Learning to act justly . . . The Franciscan Renewal Center will present a workshop titled 'Act Justly, Love Tenderly: Intimacy, Sexuality and Relationships in Christian Living.'

The workshop, moderated by Sister Fran Ferder and Father John Heagle will be Nov. 13, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sister Ferder is a native of Salem and a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. She holds a Ph.D in clinical psychology from Loyola University, Chicago.

Father Heagle was ordained for the Diocese of La Crosse, Wis., in 1965. He holds a master's degree in philosophy from the Catholic University of America.

For Friday evening only, the cost is $15 for the workshop; for an overnight stay it is $100 ($75 for commuters). Deadline for registration is Nov. 1. For more information, call (503) 636-1590.

Hibernians hold 'ladies' night' . . . The Ancient Order of Hibernians of Portland will host a meeting for women interested in joining the Irish cultural organization. The meeting will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 in the U. S. Bank Room of the downtown Multnomah County Library, 801 SW 10th Ave. For more information, call (503) 294-0814.

Marylhurst appoints new trustees . . . The Marylhurst University board of trustees has added Holy Names Sister Lynda Thompson and Dr. Sam Shoen to the board.

Sister Thompson is the new provincial director of the Sisters of the Holy Names Oregon Province. A 1965 Marylhurst graduate in history, Sister Lynda also holds an master of arts in human and religious studies from St. Mary's College in Winona, Minn.

She has studied at the Jesuit School of Applied Theology in Berkeley, Calif.; has done graduate work at the University of Oregon, Southern Oregon College and University of Southwestern Louisiana; and is a certified chaplain.

Dr. Shoen, a Port Townsend, Wash., resident, heads an investment management company. He also graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and holds an MBA from the Harvard University School of Business.

His father, Sam Shoen Sr., funded the construction of Marylhurst's Shoen Library, in tribute to his late wife, Anna Mary Carty Shoen, a Marylhurst alumna ('43). Dr. Shoen's aunt and two cousins also attended Marylhurst.

Tillamook Knights to dedicate memorial to unborn . . . Archbishop John Vlazny visited Tillamook on Tuesday to help the Knights of Columbus memorialize children who never were born. The ceremony took place at the Catholic cemetery south of town. The nine-square-foot memorial asks readers to pray for the innocent victims of abortion and to respect life.

Catholic Daughters celebrate 60 years . . . Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Klamath #1295, chartered Oct. 23, 1938, recently celebrated their 60th anniversary at a restaurant in Klamath Falls. In attendance were Carol Piatz, Oregon State Regent, Joan Gregor, First Vice Regent, and Vivian Duda, National Director. Baker Bishop Thomas Connolly was the guest speaker. Father Charles Driesbach, Court Chaplain, Father Frank Buckman and Deacon Ken Morton were guests.

Former Ashland parishioner joins Dominicans . . . A former parishioner of Our Lady of the Mountain Parish in Ashland, Sister Marie Therese (Charlotte) Dorsey joined Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne Sept. 14.

Before entering the order, Sister Therese taught in public and Catholic schools for about 15 years. Six of those years were as first-grade teacher at Sacred Heart School in Medford. She also worked as a psychiatric social worker for three years in a residential treatment center for children.

The sisters nurse incurable cancer patients in seven nursing homes in six states - New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Ohio and Minnesota.

Marylhurst hires new administrative staff members . . . Michael Lammers is Marylhurst University's new vice president for finance and facilities. Lammers comes to Marylhurst from Stanford University, where he has worked for the past 14 years, most recently as assistant dean for academic affairs in the school of medicine. Lammers is a member of Marylhurst's administrative cabinet and is responsible for the planning, organization and direction of the university's financial and campus service functions.

Bonita Kolb is the new chair of the graduate department of management. Kolb comes to Marylhurst from University of Westminster in London, where she was director of the masters in international finance program and also had served as director of the enterprise in education and Central Asia programs.

Joanie Peterson is the new director of the recently created enrollment management department. Peterson came to Marylhurst in August from Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, where in 1996 she became the first enrollment manager in an Oregon community college and one of the few in any college or university in the state.

Lay ministers convene . . . Building relationships among parish staff is the topic at the Oct. 29 gathering of the Association of Lay Ministry of Western Oregon.

The annual fall meeting takes place this year at St. Mary Parish in Mount Angel, 8:30 a.m.ñ3 p.m. Presenter is Deacon Loris Buccola, a pastoral counselor in Silverton.

Outreach Ministry receives award . . . The Metropolitan Human Rights Center in Downtown Portland recognized Outreach Ministry on Burnside for its efforts to include people of various ethnic and social groups among its recipients and volunteers. Outreach Ministry, which aids poor Burnside residents, received the Non-Profit Diversity Award.

Retreat to offer spiritual support to caregivers . . . St. Joseph Parish in Vancouver, Wash., hosts a retreat Oct. 24 for people who provide care for the ill, disabled and elderly. Holy Cross Father Richard Berg of Portland's Downtown Chapel teams up with parish staff to lead the 10 a.m.ñ3 p.m. session in the church annex.

Also each month, the parish hosts Circle of Hope, a special liturgy for people with disabilities and others who may want to form a prayer community.

Both the retreat and the liturgy are offered free of charge.

In Portland, call Karen Mertens, (503) 283-8053. In Vancouver, call Mary Sutter (360) 892-0951.

Jesuit to hold open house . . . The public is invited to Jesuit High School's open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The event will include an opportunity to tour the campus, learn about programs and meet staff and students. Visitors can see the newly constructed Parks Performing Arts Center, Knight Physical Education Center and new classroom wing.

Jesuit is a coeducational Catholic, college preparatory school for grades 9-12. Applications will be available at the open house. The school is at 9000 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.

Valley Catholic presents Pinocchio . . . Valley Catholic High School will present an original adaptation of Pinocchio, written by director Wendy Larsen Westerwelle and her cast. Performances are in the Kelly Auditorium at the high school at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 and a 2 p.m. matinee Nov. 1. The performance Saturday evening includes a Halloween costume contest for the audience.

Tickets are $4 for adults, $3 for students, $2 for children 6-12 years old and $1 for children under 6. Call (503) 644-3745 for ticket reservations.The school is located at 4275 S.W. 148th Ave., Beaverton.

UP runners climb in poll . . . The University of Portland men's cross country team moved up from 23rd to 17th in national polls after placing fourth at the University of Minnesota's Invitational late last month. Locally, the University of Oregon placed ninth, falling from fourth place the prior week. Washington State was 18th, falling from 10th place, and Washington University was 23rd. For the Pilots, it is the eighth consecutive year in the top 25. The poll was conducted by the U.S. Cross Country Coaches Association.

Providence Sisters unite provinces . . . After two years of study, the Providence Sisters in Sacred Heart and St. Ignatius provinces have chosen to unite.

The new entity, not yet named, will serve in 11 Catholic dioceses and consist of 250 sisters. The health care systems - the Sisters of Providence Health System, Seattle, and Providence Services, Spokane - will continue as separate entities sponsored by the Sisters of Providence.

Sacred Heart Province encompasses Alaska, Western Washington, Oregon and California, with provincial offices in Seattle; St. Ignatius Province comprises Eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana and has provincial offices in Spokane.