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  • ‘An army of the Virgin to serve God’
    The Legion of Mary marked its 100th anniversary as an apostolic association of laypeople in the Catholic Church.

  • Synod: ‘Walking together’
    Catholic leaders from western Oregon are meeting Jan. 20 to learn how the Archdiocese of Portland will continue to participate in the Synod on Synodality called by Pope Francis.
  • Archbishop's schedule
    Here is Archbishop Alexander Sample's upcoming schedule. 
  • Local synodality timeline released
    Listening sessions will begin in February at western Oregon parishes and within other local Catholic groups as part of a major church movement called for by Pope Francis.
  • Archbishop's schedule
    See Archbishop Alexander Sample's upcoming schedule.
  • Archbishop Sample dedicates a new altar at Portland parish
    With oil and incense, candles and chant, Archbishop Alexander Sample dedicated a new altar at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Southeast Portland Dec. 5. “It is a tremendous joy for me to be here to mark this incredible moment in the rich history of this parish,” said the archbishop in his homily.
  • Cathedral Christmas: Jesus a gift for all, even if we don’t know it
    At midnight Mass at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland, Archbishop Alexander Sample pondered with worshippers why the good news of the birth of Jesus came first to shepherds.
  • No major changes to celebration of Latin Mass in western Oregon
    Catholics in western Oregon who attend the traditional Latin Mass likely will notice no modifications to their worship following Pope Francis’ apostolic letter restoring limits on the long-used liturgical form and returning greater authority to bishops regarding its use.
  • Subtle formation
    The spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of Portland appreciates CYO sports and Camp Howard because they offer youths a subtle but powerful formation in virtue.
  • WATCH: To encounter, listen, discern
    In a major address Oct. 24, Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample announced that western Oregon Catholics are beginning a process of listening to one another better. The end goal? Hearing the Holy Spirit and discerning the best way to bring the Gospel to the modern world.
  • Archbishop seeks support for seminarians
    Archbishop Alexander Sample on Sept. 25 sought help for the future of the church in western Oregon.
  • Asking for God’s blessing for health care workers
    Msgr. Gerard O’Connor, rector of St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, welcomed both regular Mass-goers at the 5:30 vigil Mass on Saturday, Oct. 16, as well as those health care workers who had come especially for the White Mass, named for the white lab coats that physicians wear.
  • Anxious? Keep eyes on Jesus
    While many feel anxious, Archbishop Alexander Sample has called on Catholics to keep their eyes on Jesus and work together.
  • Renewal out of portland?
    During the early part of the pandemic, Archbishop Alexander Sample’s schedule crashed. He had more time to pray. That’s when something big happened.

  • Archbishop: All are called to holiness
    God calls everyone to holiness. Our task is to find which path God intended for us. That was a message from Archbishop Alexander Sample during an Aug. 20 online talk recorded in his home chapel in Northwest Portland.
  • Archbishop Sample: Most Latin Mass devotees hunger for unity with church and pope
    Almost all Catholics attached to the traditional Latin Mass want unity with the church and with Pope Francis and bear no ill will against the church’s current liturgical forms.
  • Archbishop Sample: No immediate changes to celebration of Latin Mass
    At this time there will be no changes to the celebration of the Latin Mass in the Portland Archdiocese. That was the message of Archbishop Alexander Sample as he responded July 20 to a new church law promulgated by Pope Francis four days prior.
  • Summer joy
    In summer talks from his home chapel, Archbishop Alexander Sample shows joy for Mass, true freedom and priesthood.
  • 'Time to return with joy'
    Archbishop Alexander Sample today told western Oregon Catholics that “it’s time to come back to the Eucharist with joy.” Announcing that the obligation to attend Sunday and holy day Masses in western Oregon will return July 16, Archbishop Sample said, however, he finds it odd to think of Mass as an obligation.
  • Eucharistic revival coming
    An excited Archbishop Alexander Sample on June 18 announced an upcoming period of eucharistic revival in the U.S. Catholic Church. While secular media reported mostly on politicians and Communion, the U.S. Catholic bishops took a broader perspective as they planned a document on the Eucharist and slated celebrations for the next three and a half years.
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