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    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

    Days of Community Prayer:  Feb. 2, Presentation of the Lord; Feb. 11, Our Lady of Lourdes; March 10; March 24
    Community days of fasting and prayer for priests:  Feb. 6, St. Paul Miki; Feb. 17, Servite Founders; March 4; March 18
    Healing Mass at 4:00 pm, Eucharistic Adoration or Stations of the Cross (during Lent) at 3:00 pm
    Feb. 15, Winter Quarterly Donnè Gathering begins at 1:30 pm.
    March 8, Third Sunday of Lent
    March 29, Palm Sunday
    Faith Alive - series of Marian discussions, 3rd Thurs. of the month through April, 7:00-8:30 pm.  A light meal is served.
    Journeys of St. Paul - weekly class, Nov. 3-Feb. 9, 7:00-8:30 pm.  Plus a showing of the movie "Peter and Paul", in two parts:  Feb. 16 and 23 at 7:30 pm.  For anyone interested in understanding more fully the life and work of Paul, according to the Acts of the Apostles.

    Rose Hall Reparation and Prayer Center
    2120 SE 24th 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

    Low Mass (Extraordinary Rite) on 3rd Sunday of each month, with celebrant Fr. Mel Strazicich

    3:00 Confessions
    3:30 Rosary
    4:00 Mass

    Coffee and treats following in the parish hall.

    Contact parish office ph. 360-423-3650
    Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
    2200 Allen St.
    Kelso, WA

    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

    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

    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

    Current information for the Portland, Vancouver and Salem areas provided by FlashAlert Newswire.


    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 Feb. 22, March 22 and April 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

    Quest is a ten-week program developed by the St. John Society to offer a place for those who have weakened or no faith to encounter Christ within the context of a welcoming, authentic Christian community.  
    Wednesday evenings beginning Jan. 28, 6:30-8:00 pm
    6:30 pm dinner
    Talk by a priest or seminarian of the Society
    Table conversation
    The first night's topic: "Christianity: boring, untrue, and irrelevant?"  Invite your questioning, unconvinced family members and friends to come.
    Registration is encouraged but not required.  Donations accepted.

    St Patrick's Church, lower level parish hall
    1623 NW 19th Ave.
    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.

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

    Non-practicing Catholics who have questions about returning to the Church are invited to the Catholics Returning Home series on six consecutive Wednesdays starting Jan. 7 at 7:00 pm in the St. Aloysius Parish Education Center.

    Contact Steve Schmidt ph. 503-637-3095, e-mail
    St. Aloysius Parish Education Center
    297 NW Broadway
    Estacada, 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.  
    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:


    "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
    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

    Providence Hospice Community Care Program sponsors “Seven Strategies: Coping with the Recent Death of a Loved One”: a free, one-hour presentation open to anyone in the community who has been bereaved in the past year.  Offering suggestions on how to cope during the weeks and months following the death of a loved one, including resource information.  
    Presented at four Providence locations:
    Portland Medical Center, 4805 NE Glisan St.
    Tues., Jan. 27, 11:00 am and Thurs., Feb. 19, 7:00 pm
    Willamette Falls Community Center, 519 15th St., Oregon City
    Monday, Feb. 9, 11:00 am
    St. Vincent Medical Center, 9205 SW Barnes Rd., Portland
    Tues., Feb. 24, 1:00 pm
    Registration is appreciated.

    Contact Anne Kister, ph. 503-215-4636, 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 12 and up.  This is an inspiring and riveting dramatic portrayal not to be missed.
    Thursday, February 5, 7:00 pm
    St. Thomas More Newman Center, 1850 Emerald St., Eugene
    Friday, February 6, 7:00 pm
    St. Mary Catholic Church, 1062 Charnelton St., Eugene
    Free-will offering
    Information:  Sally Ross ph. 541-342-1139, e-mail
    Tuesday, February 10, 7:00 pm
    Francis Hall at St. Anthony Church, 9905 SW McKenzie St., Tigard
    Free-will offering

    Also, later in the month...

    Friday, Feb. 20, 7:00 pm
    St. Matthew Church, 4785 SE Third Ave., Hillsboro
    Free-will offering
    Info.:  St. Matthew Church office ph. 503-648-1998
    For more information about Saint Luke Productions, go to


    All are invited to St. John the Evangelist Parish in Vancouver for a steak and crab fundraising dinner on Saturday, January 31, with seatings at 3:30 and 6:00 pm. Catholic Broadcasting Northwest is one of the organizations to receive charitable support from this dinner.

    Choose from fresh-chilled whole Dungeness crab, 12 oz. choice New York steak or half portions of both. Dinners include salad, fresh fruit, baked potato, dessert and beverage, with beer and wine available for purchase.

    Tickets: $30 pre-purchased online at or $35 at the door

    Contact Jim Parks, Grand Knight, ph. 360-448-8248
    St. John the Evangelist Parish
    8701 NE 119th St.
    Vancouver, WA

    All are welcome to a Lenten retreat, "At the Foot of the Cross - Be Still and Know that I am God," presented by Janice Carleton at Holy Cross Parish, Sat. Feb. 28.

    8:30 Gather
    8:45 Praise and Worship
    9:00 retreat talk
    11:30 Mass
    Lunch following

    A free will offering will be taken.

    Contact Janice with questions or to register, ph. 503-347-4079
    Holy Cross Parish
    5202 N. Bowdoin St.
    Portland, OR

    All ages are welcome to the Valentine's Dance at St. Philip Neri Parish on Saturday, Feb. 14, 6:00-10:00 pm.  Swing, line dancing, contra dancing and 80's music!  Dance lessons included.
    Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door.  All proceeds go to Rose Haven Women's Shelter.

