Parish News


Bingo is next Sunday, May 29, 12-3pm in Carvlin Hall. Feel free to bring items to add to our prize table – it adds variety to our selection. $5 gets you a pack of cards with an additional set for $1. Lots of enticing refreshments & laughter for an entertaining afternoon. If you haven’t joined us before, come give it a try! It’s a BLAST!


We wish to express our gratitude to all those who donated for our Wish List items earlier this year. A very special thank you to the Altar Society for their gift of $2000 for the new railings and an additional $2000 for painting and other maintenance. The donated funds helped pay for painting of the water damaged walls in the sanctuary area. Any leftover monies will be utilized for repair and maintenance on St. Philip Neri campus and/or buildings. 


June 25: 4pm Mass, Archbishop Sample will preside, reception to follow on lawn, Carvlin Hall

June 26: 9:30am Mass, Fr. Eric Andrews, Paulist President will preside with Fr. Charlie, Fr. Michael, Fr. Bill, Fr. Ted Vierra, Fr. Rich Colgan, & Fr. John Hurley, parish picnic to follow on the lawn.


We are compiling a Paulist Memory Book to be available for the Farewell Weekend. We are looking for photos of Paulists, stories or memories or reflections on your experience with one or the Paulists as a whole. We are also looking to include the immigration stories we have gathered and any others you would like to submit as well as the parish history written by James Harrison for the 100th anniversary.


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