Benvenuti!  Welcome!

Yes, our Italian heritage is still evident from the 1913 founding of our church by the Paulist Fathers, as Portland’s second church in service to the Italian immigrant community. Today it has evolved into a multiethnic and welcoming community intent on showing genuine love for the human person and respect for all God’s creation.

Our parish is named for St. Philip Neri, an engaging Italian saint known for his keen sense of humor and practical piety. He was a missionary and founder of the Congregation of the Oratory in Rome, who had a knack for helping people find or rediscover their faith in Jesus Christ.

St. Philip encouraged groups of people to gather for discussions, studies, prayers and enjoyment of music. His customary question was always, “well, brothers and sisters, when shall we begin to do good?”

I invite you to explore our website and visit our community. Whether you visit for a brief time, are looking for a new parish home, feel lost spiritually, or want to make a fresh start, this community will embrace and warmly welcome you.

I look forward to personally greet you in the spirit of St. Philip Neri, “Well, brother and sister, you are most welcome here at St. Philip Neri Parish. Won’t you join us to do good in honor of God the creator?”

Thank you! Grazie!

Mass Times

Weekday Mass Schedule
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m.
Friday: 12:10 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.

Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m.

3:00-3:45 p.m. in the church prior
to the Saturday Vigil mass.
Other times by appointment.

Christmas Eve | December 24
Family Mass: 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Vigil: 8:00 p.m.

CHRISTMAS DAY | December 25
Nativity of the Lord: 9:30 a.m.

Parish Life

Whether you are new to Portland, new to our area, new to anything being Catholic, we welcome you.

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As Catholics, we are fortunate to receive and celebrate the gifts of the sacraments.

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God gave each of us talents and gifts to meet the needs of our parish with generous hearts and hands.

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“We, the community of St. Philip Neri, committed to the mission of Jesus Christ and dedicated to be welcoming, strive to reach out to all of God’s creation through the Word and the Eucharist for the common good.”



Owen P Klinger | July 23, 2001 > October 20, 2019
Dear Parishioners: Those of us who went to Owen Klinger’s funeral, at the University of Portland, at the end of October were pleasantly surprised to find a poem on the back cover of the program, which Owen wrote during his brief weeks at the university. I like it very much. I wanted to share it with you and I hope you like it as well. Fr. Rick Owen P. Klinger...

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The Season of the Seed

Posted on December 05, 2019 in: General News

The Season of the Seed
“Advent is the season of the seed: Christ loved this symbol. The seed, He said, is the Word of God sown in the human heart."   "The Kingdom of Heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed.” “So is the Kingdom of God as if a man should cast seed into the earth.” Even his own life-blood: “Unless the grain of wheat fal...

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Altar Society Potluck | December 10 @ noon
On December 10, 2019 at noon, the Altar Society of St. Philip Neri, will hold its annual holiday meeting which will include a potluck luncheon and a gift exchange. This is always a fun event and our members really get into the holiday spirit! If you are not a member, but would like to attend, please contact Jan Schoen at 503-249-0464 or for further in...

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