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    All are welcome to a Holy Hour to pray for the repose of the souls of those buried at our local Catholic cemeteries. This one-hour service includes Exposition and Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament, as well as the Holy Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and other prayers for the dead.

    Taking place in the Gethsemani chapel (from the front gate, on the right) at 11:00 am on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, Sept. 16 through December 16.

    Contact Maria at ph. 503-659-1350
    Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery, chapel
    11666 SE Stevens Road
    Happy Valley, OR

    An ongoing event on the 4th Sunday of every month at 2:45 pm.  All are invited to the St. Pius X Adapted Liturgy, a Mass that celebrates the lives and gifts of all people, including those with physical and developmental disabilities.  Every effort is made to accommodate the inclusion and participation of each person.  The church is accessible for wheelchairs, and listening devices are available.
    Future dates are Sept. 28, October 26, November 23, Dec. 28 and Jan. 25.  A casual reception follows.  All are welcome to this joyful gathering. 

    call 503-644-5264 for more information
    St Pius X Catholic Parish
    1280 NW Saltzman Rd
    Portland, OR

    This monthly liturgy includes Mass & Blessing with the Relic of Saint Peregrine.  Held on the first Saturday of each month at noon. Saint Peregrine is the patron saint of victims of cancer, AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.

    The Grotto and Chapel of Mary
    85th and Sandy Blvd.
    Portland, OR

    Our Lady of the Lake Parish invites you to participate in its stewardship program, called "Serving Praying Sharing". In October "Praying" is the focus, with a prayer opportunity every day from October 1-30.
    Oct. 24-25 - 24-Hour Prayer Vigil, starts 3:00 pm
    Oct. 30 - Marian prayer service, 7:00 pm

    For more information, contact Kim Calkins, ph. 503-636-7687, e-mail
    Our Lady of the Lake Parish
    650 A Avenue
    Lake Oswego, OR

    35th annual craft fair at St. Louis in Gervais.  Items for sale include canned goods, jewelry, hair accessories and more!
    Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

    St. Louis Parish
    14013 Manning Rd. NE
    Gervais, OR

    St. Stephen's Parish invites the public to their First Friday Devotions.  On the 1st Fridays of the month, Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament immediately follows Holy Mass at 9:00AM, with Benediction at 3:00PM.  The La Pieta International Prayer Group meets every 1st Friday at 4:30PM for novena prayers to honor the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, followed by Holy Mass at 6:00PM.
    **1st Friday Devotion Promises from Our Lord Jesus** #11. Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in My heart, never to be blotted out.

    St Stephen Catholic Church
    1112 SE 41st Ave.
    Portland, OR

    All are welcome to join the community at St. Rose of Lima to pray the rosary in the chapel every Monday evening at 7 p.m.  The U.S. bishops have asked us to pray the rosary daily for life, marriage and religious freedom.
    Park in the small lot behind the church and enter using the rear doors.  Climb one flight of stairs, make a right through the foyer, then go left to start down the hall.  Chapel is on your right.

    St Rose of Lima Catholic Church
    2727 NE 54th Ave., corner of NE 54th Ave and Alameda St. off of Sandy Blvd.
    Portland, OR

    Join in for a sung Vespers hour with Compline, happening every Sunday evening at 6:00 pm.

    Contact the parish at ph. 503-286-3929
    St. Birgitta Catholic Church
    11820 NW St. Helens Rd.
    Portland, OR

    "Making Love Last" is a monthly series presented by marriage and family therapist Martin Gay at Queen of Peace Parish in Salem. This workshop is for those interested in learning how to sustain and strengthen their relationships.

