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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 Sept. 28, October 26, November 23 and Dec. 28.  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

    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


    "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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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. 3 - Eucharistic Adoration, 9:00 am-12:00 noon
    Oct. 4 - Blessing of the Animals, 10:00 am
    Oct. 5-13 - Novena for Our Lady of Fatima
    Oct. 6 - Centering prayer mini-workshop, 7:00 pm
    Oct. 12 - Donna Cori Gibson in concert, 1:00 pm
    Oct. 15 - Charismatic Prayer Group, 11:00 am
    Oct. 17 - "Prayer Jam", 7:30 pm
    Oct. 19 - Prayers for World Mission Sunday
    Oct. 23 - Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy drama, 7:00 pm
    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

    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:

    Day of Community Prayer will be Sept. 29, the feast of the Archangels.
    Day of prayer, fasting and abstinence for priests is Sept. 23, St. Pio of Pietrelcina.
    Mass of Healing
    Sunday, Oct. 5 at 4:00 pm
    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
    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

    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
    • arts & crafts vendors
    • donated goods for sale
    • hot dogs and soda by Knights of Columbus
    • face painting and balloon art for the kids

    Saturday, Oct. 11, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
    Still looking for vendors, donated goods and volunteers!

    Contact ph. 541-510-7592, e-mail
    St. Mary Catholic Church
    1062 Charnelton St.
    Eugene, 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

    The Friends of St. Agatha will host its 3rd annual dinner to raise funds and awareness for St. Agatha Catholic School. All proceeds from the dinner go directly to benefit St. Agatha Catholic School and its students.

    Sunday, October 5, 4:00–7:00 pm

    Tickets are $80 each, available for purchase at the school. Sponsorship opportunities are available.


    Contact April Lough, ph. 503-234-5500, e-mail
    St. Agatha School gymnasium
    7960 SE 15th 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  
    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

    Join us for this concert at The Madeleine Parish in NE Portland as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of L'Arche International with Julianne R. Johnson and Michael Allen Harrison.

    Saturday, October 18, 7:30 pm

    Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

    Raffle tickets for a trip to Las Vegas: $50 - only 200 to be sold

    Contact 503-251-6901 for questions and to reserve tickets
    The Madeleine Parish
    3123 NE 24th Ave.
    Portland, 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

    All Catholic women are invited to the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women's annual day of retreat at Our Lady of Peace Retreat House on Wed., Oct. 15. Archbishop Emeritus John Vlazny will lead this special event with the theme "The Gospel of Joy".

    The day starts with registration at 8:30 am and ends with Benediction at 2:00 pm. Fee of $35 covers conferences and lunch. Please mail to Barbara Francescon, Treasurer, 11508 SE 48th Ave., Milwaukie OR 97222.

    Contact President Suzanne Anker, ph. 503-252-2574 or Barbara, ph. 503-659-3034
    Our Lady of Peace Retreat House
    3600 SW 170th Ave.
    Beaverton, OR

    Women's First Saturday at St. Cyril Catholic Church presents Father Richard Keolker, who will speak on "The theology and vision of the Second Vatican Council, ours to keep alive."

    Saturday, October 4, 9:30-11:00 am

    St. Cyril Parish Hall
    9201 SW 5th St.
    Wilsonville, OR
    09/29/2014 to 10/02/2014  

    International Catholic evangelist Richard Lane returns to the Portland area to lead a mission at St. Matthew Parish in Hillsboro.
    "Standing on the Rock of Faith" will take place Monday, Sept. 29-Thursday, Oct. 2, both after the 8:30 am Mass and at 7:00 pm.  All sessions will last about an hour, and each session will build upon the previous one.
    Richard Lane's website:

    Contact Marie Mendez-Nunez, ph. 503-648-1998 x246, e-mail
    St. Matthew Catholic Church
    447 SE 3rd Ave.
    Hillsboro, 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
    10/01/2014 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

    Western Oregon Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (WOCCRS) presents a healing Mass to be celebrated by Fr. Mike Barry at Our Lady of the Lake Church. Fr. Barry is a member of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary religious order. He is involved with the San Bernardino Diocese Charismatic Renewal Center and is a chaplain for Rachel’s Vineyard.

    Saturday Sept 20, 10:00 am

    Contact e-mail
    Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
    650 A Ave.
    Lake Oswego, 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
    09/20/2014 to 09/21/2014  

    The annual Polish festival at St. Stanislaus is an event for everyone!  Stage performances, including bands and dance groups; polka contest; street dance; beer garden; arts & crafts booths.  Favorite Polish foods for sale, including pierogi (dumplings), sausage, cabbage rolls, potato pancakes, coffee and authentic desserts.  Croatian food, too!
    Saturday, Sept. 20, 11:00am-10:00pm
    Sunday, Sept. 21, 12 noon-6:00pm
    The festival site is at the corner of N. Interstate Ave. and Failing St.  From I-5, take exit 303/Swan Island/Interstate Ave., or consider taking MAX Yellow Line train.  Free parking in the Kaiser Permanente parking lots.
    Free admission - donations accepted

    Contact ph. 503-281-7532
    St. Stanislaus Catholic Church
    3900 N. Interstate 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
    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

    CYO/Camp Howard is hosting its 4th annual benefit dinner to raise $200,000 for scholarships and camperships for children.  Keynote Speaker will be Pat Casey, coach of Oregon State University's baseball team.
    Tuesday, October 14, 6:00 pm
    For details or to register online, go to

    Contact Ann Reinhart, ph. 503-231-9484 or
    Oregon Convention Center, Oregon Ballroom
    777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
    Portland, 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

    Mark your calendars for this special presentation on progress at Salisa Bana (Light of Africa) Boarding School in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Take a look at the beautiful young children being helped in this very poor country.

    Sunday, Oct. 19, 12:00 noon

    Contact Deacon Jim Pittman, ph. 503-312-5692
    St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church
    18211 S. Henrici Rd.
    Oregon City, OR

    On Saturday, Oct. 11, we will pray all four mysteries of the Rosary, sing and process with a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Fatima through the streets of Beaverton. We will pray in reparation, for peace in the world, and for the conversion of sinners - just as Our Lady asked.

    Sat., Oct. 11 at 12:00 noon

    Contact Becky, ph. 503-649-6712
    Corner of SW 1st St. and SW Betts Ave.
    Beaverton, OR