Surrounded by the press, school children, passers-by and the engineers who would soon move St. Mary Cathedral’s massive bells into their tower aerie, Msgr. Patrick Brennan beams. He is the cathedral’s pastor. Courtesy Msgr. Pat Brennan
Stowed high in the bell tower of St. Mary Cathedral in Northwest Portland, St. James, St. Francis and Immaculate Conception will soon ring out again.
The three cathedral bells left their perch last fall to be restored by Chime Master Systems, an Ohio-based bell company. They arrived home on June 15 to a joyous welcome.
ROY — St. Francis of Assisi School here graduated 13 eighth graders in their class of 2016. The students had a busy year of academics, sports and fundraising. They participated in the National Geographic Bee in January, the Valley Catholic Speech Tournament in February, the St. Francis of Assisi Science Fair in March and the regional spelling bee in April. Charlie Harris won the school’s geography bee and participated in the regional competition in April. He placed 10th in his division.
Domus Dei Father Bartholomew Dat Pham, pastor of Our Lady of Lavang Parish since 2010 and administrator before that, will be leaving this summer. He will be replaced Aug. 15 by Domus Dei Father Ansgar Pham.