When you plan to head out for a vacation, don't forget Mass. In order to help you find the most local Catholic Church and subsequent Mass times, check out this web site: MassTimes.org. Once there, all you need to do is first select the state on the map or type in the name of the city. Then the map will hone into the local parishes. From there, select a parish and you can then get the Mass times as well as directions if the parish supplied them. You can also begin by selecting the diocese and then narrowing down your location from there.
Become An Automatic Giver
With all the stresses of life, St. Anne's has an option to help you donate in am easy, no-hassle, safe, and effective way. This process is technically called ACH (Automatic Clearing House) whereby a parishioner authorizes the Church to make regularly scheduled withdraws from his/her bank account. Simply, download the ACH Authorization form, fill it out, return it to the office with a voided check, and that's it. I you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Alan Crews, our business manager.
In addition to the safety factor of ACH, it is also quite "green." An enormous amount of natural resources are consumed in the production, transportation, processing and disposal of paper checks. That's why paying bills electronically always ranks high on any list of actions an individual can take to improve the environment. Since the year 2000, the powerful trend toward electronic payments has already produced more than a 50 percent decline in check use. As you consider the payment method you use to make your regular offering, we hope that you will think about the unique connection between financial and environmental stewardship.
Download the form here: Word format (Requires M.S. Word) or PDF Format (requires a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat)
St. Patrick Of The Forest's 150th Anniversary Mass with Archbishop Sample
CAVE JUNCTION (Catholic Sentinel)— Lorraine Saffer has shaken the hands of a half dozen archbishops during their visits to this small town in the woods near the Oregon-California border. It all started in the early 1950s, when Archbishop Edward Howard blessed a simple white house of worship after Catholics had met for Mass in local homes for years. Saffer, 80, was a teenager then, daughter of a local farmer.
Now she's the matriarch of St. Patrick of the Forest.
Archbishop Alexander Sample, who visited Monday for the 150th anniversary of the mission, made it clear to Saffer and the other 105 housholds here that St. Patrick's remoteness from Portland does not mean it's forgotten.
July 15, 2014 - Vacation Bible School (VBS) begins this Monday, July 21-25 from 9 AM to noon each day. Our VBS is for children 5 yrs. old (going into Kindergarten in the Fall) through 11 yrs. old (going into 5th grade).
July 7, 2014 - Welcome Fr. Joseph Hùng Nguyễn to St. Anne's!
This past weekend, he was received with a very warm welcome. For those wanting to know how to prounce his last name, just pronounce it as if to say, "when." So, just hear yourself say, "Father When" and you will have it! If you wish to get to know him better, Fr. Nguyen will be offering a time to talk about his vocational journey and asnwer questions at our next installation of Catholicism 101 on Sunday, July 13th at 9:30 AM.
In brief, Fr. Joseph Nguyễn was previously the Parochial vicar at St. Cecilia in Beaverton. Fr. Joseph served for a summer as an intern with Fr. Bill at St. Anthony's in Forest Grove. We are happy to welcome Fr. Joseph to our parish to continue his training and experience in priestly ministry.
Father Joseph Hùng Nguyễn was born in Saigon, Vietnam, in 1973. He attended elementary and high school in Saigon. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering at Portland State University in 1999. He then worked at Portland State University until 2005, when he entered Mount Angel Seminary. He graduated with a master of divinity degree in 2012 from Mount Angel Seminary. Our Lady of Lavang in Portland is his home parish.
His ministry training assignments have included work at All Saints, Portland and at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, Portland, St. Anthony, Forest Grove, Sacred Heart, Newport, The Grotto, Portland, St. John the Baptist, Milwaukie, St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, Wash., St. Stephen, Portland and Our Lady of the Lake, Lake Oswego, and St. Cecilia in Beaverton. He was ordained by Archbishop Vlazny on June 9 at St. Mary Cathedral.
June 16, 2014 - In the past several months, many people have fallen victim of tax fraud. Back in April, Archbishop Sample published a letter describing some of the basics. If you missed it, here is his letter:
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I wanted to take an opportunity to offer my prayers and support for the employees and volunteers of the Archdiocese of Portland, parishes and schools who have been victims of a national tax identity fraud. Social security numbers have been stolen and used to file fraudulent federal tax returns for the year 2013. Similar cases of identity theft have affected the Archdiocese of Seattle.
This type of fraud has been a national problem for several years, and, unfortunately, has now come to the Pacific Northwest. The Archdiocese of Portland is working diligently with the IRS to determine the root cause of the matter and is cooperating fully with the IRS in its ongoing investigation. At this point, neither we nor the IRS know how the problem originated. There is no present indication of any security breach of the Archdiocesan computer network.
I realize that many are frustrated in waiting for public agencies to investigate and resolve this fraud. The Archdiocese will share information as we are able with both employees and volunteers. As information becomes available it will be posted on our website at www.archdpdx.org.
We will continue every effort to determine the source of this matter and provide information to you. I am grateful to all who serve the Church of Western Oregon.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample Archbishop of Portland in Oregon
While no new information has yet been determined as to the cause of this fraud, you can go to the archdiocesan website to find out more as well as what to do if you are a victim of tax fraud.
St. Anne's is committed to the safety of our children and strives to always make sure that we are aware of safety issues therein. As such, our employees and volunteers who work with children are background checked and current with their safety Armatus(TM) training through Praesidium Inc.
Aug. 12, 2012 - This past couple years, St. Anne's Pastoral Council has been working hard on discerning the vision and mission of our parish. The result is a new mission (see left) which was published almost two years ago and now a series of priorities with goals and objectives describing how we will accomplish those priorities.
March 13 - Are you a young adult between the years of 18 to 40 years of age? Then you might want to join us for an evening of food, drinks, and some exciting theology served on tap by dynamic speakers. Beginning in April 11, Fr. Ben Tapia will join us at the Tap Rock NW Grill for an evening talk and discussion. To learn more, click this link to go to our Young Adults page and even download a flier with all the information. Bring a friend and an appetite. See you there!
Liturgical Ministry Schedule Going Online
May 4, 2014 -With the complexity of trying to schedule and find substitutes for our liturgical ministries, we have begun using some amazing software which will do the heavy lifting for everyone. It is called, Ministry Scheduler Pro or MSP. It can keep families together if desired for the same Mass, fairly rotate ministers while avoiding conflicts, create simple requests for substitutes, assist ministers with one-stop access to USCCB readings and audio, songs, notes, and more. It really is the answer to the building frustration that is involved in scheduling and managing all the volunteers to are needed for our liturgies.
If you haven't already signed up, you can do so by clicking the link below. You can also go to our Liturgical Ministers page found under the "Ministries" pop-down menu, above. On that page you will be able to change your preferences for availability or seek out a substitute. Once you've signed up, Jessica will approve you, and to will be ready to go. When a substitute is needed for a time you you are already scheduled, you can log on to your account and request a substitute. Then an e-mail will automatically go out to all the potentially available persons qualified to fill that spot. Then whomever is available and can take your place, they simply have only to reply to the e-mail, and that's it! Couldn't be simpler.
Learn more about how it works by clicking here. If you wish, you can also click this link to check out the online tour. Churches in our diocese we've spoken with who use MSP have given us rave reviews. So, we are excited to get this going and make everything so much easier for all involved.
Adam Busch will be available in the Parish Center on the following Mondays (May 5, 12, 19) from 9 AM - 10 Am to help you get signed up and/or access your MSP account and preferences.
St. Anne's Weekly Liturgical Schedule
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Mon. - Fri.8:00 AM except on Wed.8:30 AM (w/ School)