Parish News - September 29, 2020
Confirmation Classes - Last call for high school students wishing to be confirmed this year. Classes will begin Sunday, October 11th immediately following the 9:00 AM Mass in the school lunch room. If you'd like to sign up please call or email the parish office. 503-633-4611, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers needed for Church cleaning, ushers and Mass check in - A few volunteers are still needed to help at Mass on Sunday mornings and Saturday evenings. If you can help please call the parish office at 503-633-4611. Here are the areas in which we could use more volunteers so that we can form a rotation of helpers:
-Saturday evening cleaner- spray the church with disinfectant after Mass. This takes approximately 10 minutes using our electrostatic sprayer (very similar to a backpack sprayer).
-Sunday morning check in (need 1-2 more people)- volunteer person to check off names of attendees. You would arrive at 8:30 and check off names from a master list until Mass begins.
-Sunday morning ushers (need 2 per Mass) - assist in keeping a 6 foot distance between people during communion.
-Sunday morning cleaner (need 1-2 more people)- spray the church with disinfectant after Mass. This takes approximately 10 minutes using our electrostatic sprayer (very similar to a backpack sprayer).
World Mission Sunday takes place this year on October 18, 2020. Parishes of the Archdiocese have always been very generous in their response to the mission needs of the world. This year is a particularly difficult one for giving because of the COVID pandemic and the wildfires and it may not be possible for some of you to assist at this time. We understand but are going ahead with all the regular collections this year because the recipients, including missionaries, need help more than ever. Please do whatever you can in spirit of solidarity with the church worldwide. *Envelopes for this collection will be available after Mass at each church exit. You may return these to the regular collection basket. Please be sure to write World Mission Sunday in the memo line of your check.*
LouAnn Baty Smith passed away on September 14th. Please pray for her and her family.
Wildfire Relief Fund and Appeal - The Archdiocese of Portland has established a Wildfire Relief Fund to help parishes and people impacted by the devastating wildfires in western Oregon. Collected funds will be distributed to parishes in need, especially those directly assisting people who have lost homes, been displaced and otherwise impacted by the fires. All parishes are asked to participate in this Appeal to support the parishes and communities impacted by the fires. Please make checks payable to Archdiocese of Portland and record Wildfire Relief Fund in the Memo. All checks should be sent to: The Archdiocese of Portland, Wildfire Relief Fund, PO Box 15149 Portland, OR 97293. If you have any questions please contact Carmen Gaston, Director of Mission Advancement at email@example.com or 503-233-8332. Please assist our parishes, neighbors, and friends affected by this devastating season of wildfires.
2019 Seminarian Appeal Report - We're happy to share that our generous supporters contributed $934,894 to the 2019 campaign! We extend our gratitude to everyone who supported the seminarians with donations and prayers, and by celebrating the next generation of priests here in Western Oregon.
Rachel's Vineyard Retreat
Unhealed effects from abortion experiences do not have to compound the extraordinarily massive stress in countless lives right now. The power to resolve abortion-related trauma and grief are found in an upcoming Project Aurora sponsored Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat weekend in Portland: November 6-8, 2020 or February 12-14, 2021. For more information e-mail ProjectAurora@aol.com, call 541-942-2861, or visit www.project-aurora.org and www.rachelsvineyard.org.