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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 July 27, August 24, Sept. 28 and October 26.  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

    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 First Saturday Devotion includes Confession, Mass, praying the Rosary and meditating 15 min. on one or more mysteries of the Rosary - all done with the intention of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

    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

    July 13, 4:00 pm, healing Mass, with Fr. Bob Barricks
    Day of Community Prayer will be July 18.  Days of prayer, fasting and abstinence for priests are July 11 and July 25.

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

    Can you think of a better way to spend a summer evening than growing closer to Christ as you are filled, both mind and heart? Come to this week of nightly talks, each at 7:00 pm in the parish center at Christ the King. Please plan to arrive early to make sure you get a seat.

    July 28 "Faith and Science" by Fr. John Boyle
    July 29 "Mystery of Icons" by Monica McBride
    July 30 "Purgatory" by Fr. Michael Pope
    July 31 "Great Expectations: How the Jewish Hope for a New Moses was Fulfilled in Christ" by Ryan Mainard

    Capping off the week will be an August 1st showing of Restless Heart, a full-length dramatic movie on St. Augustine.

    Christ the King Parish Center (bldg. at the back of the north parking lot off of Michael Dr.)
    11709 SE Fuller Road
    Milwaukie, OR

    Come to St. Pius X Parish for a free conference about gaining freedom by downsizing on Wed., August 6. Included are complimentary lunch and exhibition of those who provide services and products to "Boomers" and seniors.
    Presentations: 9:30-11:30 am
    Exhibitors: 12:00-3:00 pm
    Please make a reservation in advance: visit or ph. 503-208-9421
    Other location and date:  August 14 at Lake Bible Church, Lake Oswego


    You are invited to Holy Rosary's Siena Hall for several talks by visiting New Testament scholar Fr. Gregory Tatum, O.P. during July.  All will take place in Siena Hall and begin at 7:30 pm. 

    July 8-17:  The Four Last Things in the New Testament

    • Tuesday, July 8 - Death and the End
    • Thursday, July 10 - Judgment
    • Tuesday, July 15 - Hell
    • Thursday, July 17 - Heaven

    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.

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

    Applications are being taken for the 2014 Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) retreat sponsored by SEEL Portland. The ministry of SEEL Portland makes available to a wide audience the Spiritual Exercises and provides a much needed opportunity for people to encounter the living God and to experience God in all things. It is unique for bringing a divergent group of people together for nine months of prayer and spiritual companionship.

    To request an application, e-mail Director Joyceann Hagen at or join us for the SEEL information evening Monday, July 14 at 7:00 pm at Loyola Jesuit Center.

    Contact Joyceann Hagen, ph. 503-223-4190 or e-mail
    Loyola Jesuit Center
    3220 SE 43rd Ave.
    Portland, OR

    The faith communities of St. Rose, Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. Mary's invite you to their co-hosted Summerfest in Kelso on Saturday, August 2, 10:00 am-10:00 pm.
    Featuring barbecue, live music, cake raffle, auction, beer garden, kids' games and family entertainment.  Sit down and "drive thru" meal served 11:00 am-3:00 pm.  $10.00 gets you pulled pork, chicken, corn on the cob, coleslaw and more.  Hamburgers, hot dogs and other items available all day.
    All proceeds support St. Rose Parish and School in Longview, St. Mary's Parish in Castle Rock and Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Kelso.  
    Details and meal ticket reservation at

    Contact ph. 360-560-4114
    Immaculate Heart of Mary Church grounds
    2200 Allen Street
    Kelso, WA
    07/07/2014 to 07/11/2014  

    Kids age 3 years through 6th graders are invited to Passport to the Holy Land, the Vacation Bible School program at St. Henry in Gresham, taking place the week of July 7-11. Hours are 9:00 am-12:30 pm. Activities will include Bible stories, arts & crafts, singing, games and outreach. The week concludes with an outdoor Mass at 12:00 noon on Friday.

    Also looking for older teens to be assistant leaders.

    To register, go to

    Contact Jeanne, ph. 503-665-9129
    St. Henry Catholic Church
    346 NW First St.
    Gresham, OR
    07/18/2014 to 07/20/2014  

    The Faith on Fire Family Conference takes place Friday, July 18 - Sunday, July 20 at St. Mary Catholic Parish in Anacortes, Washington.  The conference includes daily Mass, prayer & Rosary, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, a Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and opportunities for Confession.  Speakers will be Tom Peterson, Karlo Broussard, Monsignor Charles Pope, Donna Cori Gibson and Bishop Eusebio Elizondo.  Much of this conference will be outdoors.  Meals available for purchase, or you can provide your own.
    Early Pricing (after June 30, prices increase by $5-$10)
    $30 per single adult age 18-99
    $50 per married couple
    $75 per family (up to 6 people)
    $10 for additional family youth
    Free for priests, religious and seminarians; also kids age 7 & under - but please register for attendance counting
    Register online at

    St. Mary Catholic Parish
    4001 St Mary's Drive
    Anacortes, WA

    The Divine Mercy and Our Lady of Fatima (DMOLF) Crusade invites you and your family to celebrate its 14th anniversary at Our Lady of Sorrows Church.

    Sunday, July 13

    10:20–10:50 am Rosary
    10:50–11:00 am silent preparation
    11:00 am–12:00 Mass celebrated by Fr. Ron Millican, assisted by guest priests and deacons
    12:00–1:00 pm healing service
    1:00–2:50 pm lunch and fellowship
    3:00 pm Divine Mercy Chaplet

    Those in need of healing of body and spirit, come to experience the overflowing mercy and healing from our loving GOD!

    Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
    5239 SE Woodstock Blvd.
    Portland, OR
    07/09/2014 to 07/13/2014  

    This dynamic five-day program for 13-17 year olds is based on the spirituality of St. Maximilian Kolbe and directed by members of his Militia of the Immaculata movement. Faith-building talks, prayer and recreation are combined in a friendly, joyful atmosphere.

    Wed., July 9, 4:00 pm until Sunday, July 13 at 1:00 pm

    COST: $215 if paid by June 20, $230 after that. Space not secured until payment is received.

    For registration forms and details, go to

    Contact Shevawn Dillingham, ph. 231-633-1050, e-mail
    Diocese of Baker Retreat Center
    14427 SW Alfalfa Rd.
    Powell Butte, 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
    07/18/2014 to 07/20/2014  

    St. Mary Parish in Mount Angel is hosting its annual men's retreat that starts with dinner on Friday, July 18 at 6:00 pm and ends at noon on Sunday, July 20.

    Cost is $75.00

    Contact Daniel Traeger ph. 971-338-3075, Norm Zollner ph. 503-930-9400 or parish office ph. 503-845-

    The Marian Prayer Center in Milwaukie invites you to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on Wednesday, July 16.
    - Rosary at 6:30 pm followed by outdoor Mass celebrated by Fr. Maxy D'Costa
    - Free brown scapulars and enrollment in the brown scapular
    - Refreshments and fellowship afterward

    Contact ph. 503-786-9600
    Marian Prayer Center
    4370 SE King Rd., Suite 175
    Milwaukie, OR

    Matthew Kelly is coming to town to give his "Living Everyday With Passion & Purpose" seminar twice in one day, Saturday, July 19. 
    Each presentation's ticket is $39, which includes a goodie bag with a book, CD, Mass journal, etc.
    9:00 am-1:30 pm at St. Pius X Parish, Saltzman Rd., Portland.  Doors open at 8:00 am
    Purchase your ticket in advance at
    6:00-10:30 pm at Central Catholic High School, 2401 SE Stark St., Portland.  Doors open at 5:00 pm
    Archbishop Alexander K. Sample will be in attendance that evening and offer the opening prayer.
    Purchase your ticket at dynamiccatholic/NEPDX

    Portland, OR
    07/14/2014 to 07/18/2014  

    Our Lady of Peace Retreat is hosting its 41st Institute in Catholic Teaching, July 14–18. Each day's schedule will include Morning Prayer, Holy Mass, classes, Eucharistic Holy Hour and an evening lecture.

    Speakers this year are: Fr. John Horgan; Dan Burke, Executive Director of the National Catholic Register; Br. Cyril Drnjevic of Mt. Angel Abbey; Archbishop Alexander Sample; and Sr. Anne Marie Warren.

    Visit our website at

    Contact ph. 503-649-7127, e-mail
    Our Lady of Peace Retreat House
    3600 SW 170th Ave.
    Beaverton, 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
    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
    07/07/2014 to 07/11/2014  

    Vacation Bible School for kids in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade.

    Week of July 7-11, Monday-Friday, 9:30 am—12:30 pm (check-in at 9:15 am)

    Hosted by SPARK Ministries, Catholic Communities of St. Peter & St. Mark

    Contact Mariah Harris, ph. 541-689-0725
    St. Peter Catholic Church
    1150 Maxwell Rd.
    Eugene, OR
    08/04/2014 to 08/08/2014  

    Christ the King Parish in Milwaukie is having its Vacation Bible School for children aged 4 through 5th grade the week of August 4-8, 9:00 am–12 noon in the school gym.
    The theme this year is "Camping in God’s Creation".  Children will be able to imagine they are attending a summer camp in the woods and explore what it means to be members of the Catholic Church through these experiences, learning about their role in God’s creation and their responsibility in caring for it.
    Cost is $35 per child.  Information and registration forms available at
    Other Vacation Bible School weeks in nearby parishes:
    July 7-11, 9:00 am-12 noon at St. John the Baptist, Milwaukie
    July 14-18, 9:00 am-12 noon at St. John the Apostle, Oregon City

    Contact Stacey at e-mail:
    Christ the King School gym
    7414 SE Michael Dr.
    Milwaukie, OR

    "Surrender Your Worry, Become a Woman of Hope"

    All women are invited to bring their concerns for their children and loved ones and leave with a hopeful heart.

    Saturday, July 26, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at Christ the King Parish

    The day's schedule includes morning prayer and reflection by Monsignor Paperini and four talks presented by Linda Mainard and Julie Onderko. Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available.

    Cost $20.00. Pre-registration is kindly requested: e-mail or ph. 503-816-5685. Luncheon is included in your registration.

    Christ the King Parish
    11709 SE Fuller Rd.
    Milwaukie, OR
    07/25/2014 to 07/26/2014  

    Madonna's Center is holding its 8th annual HOPE Chest Sale to support the youngest, most vulnerable, at-risk families in our community - teen parents and their children. Come to shop at our lovely boutique-style sale on Friday and Saturday, July 25 & 26 at the Westwood Marketplace in Milwaukie. GIVE! SHOP! and SUPPORT young moms who said "yes" to life!

    Now accepting donations of jewelry, home decor items, sports equipment, gardening tools, kitchenware and much more!

    Call ph. 503-653-1595 for donation drop-off times, or visit

    Westwood Marketplace
    corner of Webster and Thiessen Rd.
    Milwaukie, OR
    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

    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
    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