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  • ‘Done with great Love’
    Holy Family Parish staff and volunteers have worked hard to bring Christ´s love to parishioners during these difficult times. 
  • U.P. president to step down in June
    After 10 years with the University of Portland, including the last seven as its 20th president, Holy Cross Father Mark Poorman is stepping away from the presidency June 30. The U.P. Board of Regents announced that Holy Cross Father James Lies (pronounced LEASE) will serve as interim president effective July 1.
  • Mass vaccinations part of effort to open schools
    Mass COVID-19 vaccinations are taking place at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Appointments are required, and only certain groups are receiving the vaccines because of limited quantities.
  • EUGENE — St Jude Parish announced that there will be no food box distribution Saturday, Feb. 13, due to inclement weather.
  • In-person and distance learning from the start in Oregon City
    OREGON CITY — Mary Haluska, principal at St. John the Apostle School, was determined to get as many students safely back into the classroom as possible starting in September.
  • Five generations at St. Ignatius School
    Meagan Benson is a bright, kind, honest member of the eighth grade class at St. Ignatius. She is a friend to all and a well-known staple of the St. Ignatius School community. She is also the fourth child in her family to attend the Portland school. However, Meagan’s family history at the school goes back much farther. St. Ignatius School and the parish have been at the heart of the Benson family for five generations. 
  • Sherwood students visualize atoms
    SHERWOOD — At St. Francis School here, middle school students are keeping up to date with ST(R)EAM — or science, technology, religion, engineering, art and math — standards through their creativity with distance learning.
  • St. Francis students continue to live the joy of the Gospels
    BANKS — Every day at St. Francis of Assisi, staff invite their students to a deeper relationship with God. Students live the Gospel through their relationships and interactions with classmates, parents, teachers, fellow parishioners and the broader community.
  • Distance learning at St. Clare fosters innovation in community building and lesson planning
    Staff dressed in festive sweaters and costumes as Christmas carols played over speakers at St. Clare School in Southwest Portland Dec. 18. Teachers exchanged schoolwork with students — wishing families a happy Christmas break. The event was the school’s last drive-through supply pickup parade of the year.
  • St. Agatha students learn to be cheerful givers
    St. Agatha School’s youth ministry collected blankets for the Portland Rescue Mission and new and unwrapped toys for Randall’s Children Hospital the week before Christmas break.
  • Jesuit sophomores combine smarts and service
    Four Jesuit High School sophomores are reaching for the stars by continuing to pursue their passion for service. “Despite the myriad challenges of COVID-19, these stellar students have maintained an astounding devotion to both the local and the global community through cancer research, care kits for the homeless, and health care technology,” said school leaders.
  • Pride swells at Gervais Catholic school
    GERVAIS — The pandemic has not dampened students’ enthusiasm for learning at Sacred Heart School here. The year began with limited in-person learning and evolved from there according to state guidelines. If anything, emerging from months of distance learning has made students and staff that much prouder of the school.
  • Kindergartners celebrate being back in school
    After a warm “good morning,” a temperature check and a squirt of hand sanitizer, Holy Family School’s kindergartners happily head (properly distanced, of course) to their classroom for a busy morning with teacher, Anne Marie Ulring, and instructional assistant, Terri Solazzo.
  • From The Madeleine with love
    The community at The Madeleine School in Northeast Portland challenges its students to achieve their greatest potential through not only rigorous academic study and active faith formation, but also through service to others.
  • La Salle students connect despite pandemic
    They performed concerts, gave to families in need and even put on a show. Though nearly every classroom at La Salle Prep in Milwaukie has been empty since Gov. Kate Brown closed school grounds nearly a year ago, La Salle’s 660 students have created new ways to connect during the pandemic.
  • Beaverton students explore creativity in technology
    BEAVERTON — “St. Cecilia School has many technology courses, but my favorite is 3D printing. St. Cecilia’s 3D course allows me to be creative,” said eighth grader Grace Butterly. 
  • Salem students explore environment in school
    SALEM — In December, Queen of Peace School was certified by the Oregon Green Schools in the ‘Gardens and Grounds’ track. The certification is awarded in recognition of efforts in waste reduction and resource conservation.
  • Drive-throughs sustain vital traditions

    Traditions are important, especially during difficult times like the pandemic. That’s why Holy Cross School in North Portland was intentional in maintaining important traditional community events despite the school closure.

  • Outdoor learning is their specialty
    Franciscan Sister Therese Gutting, head of Franciscan Montessori Earth School in Southeast Portland, is waiting for the day when all students can return. In the meantime, students are engaged on-site.
  • A steadfast dedication to those in need

    Food. Coats. Blankets. Pennies. Those words are synonymous with Central Catholic’s Week of Giving, an annual drive to collect donated goods for those in need in the Portland area. This year the school had to adapt and pivot due to COVID-19.

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