Fr. Patrick Donoghue, pastor at St. Anthony Parish in Southeast Portland, blessed a new plaque at the church March 19, the feast of St. Joseph. The plaque was donated in honor of the parish’s centennial year.
St. Anthony Parish in Southeast Portland dedicated a new wooden plaque that bears an inscription of a St. Anthony quote March 19. It reads: “So precious is poverty that God’s only-Begotten Son came on earth in search of it.”
St. Anthony parishioners were invited to submit quotes from St. Anthony to be used for the plaque.
For the fourth time in five years, the Duda family from St. Clare School in Southwest Portland competed in the Oregon Geographic Bee, sponsored by the National Geographic Society. Eighth-grader Dominic Duda placed in the top 25 percent at the March 31 bee.
Earlier this year, Dominic won the St. Clare School competition — his third win. Prior to Dominic’s three-peat, his older sister Clare won the school bee, but her hopes at a longer winning streak were cut short when Dominic beat her in an epic tie-breaker three years ago, when he was a sixth-grader and she was in eighth grade.