    Mondays as listed below, 7:00-8:30 pm

    Oct. 20 "What Happened to the Trust?"
    Nov. 17 "Connecting Through Communication"
    Feb. 9 "Working Through Our Problems Intentionally"
    March 9 "Connecting Through Intimacy"
    April 13 "Trusting Again"

    No fee for this series, but please do register - phone 503-375-6362 or go to

    Queen of Peace Church, gathering area
    corner of Friendship Ave. SE and Lone Oak Rd. SE
    Salem, OR

    November 7–9 - Mount Angel Abbey, Mount Angel OR
    For more information and to register, call 503-853-2758 or go to


    Join Celebrant Archbishop Alexander Sample for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at St Rose of Lima Parish to celebrate the founding of the Holy Spirit Sisters from the Diocese of Moshi Tanzania.  All are welcome.  A reception will follow the Mass. 
    For details -503-239-0328

    St Rose of Lima Parish
    2727 NE 54th Ave
    Portland, OR

    Every second Sunday of the month you are invited to Queen of Peace Church in Salem for an afternoon of prayer and fellowship.
    3:00-4:30 pm   prayer meeting and Bible study with Deacon Francisco Bringuela
    5:00 pm           Filipino-English Mass, celebrated by guest priests.  Music by Salem Filipino Heritage Choir
    Reception following Mass

    Call Ramon Ramillosa, ph. 503-589-4982 or Gilbert Gaviola, ph. 503-949-0491
    Queen of Peace Church
    4227 Lone Oak Road SE
    Salem, OR

    A new Catholic group to provide support to those dealing with a recent divorce begins meeting Sunday, Oct. 12 at 2:30 pm.  The group will meet at Resurrection Parish in Tualatin for twelve weeks and be facilitated by counselor Lily Grace, M.A.  Materials will be provided.
    No cost, but please register in advance.

    Contact Lily Grace, ph. 503-974-9876 or the parish office, ph. 503-638-1579
    Resurrection Catholic Parish
    21060 SW Stafford Rd., in the parish office's Fireside Room
    Tualatin, OR

    Joining the archdiocesan-wide observance of the First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Stephen Parish in SE Portland will hold devotions on July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4 and November 1.
    The schedule at St. Stephen's for First Saturday starts with Mass at 9:00 am and Eucharistic Adoration ending with Benediction at 11:00 am.  Confessions are heard 4:00-4:30 pm every Saturday.

    Contact parish office ph. 503-234-5019
    St. Stephen Catholic Church
    1112 SE 41st Ave.
    Portland, OR

    Fount of Mercy healing services, every 4th Monday during 2014: Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 24 and Dec. 29
    6:00 pm  Mass
    6:30 pm  Eucharistic exposition, Adoration, Reconciliation, Soaking Prayer, Benediction.
    The service on Sept. 22 will be a Healing of Families.  You will need to read "Healing of Families" and bring paperwork to the healing services in Oct.-December.

    Contact Coordinator Leann Graunitz ph. 360-751-8072
    Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
    2200 Allen St.
    Kelso, WA

    Join us as we participate in the First Saturday Devotion with Archbishop Sample and parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Portland.  This devotion originated from the Church-approved Marian apparitions at Fatima.  On the first Saturday of each month, the faithful are asked to:

    • Go to Confession
    • Receive Holy Communion
    • Pray the Rosary
    • Meditate for 15 minutes on a mystery of the Rosary

    All of these actions should be offered for the intention of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  The next five Saturdays are: Aug. 2, Sep. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6.  It can be started in any month and continue for five consecutive months.  
    Additional details and a list of parishes offering First Saturday Mass can be found on the archdiocesan website:

    Faith Alive series, Sept.-April
    3rd Thurs. of the month, 7:00-8:30 pm
    A series of Marian discussions, starting on Sept. 18 with "Mary, Woman of the Promise" 
    Catechesis on Monday nights
    Sept. 8-Oct. 27, 7:00-8:30 pm
    Sister Mary Immaculate will present classes on basic Catholic truths, the Holy Spirit and the Sacraments.  For anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith.  Call 503-236-4207 or email to register.


    Contact ph. 503-236-4207
    Rose Hall Reparation and Prayer Center
    2120 SE 24th Ave.
    Portland, OR

    Faustina:  Messenger of Divine Mercy is a live theatrical one-woman drama performed by actress Maria Vargo and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions.  This is an inspiring and riveting dramatic portrayal not to be missed.
    The production runs 90 min. and is suitable for ages 13 and up.  Admission is by free-will offering.

