Parish News

CLW VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Are you looking for a way to volunteer and really make a difference? This is a way to continue a Tradition that started over 3500 years ago and you can help to make sure it continues into the future. We are in need of two teachers ---once a month for 20 minutes— during the 9:30 Mass. The ‘Children’s Liturgy of the Word’ (8-10 students in grades 1-5) is designed to help young people understand the Scripture Readings for that Sunday and how to apply them. Good material. Fun students. We would like to start on Sunday, September 27th. This may be your chance to help a child see God in their life. Please contact Barbara Harrison.

Our Women’s Group, Magdalene’s Daughters, meets on the 3rdSaturday, 1-3pm in Carvlin Hall.  We gather for light refreshments, prayer, reflection, and discussion on a variety of topics.  The group is open to women of all ages, teens and up.  We strive to support one another through prayer, laughter, and social time.  New members are always welcome.  Come to our next gathering and meet other women looking for a way to explore their spiritual journey and to discuss topics relevant to women in today’s world.  Check out the calendar or bulletin for dates of upcoming meetings.   Hope to see you there.

Our Women’s Group, Magdalene’s Daughters, meets on the 3rdSaturday, 1-3pm in Carvlin Hall.  We gather for light refreshments, prayer, reflection, and discussion on a variety of topics.  The group is open to women of all ages, teens and up.  We strive to support one another through prayer, laughter, and social time.  New members are always welcome.  Come to our next gathering and meet other women looking for a way to explore their spiritual journey and to discuss topics relevant to women in today’s world.  Check out the calendar or bulletin for dates of upcoming meetings.   Hope to see you there.

55+ group:  

The Senior Group (55+) will meet Tuesday, Sept.1, 12-2pm in Carvlin Hall. Potluck.  And the topic will be the one that no one wants to talk about---cemeteries.  Pam Henkel will discuss what is going on in Catholic cemeteries---expectations---cost---is it worth it---sharing a plot---why think about it now---restrictions/no restrictions.  Hear what others have to say about this topic.  Come and listen, ask questions---get answers so you can make a reasonable decision.  Group is always open to welcoming new members.  See you there

The Senior Group (55+) will meet Tuesday, Sept.1, 12-2pm in Carvlin Hall. Potluck.  And the topic will be the one that no one wants to talk about---cemeteries.  Pam Henkel will discuss what is going on in Catholic cemeteries---expectations---cost---is it worth it---sharing a plot---why think about it now---restrictions/no restrictions.  Hear what others have to say about this topic.  Come and listen, ask questions---get answers so you can make a reasonable decision.  Group is always open to welcoming new members.  See you there!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY  The Ignatian Spirituality Project is a national outreach to men and women in early recovery from addiction problems that have a history of homelessness. The project funds overnight retreats that combine the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises with the 12 Steps. Volunteers help plan and attend the retreats to support retreatants but do not have to be in recovery themselves. Volunteers belong to different parishes. A planning meeting for the next ISP Men’s Retreat on September 26-27 will be in the chapel of the Paulist Center on Saturday August 15th. A planning meeting for the next women’s retreat on November 7-8 will be scheduled in October. Retreats are held at the Shalom Prayer Center in Mt. Angel. The time commitment is limited to activities just prior to and after the scheduled retreats. Two retreats are scheduled in the fall and two in the spring. Attending a planning meeting is a good opportunity to learn more about ISP if you have an interest in volunteering. Please contact Matthew Pearl, ISP Portland Coordinator, for additional information at mjmpearl@aol.com or 503-970-3937.

LITURGICAL MINISTERS TRAINING

Please mark your calendar now! We are asking that all ministers please attend these workshops in September. Eucharistic Ministers and Welcome Ministers, Saturday, Sept.12, 11-12:30. Readers, Saturday, September 19, 10:30-11:45. The training is important for updates & changes (that some of us are missing) and for community discussion.

HOMEBOUND COMMUNION MINISTRY

Are you homebound? Do you know someone who is homebound?

We have Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound who are more than happy to take Communion to our homebound parishioners either once or twice a month. If you would like a Eucharistic Minister to visit, please contact the parish office or Barbara Harrison.

RECYCLE CARTIDGES & ELECTRONICS

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.

SENOR GATHERING

Our next gathering for those 55 and up will be Tuesday, July 7 at 12pm in Carvlin Hall. We will have a speaker from Jesuit Volunteer Corps. We will also be discussing some outings for the group. Bring your ideas and we will schedule some away days. Bring a dish to share. Invite others to join us. The more the merrier.

FOOD PANTRY

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