Month: March 2020

A Friday Message from Your Pastor

Good People of the Parish,

My main concern for all of you is: be at peace, stay safe, and be well!

As we continue to see our parish, our Archdiocese, our country, and our world rocked by the present pandemic, …

A Prayer for the Parish and the Archdiocese

Heavenly Father,

you hear the cry of the poor.

The voices of the faithful in this parish and this Archdiocese

join the chorus from around the world,

imploring your divine assistance in this difficult season.

We entrust our families, …

Spiritual Closeness

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.”

Pray Without Ceasing

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus.” I Thessalonians 5, 16-18

Pope to Lead Prayer

On Friday, March 27, at 10am (PT), Pope Francis will lead a …

An Act of Charity to Suspend Masses


A doctor weighs in, from the Archdiocese of Boston:
If you knew that going to Mass this Sunday meant that quite possibly another 10 people would be hospitalized, and two people would die …

March 25: Feast of the Annunciation

The Feast of the Annunciation is all about the Incarnation: God has become one of us. From all eternity, God had decided that the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity should become human. Now, as Luke 1:26-38 tells us, the …

Tiempo de Prueba

El coronavirus es un “suceso” inesperado en nuestras vidas. Nadie imaginaba las consecuencias que iba a tener en el desarrollo normal de nuestras actividades, pero es tan real como que en algunos lugares (como aquí en Portland) ya se viven …

Do Not Fear


“Do not fear what may happen tomorrow; the same understanding Father who cares for you today will take care of you then and every day. He will either shield you from suffering or will give you unfailing strength to …

Be Safe!~

March 24, 2020-

Deacon Greg Kandra, from the Diocese of Brooklyn, spotted a sign on the door of a bagel shop near his home. The sign read: “No seating available! Pick up and delivery only. Be safe.”
Deacon Greg added: …

Lent is, in Truth, a Time of Quarantine~

March 23, 2020-

From Catholic Deacon Bill Ditewig:

“The word we’re using so frequently now, “quarantine,” can perhaps help us make some sense of this present moment. “Quarantine” derives from the Latin (and then Italian) word for “forty.”

By the …