The annual Festa Italiana Mass, a liturgy in Italian preceding the city’s annual festival of Italian culture, returns to St. Michael the Archangel Church in Southwest Portland Aug. 13. The parish is the historic hub of Portland’s Italian community.

The Mass is set for Saturday, Aug. 13, at St. Michael, 424 SW Mill St.

Archbishop John Vlazny, retired leader of the archdiocese, will preside. There will be a reception following liturgy.

The Festa Italiana Celebration will be held Aug. 21 at Club Paesano-Cedarville Park in Gresham.

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