News & Events

Commissioning of Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers

June 2nd and 3rd, all the Masses

Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministry of Holy Communion in the Archdiocese must be commissioned  at a parish of the Archdiocese.       

  •       They must also be registered with the Office of Divine Worship.     
  •       EMHCs should be commissioned on the Feast of Corpus Christi each year.      
  •       The Commission lasts for a period of 3 years.  This  can be renewed.   
  •       Pastors will ensure that all EMHC have received adequate  training either at the local parish or at an Archdiocesan training session  prior to ...


MAY 20th after the 10:30 Mass

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The Pentecost Sunday prayer walk was a great success. The weather was wonderful, cars were honking and waving to show support, and lots of prayers with local residents, store patrons and employees. 4 large trash bags of garbage were picked up along the way. Thank you to the Legion of Mary for leading the rosary and the participation of the Zomi youth group for their attendance.

Eight other local churches participated in the area around their locations.

Zomi Youth Group Fundraiser

May 20

The Zomi youth held a fundraiser to earn money for a Eucharistic Youth Trip to Tulsa, OK. in the summer. 
Chicken and noodle soup was served and enjoyed by all. They had their red shirts on for Pentecost and the Prayer walk later in the day.

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Armstrong Scholarship Sponsors Fundraising Dinner

June 16 After 5 pm Mass

  • Tickets will go on sale Mother's Day weekend, May 12-13 after masses.  $15 each.  
  • Dine in the Fr. John Amsberry Social Hall knowing that all proceeds for this fundraiser go to the future scholarships fund.
  • For more information, contact David Mastroieni 503-998-1070 or email

Furniture Program

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday, Noon to 2:00 pm.

See Helping Hands Ministry for further information.

Fall Bazaar and Craft/Bake Sale

Nov. 16, 17, 18

  • Start your craft projects, plan for baked goods, and join us for the Fall Altar Guild fundraiser. 
  • Contact Michelle Craver with questions, or 503-381-2950

May Day Procession and Crowning of our Blessed Mother

Faith Formation youth brought flowers for Mary and sang songs for the congregation; the Knights of Columbus added to the celebration.

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Altar Guild installs new officers

Saturday May 5th at the annual potluck;

Jo Tuner was elected President,  and Mary Butler elected as treasurer, they are joining Elsie White as Vice President and Cindy Mackley as Secretary.   Darlene Wilhelm is passing the gavel to Jo. Thank you all for your service to our family here at St. Joseph the Worker.      

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Bricks to beautify our landscaping and to create memories

The Knights of Columbus are offering you the opportunity to add a brick to one of four locations within our new landscaping.  The bricks can be printed with your name, the name of a loved one (living or deceased), with an event you want commemorated, or with an inspirational message of your choice.  


The bricks will beautify four locations within our grounds:
  • Under the St. Joseph statue located in the alcove to the right of the main church doors
  • Under the American Flag located on the south end of the church/school building
  • In the walking path through Mary's Prayer Garden (visible through the bank of windows in the sanctuary)
  • In the wall that will border the Prayer Garden

For more information, or to order your brick, ...

Adoration in Our Chapel

The Eucharist is: Jesus truly present - Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity!

Join us to Adore our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday mornings after the 8:00 am Mass to 11:00 pm Thursday night, closing with Benediction.    Please consider committing to 1 holy hour each week. 

For signups and the code; contact  Claire at the parish office, 503-761-8710 x 104 or email

Planting Our New Landscape

March 17, 2018 Great day for digging in the dirt. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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On St. Patrick's Day, seventy eager parishioners gathered at 8:00 in the morning, shovels,  gloves, and trowels in hand, ready to tackle the hundreds of shrubs, bushes, and ground cover plants waiting to beautify our new beds.  The day was overcast, the rains from previous days leaving the ground soggy, but that did not deter anyone.  All "dug in" with zeal, forging mud and rain sprinkles, diligently working to get the beds ready for Easter.  

Thanks to the many who came, most of whom are not pictured here.  And a huge thank you to the crew who prepared a chili-dog lunch for everyone!

Bill Benson with Muddy HandsPlantJoe BowenTerri WinebargerDcn. Larry Loumena

Spring Cleaning!

Time to clean out your closets, kitchen cabinets, and hall closets.  Your extra "stuff" can be used at homes where others have very little.  We are always in need of kitchen supplies, linen, bedding, towels, and beds.  Bring your extra household items to our furniture/household goods module located in the back of the church on the second and fourth Saturday every month between NOON and 2PM.  Smaller items can be dropped off at the parish office during normal business hours.  Extra clothes can be brought to the St. Pauly Used Clothing Shed on the North end of the property.  Thank you and God Bless your generosity.  Deacon Mike

The Fr. John Amsberry Social Hall Rental Policy and Fees

Updated Fees and Policies Available

If you are considering the rental of  the remodeled Fr. John Amsberry Social Hall, you can contact the parish office for the new fee schedule and rental guidelines created by our parish Finance and Pastoral Councils.  

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