    Contact parish office, ph. 503-231-4955
    St. Philip Neri Church
    2408 SE 16th Ave.
    Portland, OR

    Columbia River Serra hosts the 5th annual Vocations Benefit Dinner on Saturday, January 31 at St. Joseph Parish in Vancouver.  Fr. Bryan Dolejsi, vocations director for the Archdiocese of Seattle, will be the keynote speaker, accompanied by Sr. Bernadette Wilson, Society of Mary, and Br. Matthias Lambrecht, OCD, as well as other women and men religious, seminarians and priests, to foster vocations to the priesthood and consecrated religious life.  Proceeds to support Quo Vadis, a three-day camp for young men to learn about the priesthood.
    5:00 pm Mass
    6:30 pm celebration and buffet dinner
    Tickets:  Watch for sales after Masses at area parishes in Jan., or call Shirley at ph. 360-883-9333.  $12.00 adults, $8.00 for age 12 and under, high school students are free.  Babysitting available upon advance request.

    Contact Sandy, ph. 360-521-2157 or Shirley, ph. 360-883-9333
    St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Marian Hall
    400 S. Andresen Road
    Vancouver, WA
    01/07/2015 to 02/11/2015  

    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 Jan. 7 through Feb. 11, with the possibility of an additional four Wednesday sessions afterwards.

    Contact Irene Boone, ph. 503-636-3125, e-mail
    Our Lady of the Lake, parish center library
    650 A Avenue
    Lake Oswego, OR
    02/07/2015 to 02/11/2015  

    St. John Fisher Men’s Club presents a series of talks by Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, starting with homilies at the Masses the weekend of Feb. 7/8:  Saturday 4:30 pm and Sunday 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 5:30 pm
    The following week he will give a series of evening talks with the theme, "God's Will Be Done...Even Today"
    Feb. 8–11, 6:30-8:00 pm
    Sunday - God’s Will for young people:  “Meeting Jesus in the Beauty & Truth of the Catholic Faith”
    Monday - God’s Will for relationships:  “Male & Female He Created Them”
    Tuesday - God’s Will for families:  “The Eucharistic Heart of the Family”
    Wednesday - God’s Will for you:  “The Pursuit of Happiness: Finding True Joy in the Catholic Faith”
    No cost - free will offering to Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers' non-profit Servant Enterprises, Inc.

    Contact Renee Huglin ph. 503-244-2258, e-mail
    St. John Fisher Church
    7007 SW 46th Ave.
    Portland, OR

    The Franciscan Missionary Sisters at Our Lady of Peace Retreat in Beaverton invite you to attend Our Lady's Luncheon Tea and Silent Auction on Saturday, Feb. 7.  Auction bidding begins at 11:00 am, followed by luncheon from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.  This event is a fundraiser for the renovation of the Retreat House Chapel.
    Advance purchase tickets; no tickets to be sold at the door.  $35 per person; tables for 6 or 8 also available.  Deadline to purchase is Thurs., Feb. 5. 

    For info. and to purchase tickets, call 503-649-7127 or e-mail
    Our Lady of Peace Retreat
    3600 SW 170th Ave.
    Beaverton, OR
    02/27/2015 to 02/28/2015  

    Conference speakers include Archbishop Alexander K. Sample and Bishop Liam Cary.  Schedule includes Masses, Stations of the Cross and Adoration along with teachings.  Men age 15 years old and up are invited.
    6:00 pm Friday, Feb. 27 - 5:00 pm Sat., Feb. 28.  Doors open for registration at 4:00 pm on Friday.
    Cost $40.00 (includes Friday's dinner and meals Saturday).  Details and registration forms available at
    Sponsored by St. Mary’s Parish in Pendleton and Knights of Columbus Council #1673

    Contact St. Mary’s Parish, ph. 541-276-3615
    Pendleton Convention Center
    1601 Westgate
    Pendleton, OR

    "Perfect Charity: A Look at Consecrated Life after Vatican II"

    Tuesday, Feb. 3, 7:30 pm in Holy Rosary Parish's Siena Hall

    The speaker is Br. Andrew Dominic Yang, O.P., a Dominican student in residence at Holy Rosary this year. "Having previously experienced much anxiety over his own vocational discernment, he wishes to help others discover the wonderful joy of the consecrated life." He will cover questions about it and offer tips on how to discern (or help others discern) a vocation.

    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
    03/16/2015 to 03/19/2015  

    Building a Firm Foundation: Lenten mission with Catholic evangelist Richard Lane

    7:00 pm, Monday-Thurs., March 16-19

    Contact parish ph. 503-647-2131, e-mail
    St. Edward Catholic Church
    10990 NW 313th Ave.
    North Plains, OR

    Donna Cori Gibson returns to Christ the King for its third annual Way of the Cross concert. Each meditation on the 14 stations is in song and video form. Inviting you to respond with the heart, this "concert" helps us to really enter in and learn from the Master.

    Friday, Feb. 20, 6:00 pm

    Contact ph. 503-659-1475
    Christ the King Church
    11709 SE Fuller Rd.
    Milwaukie, OR
    01/15/2015 to 02/12/2015  

    The Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning will be taught in a series of three Thursday evening classes: Jan. 15 and 29 and Feb. 12 at 6:30 pm. Participants will learn to appreciate and work with their fertility.

    Cost is $35, which covers all materials. Register in advance by contacting Ann Makar, ph. 360-910-1907, e-mail

    St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Rm. I
    8701 NE 119th St.
    Vancouver, WA

    Theme: "Return to Me with Your Whole Heart"
    Retreat Master: Fr. John Boyle

    9:00 am-2:30 pm; doors open at 8:15 am

    $40 per person, including lunch

    To register, ph. 503-649-7127 or e-mail
    Our Lady of Peace Retreat
    3600 SW 170th Ave.
    Beaverton, OR