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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 November 23, Dec. 28, Jan. 25 and Feb. 22.  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

    Days of Community Prayer:  Nov. 21, feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Dec. 6, feast of St. Nicholas; and Dec. 12, Our Lady of Guadalupe
    Community days of fasting and prayer for priests:  Nov. 24, St. Andrew Dung Lac; Dec. 9, St. Juan Diego; and Dec. 16
    Healing Masses at 4:00 pm, Eucharistic Adoration at 3:00 pm
    December 7, Second Sunday of Advent, with Fr. Bob Barricks
    January 4, Feast of the Epiphany - Christmas potluck following Mass.
    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.  For anyone interested in understanding more fully the life and work of Paul, according to the Acts of the Apostles.
    Christmas presentations by Ave Maria Chorus, Dec. 4, 5:30 pm at Oregon Convention Center (Providence Festival of Trees) and Dec. 20, 2:00 pm at Laurelhurst Village

    Rose Hall Reparation and Prayer Center
    2120 SE 24th 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

    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

    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:


    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 through December 16.

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

    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

    Michael Allen Harrison and special guest Julianne Johnson continue a heartwarming holiday tradition for the 13th year, as a benefit for St. Philip Neri Parish's Altar Society. A reception follows with traditional homemade cookies.

    Monday, December 1, 7:00 pm

    Tickets: $15 regular admission, $25 preferred seating. Call office ph. 503-231-4955 for tickets.

    St. Philip Neri Catholic Church
    2408 SE 16th Ave.
    Portland, OR

    Start off the Advent season with a Saturday retreat at St. James Church in Molalla. Fr. Theodore Lange will lead us in "Journeying to Christmas with Mary" on Nov. 29, 9:00am-2:00 pm. Light lunch included.

    No cost/donation only. RSVP to Susie Snyder, ph. 503-829-9169, or just come and bring the family!

    St. James Catholic Church
    301 Frances St.
    Molalla, OR

    The beautiful film "Mary of Nazareth" will be shown at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Banks. No admission charge.

    Sunday, November 30, at 2:00 pm

    Contact ph. 503-707-2600
    St. Francis of Assisi
    39085 NW Harrington Rd.
    Banks, OR

    Archbishop Sample's first visit to St. Birgitta Parish, Sunday, Dec. 7. He will say a Pontifical Traditional Latin Low Mass at 9:00 am. All are invited to attend.

    St. Birgitta Church
    11820 NW St. Helens Rd.
    Portland, OR
    12/06/2014 to 12/07/2014  

    St. John Fisher Altar Guild annual Christmas Bazaar will be held in the church hall. Silent auction, Soup Café, home-baked goods and candy, collectibles, handcrafted items, wreaths, poinsettias, centerpieces, crafts and games for the young - fun for the whole family! Santa will be there Sunday, 10:00 am-1:00 pm.

    Saturday, December 6, 4:00–7:00 pm
    Sunday, December 7, 8:00 am–1:00 pm

    St. John Fisher Church Hall
    7007 SW 46th Ave.
    Portland, OR

    Celebrate the beginning of the Year of Consecrated Life with a daylong event, “Wake Up the World”, Friday, Dec. 5, 8:00 am-3:00 pm.

    8:00 am Pontifical Mass with Archbishop Alexander Sample
    10:00 am opening conference
    12:00 pm Midday Prayer with the monks
    1:30 pm panel: “Witnesses to the Consecrated Life"

    Free. Registration is required by Nov. 26. Contact Sharlene, ph. 503-845-3064 or e-mail

    Mount Angel Abbey
    1 Abbey Drive
    St. Benedict, OR
    11/28/2014 to 12/07/2014  

    This two-hour musical production will be at New Hope Auditorium (I-205 at the Sunnyside Drive exit) for the first time.  Features contemporary and traditional music performed by over 350 adult and youth choir voices, a live orchestra, dancers and local actors.
    Friday, Nov. 28, 7:30 pm
    Saturday, Nov. 29, 3:30 and 7:30 pm
    Sunday, Nov. 30, 2:30 pm
    Thurs., Dec. 4, 7:30 pm
    Friday, Dec. 5, 7:30 pm
    Saturday, Dec. 6, 11:30 am, 3:30 and 7:30pm
    Sunday, Dec. 7, 2:30 pm
    Purchase tickets:  ph. 503-557-8733 or online

    New Hope Auditorium
    11731 SE Stevens Rd.
    Happy Valley, OR

    It's the 17th annual Giving Thanks Concert, an evening of inspiration and song with faith-filled songwriter, author and speaker Julie Hoy and friends! Refreshments available after the concert. CDs and books will be for sale.

    Sunday, November 30, 6:30-7:45 pm

    No charge for admission. A free-will offering will be taken.

    Contact church office ph. 503-364-7202
    Queen of Peace Catholic Church
    4227 Lone Oak Rd. SE
    Salem, OR

    Join Bravo! Vancouver for a concert of the "greatest story ever told" on Sunday, Dec. 7, 3:00-6:00 pm.  Maria Manzo conducts the 50-voice Bravo! Vancouver Chorale, Washington Chamber Orchestra and soloists in this choral masterpiece, which depicts the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus.  All ages welcome.
    $25 general admission tickets.  To purchase call 360-906-0441 or go to

    Crossroads Community Church
    7708 NE 78th St.
    Vancouver, WA

    Come to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church for the 11th annual Holy Innocents Mass, commemorating all children who have died, especially before birth or baptism, and for victims of abortion. Bishop Kenneth Steiner will officiate.

    Monday, Dec. 29
    6:30 pm Rosary
    7:00 pm Mass (bilingual English-Spanish)
    Reception to follow

    Join in praying for these innocent souls and those who mourn their loss.

    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
    3145 SW 192nd Ave. (just north of T-V Highway)
    Aloha, 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
    12/08/2014 to 12/11/2014  

    You are invited to the Proto-Cathedral of St. James for a 3-day mission on "God's Plan for Your Life".  Fr. David Wilton, Superior-General of the Fathers of Mercy, will lead the mission.
    Monday, Dec. 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation.  Masses will be at 8:00 am, 12:10 pm and 7:00 pm.  Mission conferences after both the 12:10 and 7:00 pm Masses; Confession following afternoon conference.
    Tues., Dec. 9-Thurs., Dec. 11
    12:10 pm         Mass, mission conference and then Confession
    6:00-7:00 pm   Confession
    7:00 pm          Conference

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

    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

    6th annual Fall Craft Fair at St. John the Apostle's parish center in Oregon City

    Saturday, November 22, 10:00 am-7:00 pm

    Featuring homemade gifts and crafts, jewelry, candles, art, woodwork, items for home and kitchen; snack bar. Mobility-aid accessible location. Sponsored by Court St. Anne, Oregon City Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

    St. John the Apostle Catholic Church
    5th & Center
    Oregon City, OR