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  • Liturgical readings
    Here are the liturgical readings through April 8. 
  • Archbishops’ public schedule

    Here’s where Archbishop Alexander Sample will be the next few weeks.


  • Sign-up underway for liturgy conference
    The sixth annual Sacred Liturgy Conference will be held in Salem June 27-30 at St. Joseph Parish and the Salem Convention Center. The conference is being sponsored by Schola Cantus Angelorum and hosted by Msgr. Richard Huneger of St. Joseph.
  • Catholic family meeting set for Dublin

    Pope Francis and Ireland: It’s a rare combination for a Catholic traveler and pilgrim.

  • Spend 24 hours with the Lord
    The faithful are invited to participate in “24 Hours for the Lord,” an initiative started by Pope Francis that is preceded by Mass and includes eucharistic adoration and confession. The March 9-10 event is inspired by words from Psalm 130:4, “With you is forgiveness.”
    Less than a month from now, Christians will celebrate Easter, our greatest feast. The resurrection is the most important thing we must know in our faith. With whom did Jesus first share this most important news? Mary Magdalene, whom St. Thomas Aquinas called the “Apostle to the Apostles.”
  • Engage in Lent with visio divina at UP
    Individuals are invited to enrich their Lenten journey with visio divina — an ancient form of Christian prayer meaning “sacred seeing” — March 28 following the noon Mass at the University of Portland’s Chapel of Christ the Teacher.
  • Catholic Charities USA leader to speak on migrants

    The president of Catholic Charities USA will speak in Portland May 4.

    Dominican Sister Donna Markham will discuss the plight of migrants and refugees at 6:30 p.m. at All Saints Parish, 3847 NE Glisan St.

  • Catholic Charities looks out for elder priests with new program

    Older priests, who have forsaken family life to minister to God’s faithful, sometimes need help with daily tasks like grocery shopping, doctor visits, making dinner, sewing on buttons, home maintenance and hygiene.


  • Pilgrimage or mission? That’s in the eye of the beholder
    St. Andrew parishioners Jeanine and Marc Boucher-Colbert are preparing themselves for a pilgrimage to El Camino de Santiago in Spain. Both vividly remember, however, a very different kind of pilgrimage 15 years ago, when they were Maryknoll lay missioners in Brazil.
  • Mass and other spiritual opportunities with Sisters of Reparation

    The Sisters of Reparation are welcoming Catholics to their convent in Southeast Portland for spiritual growth.


  • Evangelizing with 'God's eyes'
    Putting down secular culture may feel good, but it doesn’t bring in converts, says Father John Kerns, pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Lake Oswego. While it’s important for Catholics to be clear about what we preach and teach, he thinks it hurts the message when we frame a debate as “us vs. them.”
  • Prayer for priests
    “A Year of Prayer for our Priests” is a ministry of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. We share the joy of this devotion with all Oregon Catholics. A day each month is set aside to pray for the names of priests serving in the Archdiocese of Portland. Please remember them and all priests, deacons and religious in your daily prayers.
  • Secular Franciscans celebrate growth
    EUGENE — The Eugene-based St. Francis Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order is holding a ceremony and celebration of reactivation. The event is set for Saturday, Feb. 24, at noon at St. Peter Church, 1150 Maxwell Rd. in Eugene. 
  • Liturgical readings

    Here are the liturgical readings through March 4


  • Eucharistic procession set

    This year’s feast of Corpus Christi, Sunday, June 3, will take Catholic faith to the streets of Portland.

    The feast — more precisely called the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ — is the church’s celebration of the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

  • Retreat for mercy to begin Feb. 26
    Beginning Feb. 26, all are invited to Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Southeast Portland to join a 33-day retreat to prepare for Divine Mercy by following the theology of St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s “Offering to Merciful Love” and references from St. Faustina Kowalska’s diary.
  • Archbishop Sample’s schedule

    Here's where Archbishop Alexander Sample will be in the next few weeks. 

  • Influential youth ministry conference calls for friendship, personal encounter with God
    A delegation of more than 30 church workers from western Oregon started 2018 at a conference in Chicago. Catholic youth ministry may never be the same.
  • LIFE: Homeless

    With the money, Lando figures he could find a place to stay and set up his studio again to begin making money for himself. It's just hard to use one’s skills to earn a living when you can’t afford your daily bread.