    Sacred Heart Church, 485 7th St., Gervais

    Wed., Oct. 22, 7:00 pm

    For information, contact Sandi Belleque ph. 503-792-4231, e-mail

    Sponsored by Sacred Heart - St. Louis Parish

    Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 790 A Avenue, Lake Oswego

    Thurs., Oct. 23, 7:00 pm

    Books, CDs and other items for sale

    For information, go to


    Hand-embroidered dish towels, pillow cases, knit hats and more. Traditional Polish dinner served all day for $10.

    Friday, November 7, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Contact Jane Hill, ph. 503-314-3414
    St. Stanislaus Catholic Church
    3916 N. Interstate Ave.
    Portland, OR
    10/01/2014 to 11/05/2014  

    The Returning Catholic Ministry at Our Lady of the Lake Church invites inactive and semi-active Catholics to come together for conversation and reconnection with their Catholic faith in an environment of openness and hospitality.  Themed sessions will be held 7:00-8:30 pm on Wednesdays from Oct. 1 through Nov. 5, with the possibility of an additional four Wednesday sessions afterwards.

    Contact Irene Boone, ph. 503-636-3125 or Margaret Jamieson, ph. 503-635-2915
    Our Lady of the Lake, Cana Room in the parish center
    650 "A" Avenue
    Lake Oswego, OR
    11/07/2014 to 11/09/2014  

    Get ready to have your spirit truly enlivened with the Holy Spirit! Featuring Fr. Norman Fischer of the diocese of Lexington, Kentucky.

    Friday, Nov. 7, 6:30 pm ~ Revival Service
    Saturday, Nov. 8 ~ 9:30 am-1:30 pm workshops and Confession, 6:30 am Revival Service
    Sunday, Nov. 9 ~ 11:00 am Mass, reception following

    Presented by Immaculate Heart Of Mary Church & The Knights Of Peter Claver, Ladies Auxiliary #225
    Sponsored by the African American Catholic Community of Oregon

    Contact ph. 503-287-3724
    Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
    2910 N. Williams Ave.
    Portland, OR
    10/07/2014 to 12/02/2014  

    Married and engaged couples: the Dynamic Marriage course is coming to St. Patrick Parish. Revitalize your marriage with this 9-week course. Limited to the first twelve couples who register.

    Tuesday nights, Oct. 7-Dec. 2, 7:00-9:00 pm

    Cost $130. Register in advance by calling the parish, ph. 503-222-4086 or go to

    Contact Terri Gilbride, ph. 360-600-3323, e-mail
    St. Patrick Parish
    1623 NW 19th Ave.
    Portland, OR

    Alter Wiener, one of the few Holocaust survivors living in Portland, will give a presentation at Our Lady of the Lake on Sunday, November 16.  He has given nearly 900 presentations about his autobiography, which was published in 2007.  Mr. Wiener's book, 64734-From A Name to A Number, will be available for $20; book signing after the talk.
    Sunday, November 16, 2:00 pm
    Free admission, and a free will offering will be taken.  Hosted by the adult education and faith formation team (A GiFT) at Our Lady of the Lake Parish

    Our Lady of the Lake Church, parish hall
    790 A Ave.
    Lake Oswego, OR
    10/27/2014 to 10/29/2014  

    You are invited to the Proto-Cathedral of St. James for a 3-day mission on the Blessed Virgin, the angels and spiritual warfare.  Includes an opportunity to apply and interview for formation year for the Consecration to the Guardian Angel.
    Monday, Oct. 27-Wed., Oct. 29
    11:00 am Conference
    12:10 pm Mass
    7:00 pm* Conference (Mon. & Tues. only)
    *Wed. evening's conference starts at 6:30 pm, followed by Mass at 7:30 pm.
    For info. on Opus Angelorum, go to

    Contact parish office ph. 360-693-3052
    Proto-Cathedral of St. James
    218 W. 12th St.
    Vancouver, WA

    Bishop Peter Smith will offer an All Souls Mass for those who have been laid to rest in our diocesan Catholic cemeteries over the last year.
    Friday, October 31, 2:00 pm, with refreshments following

