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    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 August 24, Sept. 28, October 26 and November 23.  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

    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:


    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

    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

    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

    August 22–24 - Our Lady of Peace Retreat, Beaverton OR
    October 3–5 - Powell Butte Retreat Center, Powell Butte OR
    November 7–9 - Mount Angel Abbey, Mount Angel OR
    For more information and to register, call 503-853-2758 or go to


    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

    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
    Days of Community Prayer will be Aug. 11, feast of St. Clare; Aug. 22, the Queenship of Mary; Sept. 12, the Most Holy Name of Mary; and Sept. 29, the feast of the Archangels.
    Days of prayer, fasting and abstinence for priests are Aug. 29, the Passion of St. John the Baptist; Sept. 5, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta; and Sept. 23, St. Pio of Pietrelcina.
    Sunday, Aug. 24, 4:00 pm, with Fr. James Herrera.  
    Everyone is welcome to this Mass of Thanksgiving for 40 years of service in the Archdiocese of Portland.  Summer Donne Gathering at 1:30 pm, with discussion, prayer, meal; Eucharistic Adoration at 3:00 pm and healing Mass at 4:00 pm.  After Mass concert by Ave Maria Chorus.  Refreshments will be served.  If you wish to add a document or pictures to the community's 40th archive, please send or bring them with you.
    Next Masses of healing:  Sunday, Sept. 14, the Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and Sunday, Oct. 5.
    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

    Fount of Mercy healing services, every 4th Monday during 2014:  Aug. 25, 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
    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
    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  
    Opening Mass, Saturday, Sept. 27 - Mass at 8:00 am with Bishop Peter Smith, St. Rose of Lima Church, 2727 NE 54th Ave., Portland
    After Mass:  Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy with Father John Boyle, in front of Planned Parenthood, 3727 NE ML King, Jr. Blvd., Portland

    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

    Faustina is a live theatrical one-woman drama performed by actress Maria Vargo and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions.  The production runs ninety minutes and is suitable for ages 13 and up.  This is an inspiring and riveting dramatic portrayal not to be missed.
    Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7:00 pm
    Free-will offering
    Sponsored by Sacred Heart - St. Louis Parish

    Information: Sandi Belleque ph. 503-792-4231, e-mail
    Sacred Heart Church
    485 7th St.
    Gervais, OR
    09/18/2014 to 09/21/2014  

    "A Stroll Down Memory Lane" - St. Mary’s 44th annual Quilt & Crafts Fair
    Thurs., September 18-Sunday, Sept. 21, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
    See a collection of quilts and wall hangings for sale and display, plus a craft bazaar, in scenic Vernonia.  Enjoy a taste of our famous soups, pies and rolls for lunch, served daily at 11:00 am.
    Admission is $1, raffle quilt tickets $1 each or 6 for $5

    Contact Willamae ph. 503-429-7871, Mary 503-366-8014 or Pat K. 503-429-5641
    St. Mary's Catholic Church
    960 Missouri Ave.
    Vernonia, OR

    Dinner and dance in the gym with live music, auction, drawings, Spanish dance and great food! 
    Saturday, Sept. 13, 6:00-11:00 pm
    $30 per person.  Get tickets at

    Our Lady of Sorrows Parish
    5239 SE Woodstock Blvd.
    Portland, OR
    08/21/2014 to 08/24/2014  

    Recognized as the #1 Cultural Tourism Event in SW Washington, the festival features internationally acclaimed jazz, blues and pop artists; over 200 wines; 30 fine artists; cuisine from 8 local restaurants; and commercial exhibitors.
    • Thursday, Aug. 21:  6:00-9:00 pm — “Jazz Education Night” FREE admission
    • Friday, August 22:  4:00-10:00 pm
    • Saturday, Aug. 23:  11:00 am-10:00 pm
    • Sunday, August 24:  11:00 am-9:00 pm
    Headline and Grammy-winning acts this year include: Blind Boys of Alabama, Lee Ritenour, Don McLean, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Stanley Jordan, Dan Brubeck Jazz Quartet, Coco Montoya, and the Heritage Blues Orchestra. Local and regional jazz bands, including the Mel Brown B3 Quintet, also will perform, and the Jazz Education Stage will provide an opportunity for high school musicians to perform each day. 
    General admission single-day tickets are $20 (Friday) & $25 (Saturday & Sunday) at the gate.  Kids under age 12 are free with paid adults.  Available in advance: 3-day discount pass, $60; and discounted single-day tickets.  Call the box office at 360-906-0441 or go to

    Esther Short Park, downtown Vancouver, WA

    The Marian Prayer Center in Milwaukie invites you to celebrate the feast of the Queenship of Mary on Friday, August 22.

