News & Events

Adoration in Our New Chapel

Starting Weds Feb. 28th

We now offer Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in our new Adoration Chapel on Wednesday mornings after the 8:00 am Mass, going through the night until 7:00 am Thursday morning, then from 9am Thursday to 11pm Thursday night, ending with Benediction. 

To sign up for an hourly commitment during these times please contact Claire at the parish office, 503-761-8710 x104.

ADORATION SCHEDULE

Wednesday:  9am to 7am Thursday

Thursday:  9am to 11pm  (Worshipers needed for evening and night/early morning hours.  Call Claire Clow at x104.)

Benediction:  11pm Thursday night

MEMORIAL BRICKS

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.  

Brick

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, ...

Planting Our New Landscape

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

Pete GallucciJim Schroeder?Mark Butler?

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

Peace and Justice is now Helping Hands

Still the Same Ministry, but Our Name Has Changed

Our mission remains the same:  Bringing parishioners opportunities that help us live out our Catholic Faith through works of charity.  As Jesus said, Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me. (Matthew 25:40) We must find paths for serving our Lord as this central teaching directs.  The job of Helping Hands is to seek and provide ways for parishioners to fulfill this vital obligation. 

 For more information, or for the opportunity to help, call Deacon Mike Caldwell at 503-761-8710 x105.

Furniture Program

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

See Helping Hands Ministry for further information.

First Reconciliation and First Communion Sacramental Preparation

Register now for First Communion Preparation Classes

The Sacramental Preparation Classes are now open for registration.  The First Reconciliation classes were completed as of March 4th.  First Communion classes begin April 8th.   Any baptized child, 7 years or older, who has not yet received her/his First Communion and who has taken the First Reconciliation classes, may register.  They are being taught in the church by Fr. Ted Prentice and are for both parents and child or children.   There is no cost for the class series.  To register, complete the form which is available through the link below, or you may pick one up at the parish office. 

SCHEDULE FOR SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION CLASSES taught by Fr. Ted Prentice  

FIRST RECONCILIATION  ...

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