The Catholic Sentinel has canceled its May 13 open house, which had been scheduled to celebrate the newspaper’s 150th anniversary. Two other sesquicentennial events are still on the calendar as of now, amid hope that the coronavirus pandemic will be over.

A history stroll past former Sentinel office sites is set for Saturday, Aug. 8, starting at 9 a.m. at the northeast corner of Southwest Washington and Third Streets in Portland. Along the way, Sentinel staff will give commentary about historical context and explain what the paper was doing when it was in the various locations.  

The event will end with an early lunch at Huber’s Restaurant, where no doubt Sentinel journalists talked over the news with a beer in one hand and a turkey sandwich in the other. Participants pay for their own lunches.

A Mass and dinner are set for Saturday, Oct. 24, at St. Patrick Church in Northwest Portland. Set in the oldest Catholic church in Portland, the Mass will have Archbishop Alexander Sample as presider. Food will follow, free of charge. See a video about how the paper is produced and encounter a ghostly but friendly visit by an editor from the 19th century.

RSVP requested for both events: or 503-460-5353.