Parish News


Lent begins Wednesday, Feb. 10th. Adult Faith Formation will offer several opportunities during Lent to further your spiritual life:

*”Healing Relationships with Pope Francis.” In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, these Lenten gatherings guide us into healing relationships with ourselves, with each other, with God and with creation. Monday evenings, starting Feb. 15, 6:30pm in Carvlin Hall – small group/large group format. Bishop Peter Smith, March 5, 10-1pm, Carvlin Hall, “Year of Mercy: Personal, parish & beyond.”

“Women’s Perspectives: Common Truths Held by Our Traditions” – Jewish, Catholic, Muslim, Buddhist, & Protestant panel discussion. Date to be announced.


Our first meeting will be held after the French Toast Breakfast today, Jan. 17 in Carvlin Hall. We are

excited to begin planning for St. Philips' 2nd Annual Seafood Dinner. We are looking for a team for set-up and tear-down, kitchen help, food prep, greeters, etc. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Tina Marie Jarvis at or Barbara Masvidal at


In this year of Mercy – wanting to give a little more of your loving kindness? Can you spare one hour a week (and make a commitment for only 3 months) as a Pastoral Care Volunteer at nearby Laurelhurst Village (3060 SE Stark St)? You’ll have support and receive such rewards – promise! Contact Fr. John McGrann at 503-535-4714 for more information. Thank you and Peace to You!


Another way to increase stewardship is to recycle ink cartridges & old electronics: phones, iPads, iPods, MP3, cameras, & laptops. Drop them off in the church foyer or in the office.


Food and toiletry items are always needed to keep out pantry stocked. We are especially needing single serve items to hand out to homeless people. Remember to bring in items like peanut butter, canned meats, pastas, pudding cups, fruit cups, rice, beans, and canned fruit and vegetables. Bring your donations for the food barrels. for the public on Saturday, July 11th, 10am – 4pm.

© Michael E. Evernden 2015