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Advent Idea from Franciscan Media

Advent is a journey towards Bethlehem. May we let ourselves be drawn by the light of God made man.” —Pope Francis  In the rush toward Christmas, the season of Advent can often get overlooked. We want to help your family get the most out Advent this year. If you are a subscriber to the weekly […]

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Scripture Reflection Gathering

You are invited to reflect on the Sunday readings for December with fellow members of our community. Our next gathering will be Sat, Dec. 7th at 9am in the parish office (Please note: this is a change of location) Whether or not you are able to prepare, you can always gain insight and share thoughts on […]

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Welcoming: the essential gift

Pope Francis says” We need a Church capable of walking at people’s side….a Church which accompanies them on their journey.” Holy Cross has a long history of being a welcoming community. You are invited to join other parishioners to welcome people before and after Mass. We especially need people at the 10am Mass. If you […]

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Highlights of Social Justice Activities in the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon

  January 1st: 53rd World Day of Peace: This recognition was done by Pope Paul VI. Take time to reflect on the many gifts we enjoy in the United States. Pray for those who do not know any Peace in their lives. January 1st -31st : Poverty Awareness Month, a time when individuals, charities, and […]

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World Day of the Poor: November 17th

Celebrating the World Day of the Poor.   Pope Francis calls us to look and see what we do for the poor in our lives. God calls us to examine our lives and see where we can be a full disciple of Christ. November 17 is the World Day of the Poor. Here is an […]

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Are you being called to Prison Ministry

Social Justice Ministry Are you interested in Social Justice Ministry. Jesus invites us to help the poor and visit the sick and those in prison.  In the past year, Archbishop Sample has visited six of the eight Oregon Department of Corrections facilities in Western Oregon.  He witnesses to the truth that “with the poor the […]

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You are invited to the University of Portland Garaventa Center Events Fall 2019

The Garaventa Center on the Campus of the University of Portland sponsors many Adult Education opportunities these are held in various buildings on the Campus. They also offer different types of prayer experiences with the community. This is a chance to hear from professors and leaders in the educational community. Tuesday November 5th, 7:15 PM, […]

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Free Live Music and Socializing for individuals with early to moderate Alzheimer’s, dementia or memory loss and their family and friendstheir

Free light refreshments**Live Music**Dementia friendly and focused When: 12 pm to 1:30 pm on the following Mondays: November 18, 2019, December 16, 2019 Where: Sunrise Center 18901 East Burnside, Gresham Located on the MAX Blue line, 188th stop Please RSVP so they can buy enough snacks, drop ins are welcome For more information or RSVP […]

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Respect Life Opportunity

As believers the Church feels strongly about the Right to Life.  As Catholics, we lift up the life and dignity of the human person and work for the common good 24/7, 365 days a year. There is a prayer vigil across the country for the children aborted each day. In Portland they gather for the […]

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Help for caregivers in our community

This is a website that is helpful for those that are giving care to a friend or family member. If you need support please call Sue Unger 503-953-/8328. We are here to assist you as much as possible. https://www.caring.com/senior-living/assisted-living/oregon

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