With the Oct. 1 closure of the Catholic Sentinel as well as its website catholicsentinel.org, western Oregon Catholics will need to look elsewhere for local church news.

The Archdiocese of Portland issues a regular email newsletter called Parish Link. It focuses largely on archdiocesan announcements from the Archdiocese of Portland Pastoral Center. To subscribe, send a note to news@archdpdx.org.

Mater Dei Radio keeps an eye and an ear on local Catholic happenings, particularly the Morning Blend show with David Endres and Brenda Aikin, which airs 7 – 9 a.m. on 88.3 FM in Portland, Vancouver and Salem; 94.9 and 100.5 in Eugene, Springfield and Cottage Grove. Shows and news also are available at materdeiradio.com and on the free Hail Mary Media app.