My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Our local Catholic community has done everything it can to stay well connected during these times of this global pandemic that we have been living through. Right now, the vast majority of our parishes are able to offer the Holy Mass, the Eucharist, and the Sacraments to all of our faithful. Most of our parishes are also available to livestream Mass for those who are unable to join us for Mass in the Church.
I want you to know that I have some wonderful and exciting plans for how we are going to renew, reenergize, and reinvigorate the Church here in western Oregon as we come out of this pandemic. As you are able, please support us in the work we have ahead of us as we build with Jesus, in His grace, the Kingdom of God here in western Oregon.
-Most Rev. Alexander K. Sample, Archbishop of Portland in Oregon
Please give this weekend to the Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal. Attached is a link with a video about this year’s Appeal which is beautifully done and gives us an insight into the great works our donations facilitate. There will be pledge envelopes at the parish office front porch “treasure chest.” Please mail your pledge directly to the Pastoral Center in the enclosed pre-paid envelopes. To give online, just click on the link below. Every gift means so much! Thank you in advance for your prayerful and generous participation in this year’s Appeal.
– Fr. Mark Bachmeier