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  • Room full of fun
    Staff from Regis St. Mary School in Stayton donated new toys to the Catholic Community Services Fostering Hope Initiative.
  • Year-round gardening enriches students and planet
    A united effort is helping Queen of Peace students enrich the soil, eliminate the use of chemical fertilizers, and reduce solid waste heading to the landfill. Partnering with Whole Kids Foundation and Marion County Solid Waste grants, Queen of Peace is building gardens that provide lessons in sustainability and produce for the school’s lunch program.
  • Environmental action club steps up at Madeleine
    Instead of backing down from COVID-related challenges during a tumultuous time, members of The Madeleine’s Catholic Leadership Environmental Action Network (CLEAN) Club have stepped up to engage the world around them.
  • La Salle's makerspace brings shape to ideas
    The assignment was simple: Make a duct tape wallet for a classmate.
  • The thoughtful politician
    Colm Willis looks about as regular as a guy could look. But under that decent haircut, a mind perpetually devises strategies for a more harmonious society. Beneath that crisp button-down collar beats a heart that yearns to see everyone, no matter how small or poor, get a chance to thrive.
  • Donors give student body the chance to name new art room
    Located squarely in the center of De La Salle North Catholic High School’s new campus in Northeast Portland is a light-filled, extra-large classroom dedicated to a comprehensive visual arts curriculum, including painting, drawing, printmaking, design, crafts, and soon, ceramics.
  • Oregon fire victims still getting help
    Sixteen months after severe wind-driven fires destroyed thousands of homes in western Oregon, Catholic Charities is still helping victims piece their lives together.
  • Sentinel/El Centinela open house moved to March 23
    Because of the highly contagious Omnicron variant of the coronavirus, the Sentinel and El Centinela have postponed their Feb. 4 open house to March 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Oregon Catholic Press, 5536 NE Hassalo St. in Portland.
  • The Eucharist and social justice
    How we pray should translate itself into how we live. Liturgists use the shorthand tag lex orandi, lex agendi or the rule of prayer leads to the rule of actions.
  • Eucharistic revival Holy Hour set
    As part of the Eucharistic revival called for by the U.S. Catholic bishops, Archbishop Alexander Sample and Bishop Liam Cary of the Baker Diocese are inviting all Catholic churches in Oregon to hold a Holy Hour of eucharistic adoration on or around Jan. 29.
  • Servants of the rosary
    Luisa Del Rosario promised herself long ago that when she retired she would go to church every day.
  • An Oregon pro-life pioneer dies at 81
    When Oregon became one of the first states to legalize abortion in 1969, Klupenger and five friends began work to save unborn children and their mothers from the horrors of abortion.
  • Man who broke church windows commits more serious crimes
    A rioter charged with breaking windows at St. André Bessette Parish in downtown Portland in November 2020 has now pled guilty to robbing a Beaverton convenience store and will face weapons charges.
  • Family Meal Kit project launched
    PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, in partnership with FOOD For Lane County, is tackling food insecurity.
  • Seniors get busy to feed needy neighbors
    Mary’s Woods retirement community hosted a two-day food-packing event Dec. 7-8, organized to distribute 35,000 meals to neighbors in need.
  • Knights fund ultrasound machines
    The Knights of Columbus in Bend, Redmond, Prineville and LaPine, with a matching grant from the national Knights’ office, raised more than $70,000 for the purchase of two ultrasound machines for Pregnancy Resource Centers of Central Oregon.
  • Drug epidemic worsens street life
    Staff at Blanchet House of Hospitality, a longtime ministry to homeless people in Portland, have observed an intensification of suffering on the streets and think a surge of drug use is to blame.

  • March for Life Jan. 29
    The annual Oregon March for Life is set for Saturday, Jan. 29, at 2:15 p.m. on the steps of the state Capitol in Salem.
  • Interfaith group aims to propel leaders on homelessness
    Decrying “false compassion” and appealing to the common good, an interfaith coalition has urged Portland-area leaders to quickly choose a clear and unified course to address historic levels of vandalism, violence and homelessness in the city.
  • 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.
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