ACE
Oct
2
to Jun 25

ACE

Adult Catholic Education

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM | Aquinas Hall

Have you ever wondered what the Church teaches and why? Would you like to be able to articulate the teachings of the Church better? If so, please join Fr. Gabriel for a weekly Adult Education series beginning October 2 at 7:00 PM in Aquinas Hall. Questions? gabriel@holyrosarypdx.org

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RCIA
Oct
2
to Jun 25

RCIA

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 PM | Aquinas Hall Classroom E

Is God calling you to the Catholic Church? Perhaps you’ve been coming to Mass for a while, but are not Catholic. We invite you to look deeper into the richness of Catholicism. Learn more about our beliefs, traditions, and rituals through the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) process. Sessions begin October 2 at 7:00 PM in Aquinas Hall. For more information, contact the Holy Rosary office at 503-235-3163. Registration forms available here.

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Rorate Caeli Mass
Dec
15
6:00 AM06:00

Rorate Caeli Mass

RORATE CAELI MASS: SPECIAL ADVENT MASS IN HONOR OF OUR LADY

The Rorate Caeli Mass is a traditional Advent devotion wherein the Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary for Advent is offered just before dawn. On December 15 at 6:00 AM, the Dominican Friars will offer a sung Solemn High Mass. A simple reception will follow. The Mass takes its title, Rorate Caeli, from the first words of the Introit, which are from Isaiah 45:8: “Rorate, caeli, desuper, et nubes…” (Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just: let the earth be opened and bud forth a Savior.) The Rorate Mass is lit only by candlelight. Because it is a votive Mass in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, white vestments are worn instead of Advent violet. In the dimly lit setting, priests and faithful prepare to honor the Light of the world, Who is soon to be born, and offer praise to God for the gift of Our Lady. As the Mass proceeds and sunrise approaches, the church becomes progressively brighter, illumined by the sun as our Faith is illumined by Christ. Please note that the regularly scheduled 8:00 AM Mass will be cancelled that day.

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Children's + High School Adoration
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Children's + High School Adoration

Due to December’s schedule, we have combined the Children’s and High School Adoration this month. All children and teens from 3rd grade through high school are invited to spend an hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday, December 14 at 7 PM, followed by a Pizza Social in Siena Hall.

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Archbishop's Lecture Series: Veritatis Splendor
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Archbishop's Lecture Series: Veritatis Splendor

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Pope St. John Paul II’s encyclical, Veritatis Splendor, which provides a remarkable synthesis of the essential Catholic moral teachings. Presenters and panelists will explore the historical context of the document, its theological content, and its ongoing relevance for the Church and world today. 

Presenters and Panelists: 
Fr. Brian Mullady, OP 
Fr. Todd Molinari 
Dr. Sarah Bartel 
Fr. Timothy Furlow

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Swing Dancing
Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

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 (some exceptions), 7:00-10:00 PM in Siena Hall. Please dress in semi-formal attire, $3 cover charge at the door.

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Solemn Requiem Mass for Fr. Paul Duffner, OP
Dec
4
12:00 PM12:00

Solemn Requiem Mass for Fr. Paul Duffner, OP

Fr. Paul Aquinas Duffner, OP

April 14, 1915 - November 29, 2018

ROSARY AND VESPERS FOR THE DEAD:

December 3, 7:00 PM at Holy Rosary Church

SOLEMN REQUIEM MASS:

