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  • Catholic Friendship Group launched
    St. Birgitta Parish’s friendship group began when a parishioner noticed something missing.
  • ‘A strong community’
    Winding into Cloverdale from the north, drivers on Highway 101 for a moment head directly at a charming white church and its lofty steeple. The stirring vision has inspired motorists for a century now.
  • St. Mary’s Academy names new president
    The St. Mary’s Academy board of directors and the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary have named Emily Niedermeyer Becker, a 1986 graduate, as next president of the venerable downtown Portland school for girls.
  • Parish gathers to say goodbye and thank you
    VENETA — On the afternoon of Sunday, June 26, members of St. Catherine of Siena Parish here gathered to thank, celebrate and say goodbye to three individuals who have left a lasting mark on the parish.
  • St. Boniface Parish annual BBQ chicken dinner
    This Sunday, Aug. 7, is the date for the next annual barbecue chicken dinner at the historic St. Boniface Parish in Sublimity. Hours are 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Religious community new to Oregon
    A missionary religious community that emerged from an Eastern European Cold War lay movement is sending two priests and two sisters to serve at St. Henry Parish in Gresham.
  • Catholic high school seniors win honors
    Twenty-six Oregon graduates in the class of 2022 won the highest tier of scholarship awarded by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. Four of them attended either Jesuit High School or St. Mary’s Academy.
  • Couple seeks prayers
    A couple from St. Patrick Parish in Northwest Portland is asking for prayers of continued healing for their 5-year-old son, Theo Kurvers. Theo, son of Anna and Steven Kurvers, was diagnosed with B cell lymphoblastic leukemia in early June. After eight days of treatment at Randall Children’s Hospital in North Portland, Theo’s blood had no cancer cells.
  • St. André Bessette resumes Friday night hot meals
    On Friday, March 13, 2020, St. André Bessette Parish (formerly the Downtown Chapel on West Burnside Street) suspended its Friday night hot meal service to Portland’s downtown homeless because of the surging COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Bringing a sense of the Upper Room to parishes
    “Cenacle” is another word for the Upper Room in Jerusalem. Tradition has it that the Last Supper happened in the Cenacle. The apostles continued to gather there after Christ’s death and Resurrection, and it’s where the Holy Spirit came to the apostles on Pentecost.
  • Marist students participate in synodal discernment
    EUGENE — In the spring 2022 issue of Marist, a magazine for alumni, parents and friends of Marist High School in Eugene, Rick Martin, the school’s director of campus ministry and formation, wrote about Marist’s participation in the church’s Synod on Synodality.
  • Milwaukie student wins international essay prize
    MILWAUKIE — Five young people who attend Christ the King Church in Milwaukie have been recognized in the state Knights of Columbus essay contest. One student, Jack Burnside, is the International Winner.
  • Bringing a sense of the Upper Room to parishes
    “Cenacle” is another word for the Upper Room in Jerusalem. Tradition has it that the Last Supper happened in the Cenacle. The apostles continued to gather there after Christ’s death and Resurrection, and it’s where the Holy Spirit came to the apostles on Pentecost.
  • Newman students serve up hope
    EUGENE — “Service has always been a part of my life,” said Alison Hicks as she explained her participation in a recent activity.
  • Visitation, Verboort
    VERBOORT — Visitation School’s class of 2022 is one of the largest to graduate from the school in several years.
  • St. John the Baptist, Milwaukie
    MILWAUKIE — At St. John the Baptist School here, the eighth grade Baccalaureate Mass is set for Friday, June 10.
  • Holy Family, Southeast Portland
    Something unique at Holy Family School in Southeast Portland is the capstone project. Eighth graders work for a year on the ending projects to seal their middle school experience. It’s an independent learning project meant to be a hands-on experience.
  • Holy Cross, North Portland
    It started in the spring of 2021 with an email to all staff: “Are you interested in being a part of a fitness group?” A year later, 18 educators and school staff text each other with their workout for the day.
  • Franciscan Montessori Earth School, Southeast Portland
    Here at Clare Hall, as eighth grade graduates of Franciscan Montessori Earth School, we have undergone unique experiences and have grown into skillful individuals because of our time at school.
  • Sacred Heart, Gervais
    The six students of the Class of 2022 at Sacred Heart School in Gervais are diverse in some ways and united in others. These five young women and sole male classmate have persevered through historic times. They have emerged from strict COVID precautions like distance learning, masking and social distancing with strong ideas, big dreams, an even stronger faith, and bonds of friendship that will endure.
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