Holy Rosary Parish Philosophy Conference
Nov
4
9:00am 9:00am

Holy Rosary Parish Philosophy Conference

The nature, role, and scope of the conscience is one of the most crucial and debated topics in modern thought. It encompasses everything from public policy decisions to individual life choices. Join these professional philosophers as they investigate this topic from their respective intellectual traditions in lectures designed to be accessible to a broad audience.

Speakers include:

Edward Feser is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Pasadena City College in California. His books include The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism, Aquinas, Scholastic Metaphysics, and Five Proofs of the Existence of God.

John Berkman (STL, Ph.D Duke University) is Professor of Moral Theology at Regis College, University of Toronto, and at the Graduate Centre for Theological Studies in the Toronto School of Theology. He publishes widely in the areas of fundamental moral theology, healthcare ethics, and theological anthropology.

Sam Rocha is assistant professor of philosophy of education at the University of British Columbia. His books include, A Primer for Philosophy and Education, Folk Phenomenology: Education, Study, and the Human Person, and Tell Them Something Beautiful: Essays and Ephemera and has released three albums and a single of music as a performing and recording artist.

Fr. Anselm Ramelow, OP, is the Philosophy chair at the Dominican School for Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley. He has an M.A. in history the University of Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Munich, and an M.A. in theology (GTU Berkeley).

No cover charge, suggested donation of $10 is welcome. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/philosophy-conference-tickets-38855198946

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The Literarians
Oct
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Literarians

  • 375 Northeast Clackamas Street Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)
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Reading & Discussing Great Christian Literature
Siena Hall Classrooms
Led by Fr. Vincent Kelber, O.P. & Janine Applegate
Assignment: The Woman of the Pharisees by Francois Mauriac
Newcomers always welcome! Questions? tess@holyrosarypdx.org

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Tolton: From Slave to Priest
Oct
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tolton: From Slave to Priest

Tolton: From Slave to Priest, the powerful live production performed by actor Andrae Goodnight and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions, will be presented at Aquinas Hall in Portland on Saturday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by Holy Rosary Parish.

Meet Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first African American priest, in this one-man multimedia performance. From his dramatic escape from slavery to his courageous struggle in the face of prejudice, Fr. Tolton’s inspiring life centers around his message reconciliation and hope. This riveting drama is filled with all the elements of professional theater, runs 90 minutes, and is suitable for ages 10 and up. 

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth 18 & under. For tickets and additional information, contact Holy Rosary Parish Office at 503-235-3163 or email tess@holyrosarypdx.org. 

Tickets will also be on sale in Siena Hall during Coffee & Doughnuts on 9/17, 9/24 & 10/1. The Knights of Columbus will hold a pre-performance dinner in Siena Hall on October 7 at 5:00 PM, featuring smoked pork ribs, macaroni & cheese, collard greens, & peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream. A free will offering for the dinner will be taken, with a suggested donation of $10.

Watch the trailer & learn more at www.ToltonDrama.com

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Tolton Pre-performance Dinner
Oct
7
5:00pm 5:00pm

Tolton Pre-performance Dinner

  • 375 Northeast Clackamas Street Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)
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Before heading to the Tolton play, stop by Siena Hall for the Knights of Columbus' pre-performance dinner, featuring smoked pork ribs, macaroni & cheese, collard greens, & peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream. A free will offering for the dinner will be taken, with a suggested donation of $10.

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Drinks with Dominicans
Sep
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Drinks with Dominicans

  • Kell's Irish Restaurant and Pub (map)
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Speaker: Br. Joseph Selinger OP
Sero te amavi: Augustinian Spirituality for Everyday Life
Saint Augustine of Hippo influenced Western Christianity as a theologian and bishop throughout his long literary career. In this talk, Br. Joseph will highlight some key spiritual principles that we can learn from Augustine’s Confessions and his other early writings. These principles are not just for the spiritually adept; they pertain to all believers in their everyday Christian lives.
Space is limited, please RSVP to Tess@HolyRosaryPDX.org.

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Swing Dancing
Sep
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Swing Dancing

Hey everyone! We are getting the Catholic youth out on the dance floor with monthly ballroom dancing! Everyone ages 16-29 are welcome to a great opportunity to meet other Catholics from different parishes in the area. Don't let not knowing how to dance stop you from coming! We will have basic swing and waltz sessions every week so that everyone will have the opportunity to dance. I hope to see you all on the dance floor! 
Join us every second Sunday, 7:00-10:00 PM in Siena Hall
Please dress in semi-formal attire, $3 cover charge at the door
Questions? tess@holyrosarypdx.org

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CCD Registration
Sep
9
to Sep 17

CCD Registration

Online registration begins September 11, with forms and packets available in Siena Hall after all Masses the weekend of September 9/10 and September 17 after the Sunday Masses at 7, 9, and 11 am and before the Mass at 1 pm. Sacramental year packets (blue for First Communion and red for Confirmation) will also be available at registration. 1st grade through 9/10 grade Confirmation classes are on Monday afternoons in Aquinas Hall. Although new registration and book order forms are not yet online, calendars for the 2017-18 academic year are now available on the parish website. 1st through 8th grade CCD begins September 25, and Confirmation preparation for students in high school begins the following Monday, October 2. The post-Confirmation seminar series will continue to be offered twice a month on Sunday mornings; please see the bulletin for more information on that class.