    Contact Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery ph. 503-292-6621
    Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery, Chapel
    11666 SE Stevens Rd.
    Happy Valley, OR

    Festival Chorale Oregon presents Hoping in Darkness, a concert featuring Hugo Distler's Totentanz and Gabriel Fauré's Requiem.  Concert to be held at St. Joseph Church in Salem and will benefit the church's Organ Restoration Fund.
    Friday, November 21, 7:30 pm
    Tickets: $20 general, $15 seniors, $5 students.  Available at the door, at Travel Café in Salem or online at

    St. Joseph Church
    721 Chemeketa St. NE
    Salem, OR

    Come and prepare for the holy season of Advent with an day retreat at Our Lady of Peace in Beaverton.  Father Eric Andersen will talk on the theme "Whosoever will be saved: St. Athanasius."
    Wednesday, December 3, 9:00 am-2:30 pm (doors open at 8:30 am)
    $40 per person, including lunch
    Register online at or by phone 503-649-7127

    Contact office ph. 503-649-7127
    Our Lady of Peace Retreat House
    3600 SW 170th Ave.
    Beaverton, OR

    Join members of the World Apostolate of Fatima (WAF) on Saturday Nov. 8 for a Marian workshop by Fr. John Boyle during WAF's 14th annual archdiocesan council meeting.  Fr. Boyle's workshop will focus on deepening our devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary - a great way to prepare for Advent!
    Starts at 7:30 am with Rosary and Mass, continuing in Siena Hall, with the meeting, presentation on Fatima devotions and Marian workshop.  Breakfast and lunch will be included, and the day will finish at 2:30 pm.

    Contact ph. 503-784-8039
    Holy Rosary Church and Siena Hall
    375 NE Clackamas St.
    Portland, OR
    10/31/2014 to 11/02/2014  

    Rachel’s Vineyard retreats assist women and men to safely identify and heal from the various ways abortion experiences have knowingly and unknowingly impacted their lives and relationships.  Sessions help to reconcile with God, children lost to abortion, and oneself.
    Next retreat is Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Portland.

    View a Project Rachel video at

    Contact ph. 1-800-249-8074, e-mail
    Portland, OR
    10/02/2014 to 10/30/2014  

    The Proto-Cathedral of St. James invites all adults in their 20’s and 30’s (single & married) to its new Theology on Tap series, taking place every Thursday night of October.

    Come at 7:00 pm for social time.  Featured talks start at 7:30 pm

    Oct. 2 Heaven
    Oct. 9 Understanding Truth: How can ancient Bible stories be more trustworthy than modern scientific data?
    Oct. 16 Faith in Action: Can you really transform society?
    Oct. 23 Organized Religion:  Why do we need it?
    Oct. 30 Just War in an unjust world

    Contact Joseph Salazar at the parish, ph. 360-693-3052.
    Brickhouse Bar & Grill
    109 W. 15th St. (downtown)
    Vancouver, WA

    The Beaverton Vicariate invites you to join their celebration of the 50th anniversary of “Sacrosanctum Concilium,” the Vatican Council’s Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, with Mass, breakfast and a talk by Fr. Dick Rutherford, CSC, professor emeritus of Sacramental & Liturgical Theology at Univ. of Portland.  All are welcome!
    Saturday, October 25, 8:00 am-12:30 pm
    8:00 am Mass
    8:30 am breakfast
    9:15 am presentation by Fr. Dick Rutherford, CSC
    Suggested donation $1-$10

    St. Pius X Community Center
    1280 NW Saltzman Rd.
    Portland, OR

    St. Sharbel's Ladies Guild is hosting its annual Lebanese dinner on Sunday, October 26, 12:00 noon-6:00 pm.

    Dinner tickets are $15. Menu includes chicken and beef kabob with garlic dip, rice with beans, tabouli salad and hummus with pita bread. American and Lebanese pastries for sale.

