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  • World mission collection set
    Catholics in western Oregon will have a chance to further evangelization and help mission dioceses worldwide the weekend of Oct. 23.
    Sarah Morris of Portland and Hono Yacapin of Wahiawa, Hawaii, wed Sept. 17 at St. Clare Church in Southwest Portland with Deacon Bill McNamara officiating. The couple resides in Portland.
  • Pro-life vigils to intensify
    Live in a way that exemplifies the culture of life. That was advice from Auxiliary Bishop Peter Smith during a Mass Sept. 17 at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
  • Benedictine sisters: A legacy of love and stability
    In recent years, the Benedictine Sisters of Mount Angel kindly have directed interested vocations else-where. It’s a step toward a sad yet graceful transition.
  • A bridge between God and people
    In a one-minute video released on YouTube Sept. 13, Archbishop Alexander Sample explains his vocation.
  • Meet the therapy dog trained by Mercedarian sisters to help the students they serve
    Students at Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are visited twice a week by Gia, an 8-month-old Bernedoodle, and a group of Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.
  • Vows at Mount Angel
    Three Benedictine monks made vows earlier this month.
  • Program on potential Black saints
    The Knights of Peter Claver Council 225 in Portland announces a virtual event to highlight Black Catholics who are on the journey to sainthood in the Catholic Church. The Zoom-based event is slated for Thursday, Nov. 17, starting at 5:30 p.m. Pacific.
  • ‘Come with an open heart’
    This year the Sisters of Providence, Mother Joseph Province, recognize four jubilarians who have links to Oregon.
  • The difference that planned giving makes
    Even after his death, Gene Feltz has been making a difference to CYO/Camp Howard through planned giving.
  • Which saint would you like to meet?
    Catholic saints surely watch over all children, but it is Catholic children whose lives are especially enriched by the saints, because it is Catholic children who learn the saints’ stories. Their faith and holiness are timeless role models.
  •  Former quarterback: Faith saved me
    When Steve Beuerlein was trapped in the pressure cooker at Notre Dame and the National Football League, he’d turn to prayer.

  • Helping kids discover life
    Lucy Morris, a 10-year-old fifth grader at Our Lady of the Lake School in Lake Oswego, was excited about her first CYO track season last spring. So she wrote a thank-you letter to the person she deemed ultimately responsible for it.
  • Helping youth grow in faith
    As they cap off a 75th anniversary, leaders of Catholic Youth Organization/Camp Howard have revised their vision, mission and values.

  • ‘A presence of Christ’
    A final round of funding outreach has begun for a new chapel/youth center that will rise atop a hill overlooking Camp Howard in the near future.
  • Archbishop: CYO/Camp Howard is essential to forming the lives of youth
    One of Archbishop Alexander Sample’s first comments upon arriving in Portland as its new archbishop in 2013 was his excitement to explore the outdoor wonders of the Pacific Northwest.
  • The public school with nuns
    For a century, one Oregon public school had Benedictine nuns as teachers. The curriculum included religion classes.
  • New high school focused on classics
    On the day after Labor Day, a small private high school opened across the street from Holy Rosary Parish in Northeast Portland. The Chesterton Academy of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati is the educational and spiritual home to more than a dozen families from the Portland area and southwest Washington.
  • ‘Windows into the divine mystery’
    In the course of 140 years on a hilltop overlooking the undulating farms of the Willamette Valley, Mount Angel Abbey has received and created enough donations of sacred art to fill several museums. Meanwhile, abbots have commissioned important works and monk-artists have produced memorable pieces.
  • Welcoming a new academic year at Mount Angel Seminary
    Seminarians and students, faculty, staff, and other guests gathered with the monastic community in the church at Mount Angel Abbey Aug. 22 to celebrate the opening of the new academic year at Mount Angel Seminary with the Mass of the Holy Spirit.
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