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Parish fosters connections through reading
Miguel Sanchez-RutledgeGeri Heideman (right) sits with Joshua Jesiah, Finn Dardis and Jessica Jesiah from the Generations in Reading program at St. Mary Parish in Eugene. The group meets after each Mass, allowing children and adults to share in reading stories about God.
Miguel Sanchez-Rutledge
Geri Heideman (right) sits with Joshua Jesiah, Finn Dardis and Jessica Jesiah from the Generations in Reading program at St. Mary Parish in Eugene. The group meets after each Mass, allowing children and adults to share in reading stories about God.
EUGENE — It seemed only natural to create a program where two generations could share in reading and also enjoy the social interactions that a reading program could offer. That was the initial thought Sharon Dunham had when she created the Generations in Reading program in 2007.

Dunham is a teacher and catechist for children’s liturgy at St. Mary Parish in Eugene. Dunham and her family have been a part of the parish since 1960.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Parish and School News
St. John Fisher graduates 30
St. John Fisher School in Southwest Portland sends forth 30 graduates at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at St. John Fisher Church.

Here are the graduates: Taylor Andreas, Fiona Lenth, Katherine Barragar, John Magaddino, Maxwell Barton, Joshua Martin, Megan Birrell, Lucia Menendez, Patrick Bruce, Joseph Moore, Sam D’Ambrosio, William Osborn, Ellen Danahy, Lillian Pham, Ben Eilers, Lillianna Rosebrook, Luke Formiller, Anna Schwab, Molly Grant, Luke Spitznagel, Paige Grant, Reece Sullivan, Mari Huglin, Grace Taylor, Ava Krippaehne, Miles Wells, Joseph Lairson, Danielle Weston, Max Lavey and Adam Wolfe


Friday, May 26, 2017
Community best part of Holy Cross speech team
I’ve been privileged to be a student at Holy Cross School in North Portland since kindergarten. In June, 28 of us will be leaving this school and I’ll miss each of them dearly.

We have shared many experiences together, but one of the most memorable has been participating in the Valley Catholic Speech Competition, a contest where students have a chance to show their public speaking skills in three different rounds: elocution, extemporaneous and impromptu.


Friday, May 26, 2017
At St. Agatha, school goes 'beyond basic education'
St. Agatha School holds graduation for 25 graduates at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at St. Agatha Church in Southeast Portland.

For all students at St. Agatha, school days are full of choices.

It’s 1 p.m. on a recent afternoon: Eloise Moran is learning about the justice system in mock trial class, Lehua Morley is walking around the church taking photos for PhotoCampPDX class, and Ali Winslow is doing timed squats on a balancing ball during a high-intensity training class. No, this isn’t high school; it’s middle school electives at St. Agatha in Sellwood, where classes stretch the students beyond basic education.


Friday, May 26, 2017

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