RCIA (Inquiry Class for those considering joining the Catholic Church)
RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. This is a process that enables those interested in the Catholic Faith to become more knowledgeable of what it means to lead a Catholic life. It begins with a ten week inquiry class in September. During this time the participants are encouraged to ask any question that they may have and we try to give enough of an overview of the Catholic Church that they are able to make a determination as to whether they want to continue the process. Following the inquiry sessions, those who have opted to continue, meet weekly until the period of Lent to learn more about the Catholic way of life. Lent (the six weeks before Easter) is a time of spiritual discernment and prayer culminating in reception into the Church at the Easter Vigil Mass the Saturday before Easter. Contact Brad Becker at 503-393-5323 x307.
Catholics Can Come Home
We welcome all Catholics who have been away from the church for any reason. This six-week series offers a time and place to answer questions and offer assistance to those who want to begin the journey home to the Table of the Lord. However, we invite you to call us anytime and come in and visit with us. Contact Linda Strunk at 503-393-5323/503-393-4788 for more information.
Faith Formation 101 Classes
Faith Formation 101 evenings are held throughout the year, primarily during the seasons of Advent and Lent. Topics cover a variety of Catholic adult education issues. Presentations are given by Father Gary as well as other speakers and cover topics on various Catholic teachings, subjects of interest and current events.
Childcare is available Free Will Donation
A six to ten week course is offered in the fall and spring on Tuesday mornings covering different books of the bible. Father Gary leads a Scripture Study class on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on the upcoming Sunday Mass readings. No registration is required. Come to one or all and bring your bible. Watch the bulletin for more details.
Spiritual Book Club
This group discusses a different spiritual book each month after the members have read it. Join them for a great discussion. Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month starting at 5 pm and the fourth Monday of the month at 7 pm. Contact the Parish Office for more information and list of books.
Lent Faith Sharing Groups
Parishioners meet in small groups to reflect on the upcoming Sunday Mass readings during the season of Lent. Contact Karen Scharosch 503-393-1999
Respect Life Committee
The mission of this committee is to promote awareness of life issues from conception to natural death and help coordinate parish participation in the Life Chain on Lancaster Drive in October and other pro-life activities. Contact: Dan and Cindy Schnurbusch 503-463-6472. For pro- life and pregnancy resources click here.
Peace and Justice Committee
The Peace and Justice Committee works to spread awareness of Catholic Peace and Justice teaching.