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I Will Build My Church

World Mission Sunday is October 19th!  We are invited to reach out and help build the Church in Mongolia, the world’s youngest Catholic Church, as well as local churches throughout the Missions, in the most remote areas across our world.  Your prayers and generous gift to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith in the collection this weekend help the work of priests, religious and lay leaders in Mongolia and throughout the Missions who offer the poor practical help and the experience of God’s love and mercy, His hope and peace.  Please keep the Missions in your daily prayers.  Please be as generous as you can in this weekend’s collection.  For more information, please visit www.IAmAMissionary.org.

RCIA Starts Soon!

If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or becoming Catholic, please join us for an informational meeting for RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) on Thursday, October 23rd at 7pm in the conference room located in the Church Office.

If you would like to participate or accompany a participant, please contact Kim Zea at kzea@stmpdx.org or call 503-222-2055.

Feast of All Saints

Since the Feast of All Saints, November 1, 2014, falls on a Saturday, this solemnity is not observed as a holy day of obligation in 2014, according to the USCCB’s Liturgical Calendar.

Annual Offertory Pledge Drive

We have been making a little go a long way.  Can you give more? 

The annual offertory pledge drive launches the weekend of November 8-9.  Fr. Rick will be speaking at all the Masses about the annual effort to get parishioners to pledge and increase our yearly giving amounts.

Help our parish help you to “Renew Your Spirit & Rise in Faith.”

Religious Education (R.E.)

Religious Education classes for children in grades 1-5 meet in the Parish Hall on Monday evenings at 6:45pm.  These classes are designed for both Non-Catholic and Catholic school children.  For more information, contact Kim Zea at kzea@stmpdx.org or call 503-222-2055.

 

 

Little Angels Sunday Preschool (2 1/2 – 4 1/2 years)

The Little Angels Sunday Preschool meets on Sundays during the 10am Mass.  Parents check their preschool children in at the church entrance and then be seated.  The children will exit the church right after the opening prayer and go to the Kindergarten classroom during Mass.  Preschool childen will be picked up at the Kindergarten classroom door after Mass.  Parents of participating families will be expected to take turns being classroom helpers.  If you have questions, contact Kim Zea at kzea@stmpdx.org or call 503-222-2055.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

All parish children in grades K-5 are invited to join us during the Liturgy of the Word at the Sunday 10am Mass.  During this time, the children will hear the Sunday readings in a story they will understand.  They will have an opportunity to share with each other what Christ’s message is for all of us.  The children will return to Mass to rejoin the congregation at the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Care Ministry

The Shawl Ministry will begin soon.  Jeannie Vermilya has offered to lead the group.  If you love to knit or crochet and would like to donate your work to those who are ill or in hospice, please contact Kim Zea at kzea@stmpdx.org or call 503-222-2055, ext. 14.

Volunteer Opportunities

We have fall dates to volunteer at the Blanchet House soup kitchen. The following Wednesdays include: December 3 & 10. We are committed to providing 10 volunteers each time. Children who volunteer with a parent must be in the 6th grade or older. To sign up, please call Kim Zea at 503-222-2055. If a conflict arises and you’re unable to fill your spot, please contact Kim.