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2019 GRAND ANNUAL APPEAL - 10/26/2019

Our annual Grand Annual Appeal is in progress! Click on the link on any of our collaborative or individual parish homepages for the letters and financial statements. Read more

All Saints - a Holy Day of Obligation - 11/01/2019

All Saints Day is this week! Holy day Masses are: Thursday-- 4pm at St. Mary & St. Ann; Friday-- 7am, 9am, 12:05pm at Sacred Heart; 9am, 5pm at St. Ann; 7pm at St. Mary.

Thanksgiving - 11/28/2019

Thanksgiving Eve: 6:30pm Mass at Sacred Heart; Thanksgiving Day: 7am Mass at Sacred Heart; 8am Mass at St. Ann; 9am Mass at St. Mary

Annual Mass of Remembrance - 11/03/2019

Our annual Mass of Remembrance is the weekend of Nov 2/3: 4pm Mass on Saturday at St. Ann; 10am Mass on Sunday at Sacred Heart and 10:30am Mass at St. Mary. Come and remember those from our parishes who have passed away since last All Souls Day.

Mass and Breakfast with Santa - 12/15/2019

Celebrate 10:30 am Sunday Mass at St. Mary and welcome Santa after Mass and join him for our annual breakfast! Admission is $5 per adult and no cost for children.

 

Archdiocesan News

 

Celebrating joyfully the First Sunday of the Word of God

Since the beginning of his pontificate, Pope Francis has given particular attention to how Catholics celebrate the Mass. The Mass is not only, as the Second Vatican Council clearly taught, the "source and summit of the Christian life," but also a school. Because the faith of believers is profoundly influenced by the way the Church prays (lex orandi lex credendi), Pope Francis has sought in various ways to strengthen the liturgical curriculum. Read more

Before the 2020 presidential elections

Americans not obsessed with politics -- that is, most Americans -- will start paying serious attention to the 2020 presidential race after the February 3 Iowa caucuses and the February 11 New Hampshire primary -- or perhaps after the March 3 Super Tuesday primaries winnow the Democratic field. So before the partisan din rises to ear-shattering volume, there's some time left for Americans who aren't entombed in ideological silos to ponder the qualities they would like to see in a president of the United States. I recently came across a description of such qualities. Read more

Hold the Botox

I get my picture taken a lot. I'm not particularly photogenic, but as president of The Catholic University of America, people expect me to be in the frame for a lot of occasions, and it would be rude for me to refuse. Read more

Understanding the debate about celibacy

In one of those embarrassing public dust-ups that occasionally afflict our Church, a soon-to-be published book on priestly celibacy was publicized as being co-authored by retired Pope Benedict XVI until he let it be known that he was not the co-author and wanted his name removed as such. Read more

Catholic Church and Alpha movement

Q. A number of Catholic parishes here in my archdiocese have hosted programs on the Alpha movement in Christianity. I have found conflicting guidance as to the legitimacy/orthodoxy of this movement. Can you advise me as to whether it is approved for Catholic membership? (Tigard, Oregon) Read more

 

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