Paula Foster is returning to teach our interactive class for first graders, which also serves as important preparation for First Communion preparation in grade two. We are fortunate to once again have an impressive team of teachers, and are grateful to them for their years of dedication. We are no longer offering kindergarten, there has been some interest in an independent co-op "pre-K/Kindergarten" class. We have materials and supplies available if this project interests you. Although this would not part of our regular program, the parish can offer space in Siena Hall. As this is the same facility used for home school enrichment classes and socialization for moms and younger siblings during CCD, it might be an advantage worth considering.

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T4:12
Sep
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

T4:12

Holy Rosary's High School Youth Fellowship Group will be meeting on second Fridays of the month from 7-9 PM. All 14-18 year old teens are invited to enjoy music, fun, food, and fellowship in the classrooms in Siena Hall. Questions? Contact Fr. Gabriel at gabriel@holyrosarypdx.org.

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Lecture by William Mahrt: ‘William Byrd and the Litury'
Aug
26
11:00am11:00am

Lecture by William Mahrt: ‘William Byrd and the Litury'

PUBLIC LECTURE BY WILLIAM MAHRT, AS PART OF THE TWENTIETH ANNUAL WILLIAM BYRD FESTIVAL

William Mahrt grew up in Washington state; after attending Gonzaga University and the University of Washington, he completed a doctorate at Stanford University in 1969. He taught at Case Western Reserve University and the Eastman School of Music, and then returned to Stanford in 1972, where he continues to teach early music. Since 1964 he has directed the choir of St. Ann’s Chapel in Palo Alto, which sings mass and vespers in Gregorian chant on all the Sundays of the year, with masses in the polyphonic music of Renaissance masters for the holy days. He also directs the Stanford Early Music Singers; they have recently completed a cycle of masses of Josquin Des Pres as well as a series of concerts in the form of historical vespers services. Dr. Mahrt has published articles on the relation of music and liturgy, and music and poetry. He frequently leads workshops in the singing of Gregorian chant and the sacred music of the Renaissance.

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Solemn Pontifical Mass, featuring Byrd's Mass for Five Voices
Aug
20
11:00am11:00am

Solemn Pontifical Mass, featuring Byrd's Mass for Five Voices

THE TWENTIETH ANNUAL WILLIAM BYRD FESTIVAL

Pontifical High Mass (1962 Missal) for the Vigil of the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, featuring Byrd's Mass for Four Voices
Sung by Cantores in Ecclesia, directed by Blake Applegate

Holy Rosary Church, free-will offering

Please note that there will be NO 1:00 PM Mass that day

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Lecture by Kerry McCarthy: A Singer’s Life in Renaissance London
Aug
19
11:00am11:00am

Lecture by Kerry McCarthy: A Singer’s Life in Renaissance London

PUBLIC LECTURE GIVEN BY KERRY MCCARTHY, AS PART OF THE TWENTIETH ANNUAL WILLIAM BYRD FESTIVAL

Kerry McCarthy is a musician and author known for her work on early English music. Her latest book is a new biography of Byrd, published by Oxford University Press and reviewed in the London Review of Books, the New York Review of Books, and other journals of note. It was given the 2014 ASCAP Nicolas Slonimsky Award for composer biography of the year. Kerry discovered the delights of early music while in high school, joined Cantores in 1994, and has been part of the Byrd Festival since it began. She received her BA from Reed (1997) and her PhD from Stanford (2003), and spent eleven years teaching music history at Duke University in North Carolina. She now lives in Portland, where she was born and raised. She will spend the rest of this year in England on a research fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust, working on a new book about Thomas Tallis.

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Lectures on Our Lady: Part III
Aug
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lectures on Our Lady: Part III

Part 3- Contemplative Preacher of the Word: How the Patristic vision of Mary can inform our own Dominican devotion to Our Lady

The place of Our Lord's mother in the life of the early Christian Church is often obscured in our day by the concerns of later controversies and the elusiveness of the available evidence. These talks will seek to offer an introduction to the place of the Blessed Virgin in the spiritual lives and theological visions of Christians of the first few centuries after Christ. What role did Mary play in larger theological reflections about her Son and the nature of salvation? When did Christians first begin to seek her intercession? Finally, an attempt will be made to see how this vision can add to our own understanding of Our Lady, and our own devotion to her, especially in the context of the Dominican tradition.

Fr. Ambrose Sigman, O.P. Entered Order in 2005. Ordained a Priest in San Francisco on May 31, 2013. Parochial Vicar at St. Raymond's in Menlo Park, CA from 2013-2015. Currently a resident at San Clemente, Rome, studying for a doctorate in Patristics at the Pontifical Oriental Institute.