December 4, 12:00 PM at Holy Rosary Church

FR. PAUL AQUINAS DUFFNER WAS THE ELDEST FRIAR of the Western Dominicans.  He was also one of the few to have served at the limits of the Western Province’s ministries.  “It would be hard to imagine a greater contrast,” he laughed, when he contrasted the snow that greeted him at Holy Family Parish in Anchorage, Alaska, to the tropical jungles that were his home for the eight years he served as a missionary in Chiapas, the southernmost state of Mexico.  Those years in Mexico were very happy. “The native people were so open.  I loved my time there, and I have missed it a lot.”  He states that he would have liked to stay, but simply could not because of the changing nature of the Mission, so he asked to come home.  What he returned to was a ministry he had undertaken shortly after his ordination in 1935: promoting devotion to the Rosary.  “I was assigned to St. Dominic Parish, in San Francisco, and we had a number of small, individual societies focused on the Rosary,” Fr. Duffner recalled.  “I thought, ‘why not bring them together and write a common bulletin for their meditation?’”  What Fr. Duffner could not have foreseen was the success of his venture.  In 1975, when Fr. Duffner returned from Mexico to assume the reins as pastor at Holy Rosary Parish in Portland, Oregon, he joined forces with Fr. Thomas Feucht, who had six years earlier begun publishing Light and Life: Theology for the Laity.  The result was a newsletter that is sent around the globe.  Today, the newsletter has over 35,000 subscribers. One year, when North American Dominican leaders of the Rosary devotion met with the Dominican Order’s director from Rome, all were astounded at the Western Province’s nearly eighty-year history of careful, organized and developed efforts to promote devotion to the Rosary.  Thanks to Fr. Duffner, the Western Province’s results are unique, but what is perhaps more impressive was Fr. Duffner’s ability to accomplish this while working as secretary to the Provincial, serving as pastor and overseeing a major building project, and serving for sixteen years as the Western Province’s novice master.  The latter is the ministry for which Fr. Duffner is best known among his Dominican brothers, but it is one he himself shrugged off.  “I think I enjoyed working with the natives of Mexico more,” he said, “but there were some real similarities.  The young men who come to us are looking for something, and it was a real honor to be with them at the beginning of their search, and to share what one’s learned through prayer and experience in the religious life.” Throughout his religious life Fr. Duffner embraced a dedication to duty.  Although he formally retired as Director of the Rosary Center in 2004, he loyally served its ministry.  Each day he made his way – by foot, walker, and wheelchair – to the Center, where he painstakingly entered names of newly-enrolled members of the Rosary Confraternity.  Even as he approached his hundredth birthday, his handwriting was awe-inspiring! He also put together packets of booklets too small to be sold individually.  At first, he counted the texts; later he was able to save time by weighing the booklets on a postage scale.  Until age forced him to abandon some of his priestly ministry, Fr. Duffner was one of Holy Rosary’s most eagerly-sought confessors.  He was also a remarkable preacher, once observing

Forgiveness is the one type of alms we can always give.  It is a form of charity that can be exercised at any time by any one, be he rich or poor, young or old, sick or healthy.  If we cannot manage this type of almsgiving, our poverty is much greater than being in want of money, food, clothing, or shelter.

Fr. Duffner’s death deprives us of a beloved friend on earth, but his new intimacy with the Blessed Virgin, whom he served so loyally, and for so long, makes him our powerful advocate in heaven.  May he rest in peace, and may we rejoice always in his care for us!

                                                                                     – Fr. Reginald Martin, O.P.

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Dominican Forum
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Dominican Forum

REV. HIEROMONK MAXIMOS DAVIES

Theosis is the process of growth in holiness with an aim toward likeness and union with God, by the Byzantine Catholic and Easern Orthodox Churches. As a process of transformation, theosis is brought about by the effects of the purification of mind and body and seeking God in prayer. According to Eastern Catholic teaching, theosis is very much the purpose of human life and the universal path of Christian holiness. 

Born in the small town of Nowra on the New South Wales South Coast, Australia, Hieromonk Maximos was ordained a priest in 2006, and is currently the Protos and Treasurer at Holy Resurrection Monastery in St. Nazianz, Wisconsin, an Eastern Catholic Monastery in the tradition of the Romanian Greek Catholic Church here in America. He holds a Masters in Orthodox Christian Studies through the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA; during his studies he lived with the Dominican community at St. Albert’s Priory.

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Evening Prayer & Fellowship
Nov
29
7:30 PM19:30

Evening Prayer & Fellowship

"THE Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him" (Hab. 2:20).

All Catholics, and anyone of Anglican, Episcopalian, and Methodist backgrounds, are invited to join us in celebrating Evening Prayer according to the rich and ancient liturgical tradition of the English Catholic patrimony. Prayer begins at 7:30pm on November 29th in the church immediately after adoration. Enter through the side door of the church. Fellowship to follow at LABrewatory 670 N Russell St, Portland, OR 97227. For more information, please contact ordinariatepdx@gmail.com.

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Ladies' Advent Brunch
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Ladies' Advent Brunch

We are looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones as we share food, conversation, and family traditions.Grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters, daughters and friends are welcome to attend. You are invited to bring your Advent Wreath and/or candles to be blessed. Advent candles will also be available for purchase. Please RSVP to katie@holyrosarypdx.org or 503-235-3163 with the number of guests from your family and the breakfast dish you will bring to share.

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Children's + High School Adoration
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Children's + High School Adoration

Due to November’s schedule, we have combined the Children’s and High School Adoration this month. All children and teens from 3rd grade through high school are invited to spend an hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday, November 16 at 7 PM, followed by a Pizza Social in Siena Hall.

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Feast of All Souls
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Feast of All Souls

ON ALL SOULS DAY, November 2, at 7:00 PM, Cantores in Ecclesia will sing Victoria’s Missa Officium Defunctorum for the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed. All Souls envelopes are available for those who would like to have loved ones remembered at this special Mass. A wine and cheese reception will follow in Siena Hall.