    6:30 pm Rosary
    7:00 pm Mass celebrated by Fr. Maxy D'Costa

    Fellowship and refreshments following.

    Contact ph. 503-786-9600
    Marian Prayer Center
    4370 SE King Rd., Suite 175
    Milwaukie, OR
    09/03/2014 to 09/05/2014  

    Popular Catholic radio psychologist Dr. Ray Guarendi, host of "The Doctor Is In", is coming to Oregon to help Catholic Broadcasting Northwest celebrate its 25th anniversary with entertaining and meaningful presentations on the family, parenting, and being Catholic.  You are invited to attend all three nights as each talk will cover a different topic.  
    Starting time every night is 7:00 pm., with a reception afterward.
    Wednesday, Sept. 3
    Topic: “Back to the Family”
    St. Mary Church, 1062 Charnelton St., Eugene
    Thursday, Sept. 4
    Topic: “Standing Strong as a Parent”
    St. Joseph Church, 721 Chemeketa St. NE, Salem
    Friday, Sept. 5
    Topic: “Why Be Catholic?”
    Christ the King Church, 7414 SE Michael Dr., Milwaukie
    Admission is free, and a free will offering will be taken.
    “The Doctor Is In” airs weekdays 10:00-11:00 am on Catholic Broadcasting NW.

    Contact ph. 503-285-5200 or toll-free 1-888-823-5286

    Retired Auxiliary Bishop Ken Steiner and others (including 2 priests) will play 100 holes of golf to draw awareness to Martha & Mary Ministries and its work as Portland's only residential home ministering to people at the end of their lives and their entry into eternal life.
    3 ways to support the golf marathon and Martha & Mary’s important mission of dignity, compassion and care:
    Play in the golf marathon on Wed., Sept. 3:  28 players, each committed to raising $2,000, are needed to play in our 2-player scramble.
    Pay to sponsor a golfer
    Pray for the success of their efforts and for the residents, staff and volunteers of this important ministry.

    Contact Stephen Wasserberger, ph. 503-954-3840, e-mail
    Stone Creek Golf Club
    14603 S. Stoneridge Dr.
    Oregon City, 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

    Holy Cross Parish in North Portland, in collaboration with Oregon Catholic Press, proudly presents "¡Cantemos al Señor! – Noche de Oración y Alabanza" (Sing to the Lord! – Evening Prayer and Praise) at University of Portland's Buckley Center Auditorium.  The event will be presented exclusively in Spanish.  Featuring musicians Azeneth González, Estela García–López, Rodolfo López and Jessica and Koren Ruíz
    Saturday, Sept. 13, 7:00–10:00 pm
    General admission tickets: $8 in advance/$10 at the door

    Contact Carmina Perez at Holy Cross Parish office, ph. 503-289-7188
    Univ. of Portland, Buckley Center Auditorium
    5000 N. Willamette Blvd.
    Portland, OR
    08/21/2014 to 08/24/2014  

    "Gregorian Chant and the Roman Liturgy: Why is Gregorian Chant given First Place as the Music of the Liturgy?"

    Mother Mary's Daughters of the Diocese of Baker is sponsoring this 2nd annual conference, with Cantus Angelorum under the direction of Dr. Lynne Bissonnette-Pitre, MD PhD, from the Archdiocese of Portland. This is an outstanding opportunity to become acquainted with the history and music of the Universal Church.

    All are welcome: priests, deacons, religious, musicians, children age 13 and up and their parents or adult guardians, anyone interested in learning about the rich tradition of the sung Gregorian Mass and the history of Gregorian chant.

    Registrations are being accepted now; limited seating

    For more information, go to

    Powell Butte Retreat Center
    14427 SW Alfalfa Road
    Powell Butte, OR

    You are invited to St. Henry Church in Gresham for a presentation called "Help God Help Us Change Western Oregon", sponsored by the World Apostolate of Fatima's Portland division. Speaker Rich DeVitis' talk will focus on using the spiritual weapons God gave us through Our Lady of Fatima and "on the spiritual battle between the Devil and the Immaculate Heart" of Mary for souls.

    Sunday, Aug 24, 9:45 am

    Contact ph. 503-933-8890
    St. Henry Catholic Church
    346 NW 1st St.
    Gresham, OR

    You are welcome to Our Lady of Victory's 2nd annual lunch, fashion show and silent auction entitled "R3: Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle" on Wednesday, August 20, starting at 11:30 am. See how they have repurposed clothing and household items for resale in the silent auction.

    $10 donation can be made at the door. Proceeds benefit the women’s ministry of the parish.

    Call ph. 503-738-6161 to make a reservation.
    Our Lady of Victory Parish
    120 Ocean St.
    Seaside, OR

    2nd annual "She's My Girl, He's My Dad" father/daughter conference at Clark College in Vancouver: for all daughters age 12 and up who yearn for a close relationship with their dad, and for all dads who want to mend a broken relationship or just be the dad she deserves.

