MASS SIGN UPS AND ATTENDANCE - We are no longer required to keep track of names or contact information of Mass attendees. We are allowed up to 100 people at each Mass so sign ups are no longer needed.
PARISH ENVELOPES - Please pick up your parish envelopes in the North apse of the church. If you are unable to get them at Mass please email the parish office to pick them up on the from porch of the rectory. email@example.com
This year we will be offering three Christmas masses. We are limited to 75 people at each Mass. You must sign up for Mass either by calling the parish office at 503-633-4611 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE December 24th.
Thursday, December 24 - 5:00 PM (almost full)
Thursday, December 24 - 7:00 PM
Friday, December 25 - 9:00 AM
MASS SIGN UP CHANGE - With the most recent gathering restrictions we can now have up to 75 people at each Mass. We will continue to check in at the door using a master list. For the Sunday morning Mass please continue to call in or email to sign up. For Saturday evening Masses and Holy Days you do not need to sign up because these Masses typically draw fewer than 75 people. Thank you for your patience with these ever changing sign up procedures. Call, 503-633-4611 or email email@example.com
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION HOLY DAY VIGIL MASS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 6:00 PM. No need to sign up for this Mass in advance.
EDWARD MURPHY, FATHER OF MICHAEL & BILL MURPHY, PASSED AWAY LAST WEEKEND. Please keep Edward and his family in your prayers.
RETIREMENT FUND FOR RELIGIOUS COLLECTION - "Every dollar makes a difference in covering our expenses," says a Trappist abbot. Hundreds of US religious communities struggle to provide for aging members because most senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests served for little pay. Your gift to the Retirement Fund for Religious helps these communities bridge the gap, offering support for medications, nursing care, and other necessities. Please be generous.
The Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows are hosting two Advent events in December at Our Lady of Peace Retreat House in Beaverton.
Join us for the Annual Advent Day Retreat with Bishop Peter Smith on the theme: “Making Advent Meaningful” on Wed. Dec. 2nd from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm in the Retreat Chapel. We have reached our capacity for “in house” retreatants. However, we are offering a virtual option to this retreat on Zoom at no cost. Interested retreatants must register online at www.olpretreat.org to attend the retreat via Zoom.
Come to our Advent Twilight Talk “In-Person” with Catholic Speaker Dina Marie Hale on Wed. Dec. 9th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the Retreat Chapel. The event includes a Twilight Talk on the theme: “A Trek to Tepeyac Hill with Saint Juan Diego” followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Light refreshments will be offered and the Catholic Bookstore and Gift Shop will be open. Due to physical distance guidelines registration is limited to 30 persons. Free registration is required and available online at www.olpretreat.org.
Please note masks must be worn in the Retreat House. For questions call 503-649-7127 or visit www.olpretreat.org. Our Lady of Peace Retreat House is located at 3600 SW 170th Ave., Beaverton, Oregon 97003.
MASS SIGN UPS- Please remember to call or email the parish office to sign up for Mass until further notice. The Thanksgiving Day Mass will be this Thursday at 9:00 AM. Phone, 503-633-4611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are limited to 25 people at each of our masses.
The latest editions of the CATHOLIC SENTINEL AND THE WORD AMOUNG US are now available at the Church entrance and on the front porch of the rectory.
CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT - Thank you for your generous support last week for the collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development! As a parish, we raised $182 to support those on the margins who are living in poverty in the United States. If you missed the collection, it's not too late to give!
RETIREMENT FUND FOR RELIGIOUS- Help our elders. In good times and in bad, senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests have dedicated themselves to service and acts of mercy. Today, they pray for an aching world. Yet years of serving for little or no pay have left their religious communities without enough retirement savings. Your gift to the Retirement Fund for Religious helps provide medications, nursing care, and other necessities. Please be generous. This collection will be taken December 5/6, 2020. Checks may be made payable to St. Paul Parish, included RFR on the memo line.