  • Prayer and reflection offered
    Join the Sisters of Reparation for “Faith Alive” on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m. The evening will include recitation of evening prayer and a discussion on religious life. A light meal will be served.
  • Eucharistic procession set
    This year’s feast of Corpus Christi, Sunday, June 3, will take Catholic faith to the streets of Portland.
  • Video shows priest migrants
    The Pope Francis Center for Justice and Charity in Portland has created a one-minute video showcasing some of the migrant priests in the Archdiocese of Portland. “Share the Journey: Our Migrant Priests” puts a face on the word “migrant.”
  • Franciscan Spiritual Center offers new training
    The leadership at the Franciscan Spiritual Center say they have learned that what worked in the past often does not work for today’s challenges.
  • Discerning pastoral needs of the church’s growing majority
    As a teenager, Pedro Rubalcava journeyed through the first Encuentro in 1972 and through the second Encuentro in 1975.
  • Mount Angel lecture series
    Elaine Park, on staff at Mount Angel Seminary for many years as a teacher and administrator, will present Lucan Literature: Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles Saturday, Feb. 10, in the Mount Angel Abbey library.
  • Archbishop's schedule
    What is the archbishop up for the next couple of weeks? We have the answer.
  • Liturgical readings
    Catch up on the liturgical readings for the next few weeks.
  • LIFE: Human Trafficking
    Slavery is a manifestation of the sinful belief that some human beings – because of race, age, or powerlessness – are less important and therefore subject to domination.
  • Prayer for priests
    “A Year of Prayer for our Priests” is a ministry of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. We share the joy of this devotion with all Oregon Catholics.
  • Centering prayer workshop
    BEAVERTON — St. Cecilia Parish here is hosting a centering prayer workshop Saturday, Feb. 10, noon to 4:30 p.m. in the parish center.
  • Finding healing after abortion
    STAYTON — Elizabeth Peters saw a counselor for years. She regularly had nightmares portraying someone getting murdered in front of her. “It was always a man. I knew my son was a man, a boy,” she said.
  • Archbishop Sample's schedule
    What is the archbishop up to over the next few weeks? Find out here.
  • He saw church’s sense and power, then returned
    EUGENE — Like many in his generation, Keith Messer left the Catholic Church and explored other spiritual paths. He tried Buddhism while living in Hawaii in his 20s, then was Methodist, Mormon and Foursquare Evangelical in succession.
  • Spiritual opportunities in Southeast Portland
    The Sisters of Reparation of the Sacred Wounds of Jesus continue to offer spiritual opportunities. A day of retreat with the Sisters of Reparation is set for Saturday, Jan. 20, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the convent, 2120 SE 24th Ave. in Portland.
    January 18-26 will be a time of prayer, penance, and pilgrimage as a part of “9 Days for Life” (https://tinyurl.com/ny3obg6)
  • Providence, Dominican sisters support Dreamers
    An alliance of two women’s religious orders announced they stand with those who came to the United States as children without authorization.
  • Holy Names Sisters mark jubilees
    MARYLHURST — The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary on Oct. 15 honored eight women for decades of ministry.
  • Archbishop Sample’s schedule
    What will the archbishop be up to over the next couple of weeks? We have the answer for you.
  • Aging in community
    Dominican Father Paul Duffner diligently weighs bundles of rosary pamphlets to be distributed throughout the world. At 102, the friar is one of the oldest men in the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus. Yet he spends each day at the Rosary Center across the street from the Dominican priory at Holy Rosary Parish.
  • Liturgical readings
    Take a peek at the Scripture readings for the coming weeks.
  • Historian: Reformation  led to secularization
    The Reformation that began in Christianity 500 years ago — and the sometimes-violent divisions that followed — led to modern secularism.
  • LIFE: Refugees

    Biblical revelation urges us to welcome the stranger. When we welcome the stranger — alien, migrant, refugee — we open our doors to God. In the faces of others we see the face of Christ himself. Jesus and refugees are connected.

  • Taking a vow takes faith
    The decline in Oregon’s divorce rate may seem like good news. But the marriage rate is also dropping, while the number of couples living outside of marriage is up.
  • Women’s organization is ‘archdiocese’s best kept secret’
    A venerable organization for Catholic women is opening a new chapter at Holy Family Parish in Southeast Portland.
  • Nuns, agency team up on ministries
    MOUNT ANGEL — Catholic Community Services of the Mid-Willamette Valley and Central Coast has stepped in to help the Benedictine Sisters of Mount Angel sustain outreach ministries to low-income people.
  • New ministry emerges for Madonna's Center
    MILWAUIKIE — The Madonna’s Center for Life opened its doors for the Christmas season, allowing the community a peek inside the recently revamped organization.
  • Secular Franciscans welcome five to candidacy stage in Eugene
    EUGENE — Five men and women entered the candidacy stage of Secular Franciscan formation as part of the reactivated fraternity of St. Francis here in November.
  • A year of prayer for our priests
    “A Year of Prayer for our Priests” is a ministry of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, who share this devotion with all Oregon Catholics. A day each month is set aside to pray for the names of priests serving in the Archdiocese of Portland. Please remember them and all priests, deacons and religious in your daily prayers.
  • Finding answers to funeral questions
    We are one holy, catholic and apostolic church, but every diocese and every parish has its own richness and customs. Catholic funerals in the Archdiocese of Portland are a case in point.
  • Keeping faith
    When Matthew Zahn was finishing at his Catholic high school in California, he remembers telling his teachers and counselors that he wasn’t going to be one of those students who lost their faith in college. That resolve, he says, was key.
  • Celebrating a saint’s last great work
    Secular Franciscans from across the region, as well as members of the public, gathered at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Southeast Portland this fall to honor their founder’s transition from earthly life to heaven, called Transitus.
  • More than one person can rest in a single grave
    Figuring out the logistics after a loved one dies is never easy. One question that must be answered is: Where will they be buried?
  • Archbishop Sample's schedule
    How will our archbishop be spending the holidays? We have the answer.
  • SILENCE: The forgotten way to encounter God
    The Trappist monastery in Lafayette posts this Thomas Carlyle quote in several places around the grounds: “Silence is deep as Eternity.”
  • Christmas Mass schedules
    Mass schedules were provided by the parishes of western Oregon. If a parish isn’t listed, please check the bulletin or call the parish office with the help of the Oregon Catholic Directory.
  • Life:  Expectant Mothers
    As we approach the Nativity we ponder about how Mary must have felt.  With St. Joseph and all those good husbands and families, we too can accompany expectant mothers and help them to receive life as a gift.
  •  Constantly growing in faith
    KEIZER — It’s not a story many encounter these days. Going to a public school called St. Mary’s and receiving daily religious education classes.
  • Church teaches that body and soul are integrally linked
    The Catholic Church is not opposed to the cremation of earthly remains in principle. But nor is it considered the ideal.
  • Make funeral decisions now
    No one is ready to lose a loved one.

    The emotional weight of loss added to all the decisions that must be made after a loved one dies can make the time feel overwhelming, with little space to grieve.