    Saturday, Sept. 27, 8:30 am-2:30 pm

    $49/pair if signed up by August 1
    $59/pair for sign ups August 1-Sept. 26
    $69/pair for sign ups on day of the event

    Scholarships available. Register at

    Contact Justin, e-mail
    Clark College Vancouver, WA
    07/16/2014 to 08/20/2014  

    Adults are welcome to participate in any or all of these bible study sessions on the Acts of the Apostles, starting July 16 at Christ the King Parish in Milwaukie.  Leading the study will be pastoral associate Dr. Elaine Park.  Bring your own Bible.
    Wednesdays, July 16-August 20, 10:00-11:30 am
    Please sign up in advance by contacting Elaine.
    Presented by Adult Faith Formation at Christ the King Parish

    Contact Elaine at ph. 503-785-2410, e-mail
    Christ the King Parish Center, Room A
    11709 SE Fuller Rd.
    Milwaukie, OR

    You are invited to Our Lady of the Lake for a day filled with good food, great live music, games and family fun.
    Saturday, September 13, 11:00 am-3:00 pm

    • music by the band “Ants in the Kitchen”, with Father John Kerns and Father Charles Wood joining in for a couple of songs
    • menu:  fish tacos, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, side dishes and sweet treats
    • games and fun:  face painting, bouncy house, volleyball, 3-legged race and other games
    • free blood pressure screenings and health tips 
    • non-perishable food will be collected for the St. Vincent DePaul.

    Tickets: $7 meal ticket, $1 for each "fun" ticket.  Tickets available on-site the day of the event, or go to

    Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
    650 A Ave.
    Lake Oswego, OR

    The annual Young Ladies' Institute Seminary Burse Luncheon and Fashion Show is coming Thursday, August 21 at 11:30 am.  The location will be St. John the Baptist's parish center (wheelchair accessible). Proceeds will benefit Oregon archdiocesan seminary students.
    Luncheon tickets are $12.50, and raffle tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5.  There also will be door prizes.
    Tickets need to be prepaid, as seating is limited.  Purchase by calling Michelle Murphy, 503-653-6264.

    Contact Michelle Murphy at ph. 503-653-6264
    St. John the Baptist Parish Center
    10955 SE 25th St.
    Milwaukie, OR

    The 2nd annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children will be observed on Saturday, September 13. You are invited to join the memorial service at St. Matthew Church to commemorate the more than 55 million children whose lives have been lost to legal abortion.

    Mass at 8:15 am, followed by a procession to a Knights of Columbus memorial site.

    Contact Georgia Perry, ph. 503-640-8893 or e-mail
    St. Matthew Catholic Church
    475 SE Third Ave.
    Hillsboro, OR
    08/06/2014 to 08/24/2014  

    Cantores in Ecclesia presents the 17th annual William Byrd Festival, featuring choral masterpieces by the great Renaissance composer William Byrd (1540-1623) and his teacher Thomas Tallis (1505-1585). English organist and conductor Mark Williams will return to Portland as Artistic Director of the festival. The complete schedule includes an organ recital, seven liturgical services, and six public lectures. All locations are in Portland:

    St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 1112 SE 41st Ave.
    Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave.
    Holy Rosary Church, 375 NE Clackamas St.

    Admission for most events is free, with a freewill offering.
    Tickets for the concerts on Aug. 8 and 24 are $20 general admission, $15 seniors & students, available for purchase in advance by phone at 1-800-838-3006, online at or at the door.

    Cantores in Ecclesia has established itself as a leader in liturgical and early music performance, winning loyal supporters at home and top honors in international competition. Cantores sings for the Solemn Latin Mass at St. Stephen's Church in SE Portland every Saturday at 7:30 pm.

    Contact Dean Applegate, ph. 971-227-8740, e-mail
    Portland, OR

    10:00 am-2:00 pm
    Mass, Renewal of Vows, reception and children's activities

    All are invited to celebrate the sanctity of marriage and family on Saturday, Sept. 27 at St. Francis Church in Sherwood.

    Freewill offering to cover expenses

    Contact Rob and Sharla Walsh, ph. 503-620-7377
    St. Francis Catholic Church
    15651 SW Oregon St.
    Sherwood, OR

    All are welcome to the White Mass, a Mass for doctors and other providers of health care, to be celebrated by Archbishop Alexander K. Sample at St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

    Saturday, October 18, 5:30 pm (vigil Mass for Sunday)

    October 18 is the feast day of St. Luke, patron saint of physicians.

    St. Mary's Cathedral
    NW 18th Ave. and Couch St.
    Portland, OR