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Lecture by J. Summerly: How Might we Analyze the Music of Byrd?
Aug
12
11:00am11:00am

Lecture by J. Summerly: How Might we Analyze the Music of Byrd?

PUBLIC LECTURE GIVEN BY JEREMY SUMMERLY, AS PART OF THE TWENTIENTH ANNUAL WILLIAM BYRD FESTIVAL

Jeremy Summerly is a conductor, writer, and broadcaster. He founded Oxford Camerata in 1984, conducted Schola Cantorum of Oxford from 1990-1996, is Co-Artistic Director of Oxford Baroque, and Director of Music at St Luke’s, Chelsea. He has conducted over fifty original commercial recordings of music spanning a thousand years, and has worked as music producer on a similar number with groups such as the Choir of Westminster Abbey, I Faggiolini, Fiori Musicali, and the choirs of New College, Oxford and Christ Church, Oxford. He has worked with local choirs and orchestras in locations as far afield as Melbourne, Cape Town, Tokyo, Helsinki, and San Francisco, and has conducted Benjamin Britten’s Hymn to the Virgin across the River Jordan,with one choir in Jordan and the other in Israel. He is a reviewer for BBC Radio 3’s CD Review and a contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Front Row. He has written articles for the Cambridge History of Musical Performance and for the upcoming Cambridge Encyclopedia of Historical Performance in Music. He has conducted Ligeti for Ligeti, Tavener for Tavener, and Pärt for Pärt, and he is an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music, where he has variously been Head of Academic Studies, Head of Undergraduate Programmes, and Sterndale Bennett Visiting Lecturer in Music. He is Director of Music at St Peter’s College, Oxford and Artistic Director of the Mayfield Festival of Music and the Arts. In the fall he will become a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music.

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Lectures on Our Lady: Part II
Aug
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lectures on Our Lady: Part II

Part 2 - Mary in the Devotional & Spiritual Life of Early Christians

The place of Our Lord's mother in the life of the early Christian Church is often obscured in our day by the concerns of later controversies and the elusiveness of the available evidence. These talks will seek to offer an introduction to the place of the Blessed Virgin in the spiritual lives and theological visions of Christians of the first few centuries after Christ. What role did Mary play in larger theological reflections about her Son and the nature of salvation? When did Christians first begin to seek her intercession? Finally, an attempt will be made to see how this vision can add to our own understanding of Our Lady, and our own devotion to her, especially in the context of the Dominican tradition.

Fr. Ambrose Sigman, O.P. Entered Order in 2005. Ordained a Priest in San Francisco on May 31, 2013. Parochial Vicar at St. Raymond's in Menlo Park, CA from 2013-2015. Currently a resident at San Clemente, Rome, studying for a doctorate in Patristics at the Pontifical Oriental Institute.

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Lectures on Our Lady: Part I
Aug
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lectures on Our Lady: Part I

Part I: Mary in the Theological Reflections of the Fathers

The place of Our Lord's mother in the life of the early Christian Church is often obscured in our day by the concerns of later controversies and the elusiveness of the available evidence. These talks will seek to offer an introduction to the place of the Blessed Virgin in the spiritual lives and theological visions of Christians of the first few centuries after Christ. What role did Mary play in larger theological reflections about her Son and the nature of salvation? When did Christians first begin to seek her intercession? Finally, an attempt will be made to see how this vision can add to our own understanding of Our Lady, and our own devotion to her, especially in the context of the Dominican tradition.

Fr. Ambrose Sigman, O.P. Entered Order in 2005. Ordained a Priest in San Francisco on May 31, 2013. Parochial Vicar at St. Raymond's in Menlo Park, CA from 2013-2015. Currently a resident at San Clemente, Rome, studying for a doctorate in Patristics at the Pontifical Oriental Institute.

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Drinks with Dominicans
Jul
31
7:00pm 7:00pm

Drinks with Dominicans

Space is limited - please RSVP to katie@holyrosarypdx.org!

Fr. Vincent Kelber, O.P.
Removing the Remnants of Sin: Prayer and the Sacraments of Healing
In the Sacrament of Confession the Lord forgives us our sins, but the temporal punishment due to sins and the remnants of sin remain. The Lord desires not only our salvation, but that our healing in Christ cause an increase in Virtue for a full vigor in the life of Grace.

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Summer Dominican Forum
Jul
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Summer Dominican Forum

Dominican Brothers: Conversi, Lay, and Cooperator Friars

The presentation will be on the changing role of the non-ordained Dominican permanent brothers from St. Dominic to the present. These brothers include St. Martin de Porres and St. Juan Macias. And they also include artists and writers: for example, the renaissance artist Fra' Bartolomeo and the American "Beatnik" poet, Brother Antoninus Everson.

Presentation Speaker
Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P., S.T.M.
Professor of History
Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at the Graduate Theological Union

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