MASS ATTENDANCE AND SIGN UP CHANGE- Beginning Wednesday, November 18 we will be restricted to 25 people at Mass per Governor Brown's latest mandate. Once again we will need each person who would like to attend either of the weekend Masses to sign up by PHONE OR EMAIL. We are suspending our online sign up for the time being so that we can let you know if you are one of the first 25, or not. The parish office phone number is 503-633-4611, if you get the recording please leave your name, a call back phone number, the number of people who will be attending with you and which Mass you'd like to attend. We will call you back to confirm that you are on the list, or not. Please include the same information if you email, email@example.com.
THANKSGIVING MASS, 9:00 AM, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26. Please use the above instructions to sign up for this Mass.
BBQ Chicken Dinner - DRIVE THRU ONLY
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Sacred Heart-St. Louis Parish
485 7th Street, Gervais
11 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
Full dinner $12
Dinner includes 1/2 BBQ chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, dinner roll and a slice of pie (apple or berry).
Also available: 1/2 chicken $8/each
Quarts of coleslaw $5/each
Due to the current circumstances, our auction will look a little different than in years past. We will be hosting an online auction that will open for bidding on January 30th and close on February 7th. McKillip’s Catering will be providing to-go style dinners on February 6th. We will have more information on how to register to bid online, purchase dinner tickets, and a website in the coming weeks. Please start thinking about ways to contribute to this year’s event.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tori Wolf 503-515-4543 or
Kjerstine Vachter 541-231-9008.
Grad Night 2021: Citrus Fundraiser
**Fresh Sunkist Oranges from the San Joaquin Valley in California - $25/15lb. box.
**Rio Star Grapefruit grown in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas - $25/20lb. box.
The SPHS Grad Night Committee invites you to pre-order fresh, healthy citrus fruits and support the Class of 2021. Buy some delicious fruit for yourself, your family, friends, co-workers, and/or employees. These will come in around the 10th of December and would make great Christmas gifts! To order, follow the instructions below or contact a parent of a senior! Make checks payable to: SPHS Grad Night Fund. Orders: Due by Friday, November 20, 2020 and payment can be dropped off at or mailed to the high school. If you are dropping off in person, please use the drop box on the wall by the front office. Your money should be in an envelope with your name and order on it. If you are mailing in an order, please mail to: SPHS Grad Night Fund, 20449 Main St. NE, St. Paul, OR 97137. Pick up: The date is “to be determined” but will be approximately the second week in December. Watch for an announcement for the exact date and time! The pick up location will be at the covered area at the elementary school. Masks and social distancing will be required.
The first class is this Sunday, October 18th at 10 AM in the school's library. This first class will be primarily an orientation.
NO SCHOOL - Saint Paul Parochial School will be closed this Friday, October 9 for an in-service and Monday, October 12 for parent-teacher conferences.
PETER'S PENCE, SPECIAL COLLECTION - This Sunday, October 4th, is the Peter's Pence Collection, a worldwide collection that supports the charitable works of Pope Francis. Funds from this collection help victims of war, oppression, and natural disasters. Take this opportunity to join with Pope Francis and be a witness to our suffering brothers and sisters. Please be generous today. Envelopes are located at each door and can be placed in the regular collection basket. Write "Peter's Pence" on the memo line of your check. For more information, visit www.uscb.org/perters-pence.
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY, SPECIAL COLLECTION - This collection will be taken up on October 18th.
Confirmation Classes, SCHEDULE CHANGE - Please note that the first class has been postponed to Sunday, October 18 immediately following the 9:00 AM Mass. Classes will be held in the library at the school, masks required.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FIRST COMMUNICANTS! During special Masses on September 27th and October 4th the following received their First Holy Communion. Congratulations to: Addy Davidson, Hadley Erickson, Skyler Erickson, Ray Galvan, Landon Geibel, Georgia Greaves, Beth McKillip, Sofia Meza, Landry Mullen, Nate Naegeli, Allie Smith, Cecilia Sonnen, Frank Vachter and Murphy Zielinski.