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  • For the inbetweeners
    BEAVERTON — Transitional kindergarten is a term not widely used in Oregon. However, at St. Cecilia School here it has become not only commonplace, but a term that offers comfort to many families.
  • Sacred Heart students are REAL
    GERVAIS — Sacred Heart students here are called to do their best to live up to the school’s learning expectations. Teachers work with students to instill values that create responsible citizens, effective communicators, active Catholics and lifelong learners. As a reminder a useful acronym is employed: REAL.
  • Seniors form pro-life group at Regis
    STAYTON — On a typical Tuesday midday period at Regis St. Mary Catholic School here, one group of high school students heads out to grab lunch at McDonald’s. Others go to the student center to eat lunches they brought from home.
  • Year-end challenge reaps exponential generosity
    EUGENE — The idea challenge was simple enough: an An anonymous donor would match $10,000 towards O’Hara Catholic School’s Capital capital Campaign campaign before the end of the year if the rest of the school community at O’Hara Catholic School could raise their own $10,000 by midnight on New Year’s Eve.
  • Faith meets science in Holy Family’s Innovation Station
    Students at Holy Family Catholic School in Southeast Portland wrote a prayer for the school’s Innovation Station: “Thank you God for giving me my hands for creating, my brain for solving problems and my voice for encouraging others. Thank you God for making me an innovator, an engineer and most importantly a friend.”
  • Holy Cross students lend a hand
    When Tim Culligan, the maintenance supervisor at North Portland’s Holy Cross Catholic School, needs a hand he can count on a small brigade of middle-schoolers to jump in and help out.
  • School community back at ease
    Franciscan Sister Therese Gutting, head of Franciscan Montessori Earth School in Southeast Portland, says “While this has been a difficult year in many ways, our decision to reopen school at all levels in March 2021 made all the difference in the overall positive feelings of the school community.”
  • Information on Blanchet Catholic
    Here is information on Blanchet Catholic School in Salem.
  • Bringing adaptive education and mindfulness to Central Catholic
    There is no typical workday for Anthony Gray, Central Catholic’s fitness and adaptive education trainer.

  • Goings on at Sacred Heart Parish, Medford
    Parishioner Mary Zvonek donated copies of Matthew Kelly’s new book, “Life is Messy,” as a gift for parishioners this Christmas. Worshippers were invited to pick up a copy in the vestibule after Christmas Mass, one per family.
  • Jesuit holds 53rd annual food drive
    On Dec. 15, the Jesuit High School Student Center became a food sorting and distribution hub, with canned goods that reached the 15-foot-high ceiling.

    Students compiled food boxes for 315 Portland area families, with leftover goods going to local food pantries.
  • UP president search expands
    From the college’s start in 1901, the University of Portland has had a priest or brother of the Congregation of Holy Cross at the helm. But the North Portland school has expanded its current search to all qualified candidates for university president.
  • Quilts for kids
    St. Alice parishioners Mary Kay Ankney and Yvonne Kleppe gave Dora Salgado, volunteer coordinator for St. Alice's Homeschool Support program, 14 handmade quilts for children on Dec. 15.
  • He knows the scoop
    On a snowy Dec. 26 in Springfield, Fr. Mark Bentz put on his warmest hat and headed outside to shovel.
  • Catholics from around the archdiocese share their thoughts on 175 years
    “A two-thousand-year-old church… with a 175-year-old archdiocese… which has consistently defended our faith through some pretty incredible times. All that… from the forward-thinking state of Oregon. Impressive to say the least!”
  • ‘God has found a new use for me’
    “I am 69 years old, a broken man, and God has found a new use for me,” says musician Frank Gemmato, a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Southeast Portland. He not only plays piano, guitar and sings but also has directed choirs in several Portland-area churches over the years. While in Lourdes, France, this year Gemmato heard a call: Do more.
  • Prayer shawl ministry wraps recipients in love
    BEAVERTON — Knitting and crocheting shawls to support people experiencing stress — that’s the mission behind the prayer shawl ministry of St. Cecilia Parish here.
  • Reflections on our 2021 camping season
    After sitting out the 2020 summer camping season due to COVID-19, Camp Howard staff and youths were ready to go in summer 2021. Coming back from a year like 2020 was not as easy as one would hope, but we did the best job we could.
  • Hoops star helps academy raise $500,000
    St. Mary’s Academy hosted its annual Food For Thought event Dec. 8, raising more than $500,000 for tuition aid.
  • UP requires COVID-19 boosters for students, faculty, staff
    The University of Portland announced Jan. 4 that the Holy Cross school in North Portland would require COVID-19 boosters for all those returning to campus for the spring semester. Feb. 1 is the deadline.
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