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  • Our Lady of the Lake’s Meals of Mercy ‘a huge act of love and kindness’
    LAKE OSWEGO — Under Portland bridges, outside homeless shelters, in a parish hall and around families’ kitchen counters, hundreds of people — Catholics, fellow Christians and those with no affirmed faith — have performed small acts of mercy through an Our Lady of the Lake Parish-based pandemic effort.
  • Liturgical music class offered at UP
    Michael Prendergast is offering a course on liturgical music at the University of Portland this fall. The class will cover Catholic liturgical music, including church documents and liturgical books, music repertoire, liturgical performance and its historical context.
  • Gonzaga student receives Goldwater Scholarship
    SPOKANE, Wash. — J. Thomas Kearns, a double major in psychology and communication studies at Gonzaga University, is the recipient of the 2021 Goldwater Scholarship.
  • Holy Rosary to host Tolton performance
    A Portland performance of Tolton: From Slave to Priest will happen at Holy Rosary Church Saturday, July 31, at 7 p.m. in Aquinas Hall. The parish is incorporating the production into its welcome back program.
  • Fr. Poorman departs UP
    After seven years at the helm, Holy Cross Father Mark Poorman left his position as president of the University of Portland effective July 1. Herbert Medina is now acting president.
  • Catechesis seminar held in Albany
    ALBANY — St. Mary Parish here is offering an adult catechesis seminar on theological anthropology. Entitled “In the Image and Likeness of God,” it will be led by Brian Morin, a layperson with a theology degree from Mount Angel Seminary.
  • Los Angeles illegally kept funds destined for Catholic schools
    In a decision that could restore millions of dollars to Catholic schools, the state of California has ruled that the Los Angeles Unified School District violated federal law in ways that slashed assistance for academically struggling students in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
  • Gonzaga awarded grant for climate work
    BOSTON, Massachusetts — Gonzaga University has been awarded a grant for its innovative climate projects.
  • De La Salle North’s time in Kenton building ends
    The staff at De La Salle North Catholic High School left the school’s historic Kenton building home on North Fenwick Avenue for the last time.
  • Parish holds walk for racial justice
    TIGARD — On May 26, one year and a day after the death of George Floyd, about 50 members of St. Anthony Parish held a vigil that included Mass, a rosary, and a walk of prayer and reflection against racial hatred.
  • Getting kids off the couch
    As the pandemic dragged on, Isaac Forquer saw his kids, 9 and 11, drearily come to the dinner table. They weren’t happy. They weren’t active.
  • UP business program earns top rankings
    The University of Portland’s Pamplin School of Business has earned accolades for its flexible master of business administration programs geared toward helping business professionals navigate the challenges of the modern world.  
  • CYO gala to be online
    After studying options, Catholic Youth Organization has decided to hold its annual fall fundraising gala online. The event is set for Tuesday, Oct. 19.
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A pandemic response guided by ‘authentic spiritual beauty’
    CENTRAL POINT — It was the first day fires ripped through southwestern Oregon last summer, and the sky over Shepherd of the Valley Church was eerily dark with smoke. 

  • UP appoints new director of alumni and parent relations
    The University of Portland announced the appointment of Gina Amato Yazzolino as new director of alumni and parent relations. Yazzolino took over the role in April. A 1996 graduate of U.P., she succeeds Craig Swinyard, who stepped away from the position last December.
  • Holy Cross School in North Portland is partnering with Providence Health to host two COVID-19 vaccination clinics. The first was in June and the second will be Tuesday, July 20, from 3-6 p.m. Pfizer or Moderna vaccines will be distributed to individuals 12 years and older.
  • New dean named for UP business school
    The University of Portland named a new dean of the Pamplin School of Business. Michael DeVaughn takes over the position effective July 1.
  • Resurrection Parish offers extensive support to Oregon City day shelter
    TUALATIN — It started small with a few volunteers making sack lunches and has grown into a parishwide offering of service and gifts for those in need.
  • Valley Catholic senior coronated Rose Festival queen
    History was made June 18 when Lilianna Rosebrook became the second woman in her family to become Rose Festival queen.
  • Students taking the lead
    TIGARD — Near the end of the last school year, the staff at St. Anthony School here started a new program to get students thinking.
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