John the Baptist School in Milwaukie discuss a topic during a meeting to begin strategic planning for Catholic schools in western Oregon.
The Archdiocese of Portland has begun work on a long-range plan for Catholic schools. Topics to be explored in the next year include mission, academic quality, demographics, enrollment trends, financial viability and the condition of school facilities.

“If you don’t choose your future, your future will choose you,” Holy Cross Brother William Dygert, schools superintendent, told dozens of Catholic education leaders at a Feb. 8 session. “We are blessed because we are planning from strength, not weakness. It isn’t falling apart.”


Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Parish and School News
Schools strategic plan in motion
The Archdiocese of Portland has begun work on a long-range plan for Catholic schools. Topics to be explored in the next year include mission, academic quality, demographics, enrollment trends, financial viability and the condition of school facilities.

“If you don’t choose your future, your future will choose you,” Holy Cross Brother William Dygert, schools superintendent, told dozens of Catholic education leaders at a Feb. 8 session. “We are blessed because we are planning from strength, not weakness. It isn’t falling apart.”



Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Swim surges at CYO

Another CYO swim season has ended, and with it swimmers will carry memories of hard work, new friends, snow, ice, and keen competition.

There were four championship meets: The Polliwog, for kindergarteners to third graders; two division meets for 4th – 8th graders; and the most popular, the All Stars Meet for 4th – 8th graders competing against their own gender and grade.



Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Parishes reach out to their neighbors without homes
Across the street from St. Patrick Parish in Northwest Portland, the sidewalk is lined with tents and shelters belonging to people without homes. Twice a month, a group of parishioners from the church prepares either coffee and hot chocolate or lemonade to take to these homeless neighbors.

Friday, February 17, 2017

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