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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 Dec. 28, Jan. 25, Feb. 22 and March 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

    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

    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

    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.  
    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

    Days of Community Prayer:  Jan. 3, feast of the Holy Name of Jesus; Jan. 21, feast of St. Agnes; Feb. 2, Presentation of the Lord; Feb. 11, Our Lady of Lourdes
    Community days of fasting and prayer for priests:  Jan. 6, St. Andre Bessette; Jan. 24, St. Francis de Sales; Feb. 6, St. Paul Miki; Feb. 17, Servite Founders
    Healing Mass at 4:00 pm, Eucharistic Adoration at 3:00 pm
    January 4, Feast of the Epiphany - annual Christmas celebration, potluck following Mass
    Jan. 25, Third Sunday of Ordinary Time
    Feb. 15, Winter Quarterly Donnè Gathering begins at 1:30 pm.
    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.
    Christmas presentations by Ave Maria Chorus:  Dec. 20, 2:00 pm at Laurelhurst Village; Dec. 26, 7:00 pm at the Grotto's Festival of Lights; Dec. 27, 1:30 pm at St. Anthony Church in SE Portland; and Jan. 11, 3:00 pm for Epiphany Choir Fest.  Your attendance at these performances provides important support for our Musical Donnès of Reparation.

    Rose Hall Reparation and Prayer Center
    2120 SE 24th Ave.
    Portland, 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
    Thurs., Jan. 15, 7:00 pm and Tues., Feb. 24, 1:00 pm

    Newberg Medical Center, 1001 Providence Dr., Newberg
    Sat., Jan. 24, 1:00 pm

    Registration is appreciated.

    Contact Anne Kister, ph. 503-215-4636, e-mail

    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

    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
    12/15/2014 to 12/23/2014  

    The Portland metro area's Filipino community invites you to join in their traditional Christmas novena of Masses nightly from December 15-23.  Rosary to be prayed half hour before each Mass.  A reception will follow the last Mass on Dec. 23.
    Westside - Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 13715 SW Walker Rd., Beaverton
    Masses at 7:00 pm (except for Sat., Dec. 20, at 5:30 pm)
    Eastside - St. Therese Catholic Church, 1260 NE 132nd Ave., Portland
    Masses at 7:30 pm


    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
    12/14/2014 to 12/18/2014  

    Father Anthony Gramlich, MIC, will lead the St. Thomas Parish mission on the spirituality of St. Faustina and St. Therese of Lisieux.  Fr. Anthony is Rector of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts; director of Charismatic Renewal for the Diocese of Springfield; and a Rachel’s Vineyard chaplain.
    Sunday, Dec. 14
    Mission 7:00-8:00 pm
    Monday, Dec. 15- Thurs., Dec. 18
    Mass 8:30 am
    Mission 9:00-10:00 am
    Mission 7:00-8:00 pm*
    Thursday there will be a reception in the church hall following the evening mission talk.
    *Evening sessions will be a repeat of the morning sessions.
    Confession available after each mission talk.
    More at

    Contact Drew Swanson, ph. 360-834-2126 x215 or e-mail
    St. Thomas Parish
    324 NE Oak St.
    Camas, 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

    Respect for Life Group of St. Mary's Parish in Mount Angel presents a talk on life issues by Auxiliary Bishop Peter Smith.  All are welcome!
    Sunday, Jan. 18, 7:00 pm

    Contact Ruth, ph. 503-873-5472
    St. Mary's Parish
    575 E. College Street
    Mount Angel, OR

    Columbia River Serra is hosting the 5th annual Vocations Benefit Dinner on Saturday, January 31 at St. Joseph Parish in Vancouver. Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, 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 from this event go to support Quo Vadis, a three-day camp for young men to learn about the priesthood.

    5:00 pm Mass celebrated by Archbishop Sartain
    6:30 pm celebration and buffet dinner

    Tickets: Watch for sales after Masses at area parishes in late Dec. and 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

    Come to Holy Redeemer Church in Vancouver for a special Mass for people with disabilities, their families and friends. The adaptation refers to the physical environment, and the Mass is abbreviated as in a children's liturgy. There will be ample opportunity for spiritual and emotional support during hospitality time after Mass.

    Saturday, Dec. 20 at 10:30 am

    Contact Mary Sutter, ph. 360-892-0951, e-mail
    Holy Redeemer Church
    17010 NE 9th St.
    Vancouver, WA
    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
    01/23/2015 to 01/25/2015  

    The Archdiocese of Portland hosts its annual Young Adult Retreat, with the theme "Our Lives with the Saints", for single or married young adults in their late teens, 20’s & 30’s. The weekend will include talks, small groups, Mass, Eucharistic Adoration and Reconciliation, as well as time for prayer, reflection and fellowship with other young Catholics.

    Friday, Jan. 23, 7:00 pm - Sunday, Jan. 25, 12:30 pm at Canby Grove Conference Center

    Register by Dec. 31 to get the "super early bird" rate of $99.

    Contact e-mail
    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

    Start the new year with continued joy! Bishop Peter Smith will be speaking on the "Joy of Christian Unity" at Christ the King Parish's parish center.

    Thursday, Jan. 15, 7:00 pm

    Contact ph. 503-659-1475
    Christ the King Parish Center (bldg. at the back of the north parking lot off of Michael Dr.)
    11709 SE Fuller Rd.
    Milwaukie, OR
    01/16/2015 to 01/18/2015  

    Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) enrichment for all couples and priests who have previously attended a WWME Weekend anywhere in the world. This will be a rich, fun-packed weekend!

    Friday, Jan. 16 at 7:00 pm to Sunday, Jan. 18, 1:00 pm

    To register, call 503-285-9762, go to

    Contact ph. 503-285-9762
    Monarch Hotel Portland, OR

    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

    The Dominican Friars at Holy Rosary invite young adults aged 21-35 to "Eating Locusts and Wild Honey: John the Baptist and the Year of Consecrated Life". John the Baptist points the way to the Lamb of God, and in so doing, offers a model for Consecrated Life. But his life and ministry also demonstrate how all vocations are connected in the work of battling spiritual evil and building the Kingdom of God.

    Presenter: Fr. John Marie Bingham, O.P., pastor at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Seattle

    Tuesday, Dec. 30, 7:00 pm

    Contact Katie Edson, ph. 503-235-3163, e-mail
    McMenamins on Broadway
    1504 NE Broadway St.
    Portland, OR

    All are invited to pray for an end to abortion at a memorial Mass and Rosary to be held at St. Cecilia Church on Thursday, Jan. 22, 6:00 pm. Fr. Mark Bentz will lead us in remembering the 57 million babies' lives lost as we mark the 42nd anniversary of legalized abortion in the United States.

    St. Cecilia Church
    12250 SW 5th St.
    Beaverton, OR