    St. Sharbel Parish
    1804 SE 16th Ave.
    Portland, OR
    11/21/2014 to 11/23/2014  

    Introduction and registration on Monday, Nov. 3, 6:30 pm.  Full schedule will be available at that time.
    Seminar schedule
    Friday evening, Nov. 21, starting at 5:00 pm (registration)
    Saturday, Nov. 22, 8:30 am-Saturday evening.  Lunch provided.
    Sunday, Nov. 23, 9:00 am-after Mass in the afternoon.  Lunch provided.
    Fee: $10.00
    Presented by Anawim Prayer Group

    Contact Lucille Hadden, ph. 360-232-8299, e-mail
    Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish
    2200 Allen St.
    Kelso, WA

    This theology series takes place at the Cathedral Center next door to St. Mary's Cathedral. Entrance on NW 17th Ave.

    Thursday, October 30, 7:00-9:00 pm

    Our topic in October is "Mad, Bad, and Enlightening to Know: the Personalism of St. John Paul II and Lord Byron". John McNichol will give a fresh, easy-to-understand introduction to a Catholic philosophy that the average person can grasp and start to follow. Come for a relaxed evening in a family-friendly environment; bring your questions, thoughts and insights.


    Contact Katelynn, e-mail or Dan, e-mail
    St. Mary's Cathedral - Cathedral Center
    1716 NW Davis St.
    Portland, OR

    The speakers will be Sr. Mary Margaret and Sr. Mary Samuel - both Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. Sr. Mary Samuel is one of the four founding sisters of the community.

    Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7:30 pm in Holy Rosary Parish's Siena Hall

    The Dominican Forum is a series of lectures, workshops and seminars designed to engage critical issues of church and society in the light of faith and theological scholarship. All are welcome.

    Contact parish office ph. 503-235-3163
    Holy Rosary Church, Siena Hall
    375 NE Clackamas St.
    Portland, OR

    "Our Catholic Faith" - free concert with Donna Cori Gibson at St. Juan Diego Parish in NW Portland. CD prize drawing, too!

    Friday, Nov. 7, 6:30 pm

    Free-will offering will be taken.

    Contact ph. 503-644-1617
    St. Juan Diego Church
    5995 NW 178th Ave.
    Portland, OR
    09/24/2014 to 11/02/2014  

    "40 Days for Life" is a time of prayer, fasting and peaceful witness in front of abortion clinics.  The next time of witness will be Wed., Sept. 24-Sunday, Nov. 2.  Please sign up for an hour of prayer with us.

    Location:  outside Planned Parenthood, 3727 NE MLKing Jr., Blvd., Portland, at the public right-of-way
    Days and times:  every day 7:00 am-7:00 pm
    Contact:  Therese Ruesink, ph. 503-997-1884, e-mail  
    LIFE CHAIN - Sunday, Oct. 26, 2:30-4:00 pm, along NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. near Planned Parenthood (at Beech St.)

    Location:  outside Planned Parenthood, 3579 Franklin Blvd., Eugene (Glenwood area)
    Days and times:  Monday-Saturday, 7:00 am-7:00 pm
    Contacts:  Lynda, ph. 541-844-9399, e-mail; Love, ph. 541-521-7142, e-mail; or Teresa, ph. 541-689-8070, e-mail

    St. Francis Catholic Church in Sherwood invites you to join its Respect Life Committee and Deacon Bill Bloudek for a holy hour on the eve of national Election Day. Please come to pray at this critical time in our nation's history.

    Monday, Nov. 3 at 7:00 pm.

    Benediction and Eucharistic Adoration, music, readings, a reflection by Deacon Bill, Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, petitions, sung litany

    Contact parish office ph. 503-625-6185
    St. Francis Catholic Church
    15651 SW Oregon St.
    Sherwood, OR
    11/06/2014 to 12/04/2014  

    Study the Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Learn to appreciate and work with the gift of fertility. The classes will be Thursdays, Nov. 6 & 20 and Dec. 4 at 7:00 pm.

    $35 for the three-class series

    Contact Ann Makar, ph. 360-910-1907, e-mail
    St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
    8701 NE 119th St.
    Vancouver, WA