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Feast of All Saints
Nov
1
7:00 AM07:00

Feast of All Saints

Holy Day of Obligation

10/31 Vigil Mass: 5:30 PM

11/1 Masses: 7 AM, 9 AM at Calaroga Terrace, 12 PM, and 7 PM Solemn High Mass according to the Dominican Rite; Tomas Luis de Victoria's Missa 'O Quam Gloriosum' sung by Cantores in Ecclesia. Wine and cheese reception to follow in Siena Hall

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Dance Class Session for Youth & Adults
Oct
21
to Nov 11

Dance Class Session for Youth & Adults

Thank you all who came to the Dance Workshop! It was a great turn out with 46 people; it was lots of fun! Here is another great opportunity to start or to continue what you've learned.

Dance Class Session with Uwe and Colleen of Connect to Dance

Oct. 21, 28, Nov 4: 5 – 7 PM | Nov, 11: 4 - 6 PM | Siena Hall

Price for 4-week session: Ages 18+: $50 | Ages 12-17: $40 (3rd, 4th child and so on: $30 ea.)

Please note: Colleen and Uwe do not want this to be a financial hardship for you or your family. If so, please bring what works for your budget for payment at the door to the first class. Uwe & Colleen are very excited to teach again at Holy Rosary. They have fond memories from teaching years ago and were very happy to hear that dancing as a shared activity has continued and grown at Holy Rosary.

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Scrap Metal Drive
Oct
20
9:30 AM09:30

Scrap Metal Drive

Knights of Columbus Fundraiser

Proceeds to benefit the many Charitable Giving Efforts of Council 15605

The Knights of Columbus will unload your load for you, so have no worries about dirtying your Sunday Best!

• All steel, tin, and stainless steel

• Aluminum: old doors, windows, etc.

• Brass: old fittings, valves and plumbing

• Copper: old plumbing

• Electrical Wiring: anything with or without insulation (holiday lights, extension cords, etc.)

• Junk Appliances: No refrigerators or freezers

• Outdoor Equipment: lawn mowers, barbeques, garden tillers, etc.

• Electric Motors: construction sets, fans, etc.

• Old Tools: wrenches, nuts, bolts, nails, etc.

• Vehicle Batteries: car, truck, lawnmower, boat, etc.

• Metal fence posts, fencing, rebar, etc.

• Old pie tins and miscellaneous pots and pans

Ask a Knight about large objects like cars, trucks, tractors, or other things too large to bring. Look around! Knock on doors, maybe old farmer John wants that tractor out of his way! Ask your neighbors, friends, and relatives about any metal they might want out of their way!

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Swing Dancing
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

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 (some exceptions), 7:00-10:00 PM in Siena Hall. Please dress in semi-formal attire, $3 cover charge at the door.

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The Confessions of St. Augustine
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Confessions of St. Augustine

Free Will Offering | Suggested $15 Adults, $7 Children

In this play about St. Augustine of Hippo, audiences have a personal encounter with one of the most influential saints in Christian history. Actor Leonardo Defilippis has edited and shaped the spiritual classic, The Confessions of Saint Augustine into a riveting dramatic experience. “As I explored this text, I discovered a completely modern story about a man absorbed in a decadent existence of sexual indulgence and intellectual arrogance,” explains Defilippis. “The play is about his early life with his mistress and his dramatic conversion to Christianity. Because of the emotional ground covered by the story, I knew it would make a terrific Catholic theater piece. I found that Augustine revealed something very personal that our modern world could relate to. The Confessions of Saint Augustine needs not only to be read, but to be experienced in a face-to-face encounter.”

The Confessions of Saint Augustine was directed by Leonardo’s wife, actress and screenplay writer Patti Defilippis. “People think of saints as perfect - not human, like the rest of us,” she says. “But Augustine expresses what we all feel: a passionate desire for something that can’t be satisfied by materialism or sex.  The story of Augustine is poignant and cathartic. It thoroughly examines an admitted emptiness that eventually recognizes one’s longing for the presence of God within one’s soul. His famous line is ‘My heart is restless until it rests in you.’”

80 minutes. Suitable for ages 12 and up. 

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T4:12
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

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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Celebrate the Victory of Lepanto!
Oct
7
3:30 PM15:30

Celebrate the Victory of Lepanto!

In commemoration of the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, or Our Lady of Victory, (the feast celebrating the victory of the battle of Lepanto) please come for a recitation of G. K. Chesterton's poem Lepanto and stories of the miraculous power of the rosary. Hosted by Teleios Traveling Theatre.

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