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Our Lady of Lavang Parish celebrates Lunar New Year in a way focused on God
In a decades-long tradition of celebrating the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, Tet, Our Lady of Lavang Parish in Northeast Portland marked the beginning of the Year of the Rooster with a celebration Jan. 27.

“This celebration of the Lunar New Year is a marvelous thing,” said Archbishop Alexander Sample who celebrated at the parish’s Tet Mass. “For you good people, the new year celebration is all about God,” said the archbishop, contrasting it to secular New Year revelry.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Archbishop blesses new parish center

MILWAUKIE — Christ the King Parish rejoiced at the opening of the new parish center Jan. 15.

The nearly 10,000 square foot space cost more than $3 million. At the event, Archbishop Alexander Sample celebrated Mass for the community before blessing the new center.



Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Love is bigger than you think

Several months back, a Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center employee made a simple request: Let’s put God into the lives of these young people. St. Rose of Lima Church answered the call. Since then, Father Matt Libra and Deacon Brian Diehm have made bi-monthly visits to the center.

“These visits are a privilege for us,” says Father Libra. “The youth want to come and can only do so if they’ve been on good behavior. We evangelize because they want God in their lives.” 



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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