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  • 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.
  • Bishops vote to draft teaching document on the Eucharist
    By a wide margin, the U.S. bishops approved a plan to draft a document to examine the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the church following a lengthy debate during their spring general assembly.

  • Who you really are
    Archbishop Sample: “God created you and God created me in love and for love.”
  • Archbishop Sample blesses PeaceHealth Sacred Heart chapel
    EUGENE —Archbishop Alexander Sample blessed the new chapel in the lobby at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District campus May 20. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the small in-person ceremony was streamed to PeaceHealth Oregon caregivers.
  • Following Jesus and Mary
    Military veterans who gave their lives followed the examples of Jesus and Mary by putting aside their own needs for others, Archbishop Alexander Sample said during a May 31 Mass for Memorial Day and the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • Archbishop supports discussion timeline on Eucharist
    Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample has voiced full support for a current consultation and discussion timeline as the nation’s Catholic bishops grapple over the question of Communion for leaders who publicly defy church teaching.
  • WATCH: In tumultuous year, archbishop’s Chapel Chats a consoling mainstay
    Oregon Catholics have faced a year of unprecedented challenges since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in spring 2020. But on most Friday evenings since then, hundreds and often thousands of people find a source of solace in the home of their spiritual leader, Archbishop Alexander Sample.
  • Archbishop Sample encourages faithful to read pastoral letter on abortion, Communion
    Archbishop Alexander Sample posted on his social media accounts May 3 a pastoral letter by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone that focuses on the unborn, Communion and Catholics in public life. With a link to the letter the archbishop wrote: “It is well worth a careful read. An important discussion for our times.”
  • Surrender to divine providence
    If we surrender ourselves fully to God, we can receive powerful peace and clarity, said Archbishop Alexander Sample during his Chapel Chat April 30.
  • ‘Have faith that Jesus is alive’
    Beyond monumental, beyond big, Easter is too much to celebrate in just a single day. That was the message April 9 from a joyful Archbishop Alexander Sample during a livestreamed talk from his home chapel.
  • God’s grace is here now
    At the Easter Vigil April 3 at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland, Archbishop Alexander Sample reminded listeners and viewers about the mind-boggling reality of the sacraments.
  • Remember sin
    The world would do well to recapture the notion of sin, Archbishop Alexander Sample said March 26. Not fire and brimstone, the archbishop explained, but “a healthy understanding that we are all sinners.”
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