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  • Bringing a sense of the Upper Room to parishes
    “Cenacle” is another word for the Upper Room in Jerusalem. Tradition has it that the Last Supper happened in the Cenacle. The apostles continued to gather there after Christ’s death and Resurrection, and it’s where the Holy Spirit came to the apostles on Pentecost.
  • Marist students participate in synodal discernment
    EUGENE — In the spring 2022 issue of Marist, a magazine for alumni, parents and friends of Marist High School in Eugene, Rick Martin, the school’s director of campus ministry and formation, wrote about Marist’s participation in the church’s Synod on Synodality.
  • Milwaukie student wins international essay prize
    MILWAUKIE — Five young people who attend Christ the King Church in Milwaukie have been recognized in the state Knights of Columbus essay contest. One student, Jack Burnside, is the International Winner.
  • Bringing a sense of the Upper Room to parishes
    “Cenacle” is another word for the Upper Room in Jerusalem. Tradition has it that the Last Supper happened in the Cenacle. The apostles continued to gather there after Christ’s death and Resurrection, and it’s where the Holy Spirit came to the apostles on Pentecost.
  • Newman students serve up hope
    EUGENE — “Service has always been a part of my life,” said Alison Hicks as she explained her participation in a recent activity.
  • Visitation, Verboort
    VERBOORT — Visitation School’s class of 2022 is one of the largest to graduate from the school in several years.
  • St. John the Baptist, Milwaukie
    MILWAUKIE — At St. John the Baptist School here, the eighth grade Baccalaureate Mass is set for Friday, June 10.
  • Holy Family, Southeast Portland
    Something unique at Holy Family School in Southeast Portland is the capstone project. Eighth graders work for a year on the ending projects to seal their middle school experience. It’s an independent learning project meant to be a hands-on experience.
  • Holy Cross, North Portland
    It started in the spring of 2021 with an email to all staff: “Are you interested in being a part of a fitness group?” A year later, 18 educators and school staff text each other with their workout for the day.
  • Franciscan Montessori Earth School, Southeast Portland
    Here at Clare Hall, as eighth grade graduates of Franciscan Montessori Earth School, we have undergone unique experiences and have grown into skillful individuals because of our time at school.
  • Sacred Heart, Gervais
    The six students of the Class of 2022 at Sacred Heart School in Gervais are diverse in some ways and united in others. These five young women and sole male classmate have persevered through historic times. They have emerged from strict COVID precautions like distance learning, masking and social distancing with strong ideas, big dreams, an even stronger faith, and bonds of friendship that will endure.
  • St. Andrew Nativity, Northeast Portland
    Eighth-graders from St. Andrew Nativity School will be celebrated at graduation on Thursday, June 16, 7 p.m. in the Northeast Portland school’s courtyard.
  • The Madeleine, Northeast Portland
    At The Madeleine, students have been educated with a view toward caring for creation, serving others and belonging to a community where all are welcome. This year, the eighth-graders, the most veteran students, put this into action and modeled a willingness to continue to understand social justice issues in the community and the world in a variety of ways.
  • Jesuit, Southwest Portland
    Jesuit High School’s Baccalaureate Mass will take place on Saturday, June 4, 5:30 p.m. in the Knight Center on Jesuit’s campus. Commencement will take place on Sunday, June 5, at 11 a.m. at the Chiles Center on the University of Portland campus.
  • De La Salle North Catholic, Northeast Portland
    De La Salle North Catholic will celebrate 61 graduates on Saturday, June 4, 6 p.m. in the Chiles Center at the University of Portland. The previous evening a baccalaureate service will take place in St. Charles Borromeo Church, adjacent to the school’s new campus in Northeast Portland.
  • Central Catholic, Southeast Portland
    Baccalaureate for the Central Catholic High School class of 2022 is set for Friday, June 3, 1 p.m. at Central Catholic, 2401 SE Stark St. in Portland. Graduation is Monday, June 6, 6 p.m. at Hillsboro Stadium, 4450 NE Century Blvd., Hillsboro.
  • Cathedral, Northwest Portland
    Thirty eighth-graders from Cathedral School in Northwest Portland will graduate on Wednesday, June 15, 7 p.m. at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
  • St. Anthony School celebrates 100 years
    TIGARD — St. Anthony alumnus Tom McGuire, eighth grade class of 1966, said he was able to attend the school because of the love the community had for his father, a doctor who had cared for medical needs of the priests and nuns at the Tigard parish and school.
  • Student gardening has many benefits
    During a mysterious break in what had been a day of windy downpours, enthusiastic fifth graders from Christ the King School here rushed out at their scheduled time May 6 to plant an array of flowers in front of the parish church.
  • First Communion for Molly
    BEAVERTON — Molly Wahlgren, a third grader at Holy Trinity School, triumphantly received her first Communion from Father Dave Gutmann in early May. Molly has a diagnosis of autism. Her parents, Anne and Kyle Wahlgren, didn’t think Catholic education was in the grand design.
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