News & Events
A Mother’s Day Gift
All the Masses on the weekend of May 11th and 12th including an extra Mass on Saturday at noon blessed the congregation of St. Joseph with almost 60 youths receiving their First Communion. Congratulations to all!
MAY DAY CROWNING AND THE MARKETPLACE
Sunday May 5th at the 10:30 Mass
Faith Formation classes were completed with a celebration of our Blessed Mother’s crowning and a fun time in Francis Kenney’s Marketplace. The children led a decade of the rosary for the whole church and processed in with their flowers for Mary with two of our finest Knights of Columbus dressed in full regalia leading the way. The children showed their devotion to our Lady with a wonderful array of flowers. There were rosary and phamlets and poster given to whoever wanted them. Rose Wesley generously brings her beautiful statue of Mother Mary in for these events.
COMMEMORATION OF THE LORD'S PASSION
Espanol - Primera Comunion ninos (First Communion Children)
Live stations portrayed by the Hispanic children who will be receiving their First Holy Communion on May 11th and 12th.
and The Altar of Repose
RECONCILIATION TIME CHANGE
Saturday time has been shortened see below for complete schedule
Saturday 8:15 to 8:45am, 4:30 to 4:45pm Sunday 7:45 to 8:15am, 9:45 to 10:15am First Friday’s 8:45 to 9:15am
ADORATION - JESUS IS CALLING YOU - WON'T YOU COME TO HIM?
We are always in need of people to spend an hour with Jesus.
Regular Adoration times are available: Weds. & Thurs. 9:00 am - 10:00 pm, Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm. Benediction is at close of each day Weds. and Thurs. - 10:00pm and Friday - 1:00pm
Please consider committing to 1 holy hour a week. For signups and the code; contact Claire at the parish office, 503-761-8710 x 104, cell 503-804-0980 or email email@example.com
The Eucharist is: Jesus truly present - Body, Blood, Soul, And Divinity!Comments from people who started Adoration; "I never want to be without this experience again.", "This has changed my life", "If only people would try one hour, they'd flock to this change and to Jesus.", "I am so thankful we have this at our church."
SAVE THE DATE
October 27, 2019 a visit from the Arch bishop Samples for Sunday Mass 10:30am followed with a luncheon. The 1:00pm and 3:30pm Masses are canceled on this day.
TRAPPIST ABBEY - OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE - STAFF RETREAT
What areas of spiritual life do you still need cultivation in during the upcoming lenten days?
Great day of reflection, prayer, and hiking in the rain.
NEW ARTWORK IN THE CHURCH
The Twelve Apostles by De Vigne Courtright
Hanging on the East wall, to the right of the altar, is our new painting which was donated to St. Joseph the Worker. The theme of twelve is encompassed in the painting, hence the name of The Twelve Apostles. There are twelve pieces of palm stems throughout the painting on the edges, in the center around the circular piece that is holding a silver Byzantine cross there are 12 rosary beads. The four large palm leaves each have ginger flowers and bird of paradise flowers placed on them and then painted. The rich earthy tones of gold and brown match the interior of our church completely. This is a welcome addition to our environment.
The artist, De Vigne Courtright, has spent the last 25 years developing and fine-tuning his signature style, which he terms, "Nature Assemblage." since nature commands this medium, each work is a colorfully painted one-of-a kind centerpiece, inspired by only using plant life indigenous to the West Coast of North America. De Vigne preserves and places each flora element until his desired design is achieved and then he paints the foliage, creating harmony between art and nature. Quality is the hallmark of De Vigne's craft and the results are serious dramatic works of art, framed in plexiglass boxes providing continuous pleasure, bringing the outdoors inside.
A PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND
October 14-25, 2019 - LEAD BY REV. TED PRENTICE
Walk the footsteps of Jesus in the land of Abraham with Holy Land Tours. You can check the itinerary and register online at the following link below.
Learn the bible like never before, see where Jesus preached and taught in the land where it all began.
Round trip airfare from Portland, hotel accommodations, breakfast, dinner, transportation, tour guide, and all entrance fees included in the cost of the trip which is $3,595, price is for a double occupancy room. Single accommodations available for additional fee.
click here: http://www.holylandtoursllc.com/tours/tours/
POST A PRAYER ON THE GAPLINE
Prayer Request: Email to firstname.lastname@example.org to and request a prayer intention.You may also contact Claire Clow, 503-761-8710 x104
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday, Noon to 2:00 pm.
See Helping Hands Ministry for further information.
Social Hall Rental Policy and Fees
Updated Fees and Policies Available
If you are considering the rental of the remodeled Fr. John Amsberry Social Hall, you can contact the parish office for the new fee schedule and rental guidelines created by our parish Finance and Pastoral Councils.