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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Vessels of Christ
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Vessels of Christ

February 23 | 4-8 PM || February 24 | 10 AM-1:30 PM

Eliza Clay & Defilippis Art Studio

Vessels of Christ is an art show celebrating the work that Christ can do through us. We invite you to join us in looking to Christ's mind, not our own, for Truth. To Christ's heart for Love. To Christ's eye for Beauty. The work of both artists is Christocentric as we strive to, through our work, unify ourselves with Christ so as to create pieces that point to something higher: to Christ Himself, to all Good and Beauty. We do not do the work we do to find ourselves. Rather, we do our work to find Christ!

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English Patrimony Evening Prayer
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

English Patrimony Evening Prayer

Jesus said, "Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me" (Mark 7:34).

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 February 28th in the church immediately after adoration. Enter through the side door of the church. Fellowship to follow in Siena Hall. For more information, please contact ordinariatepdx@gmail.com.

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Swing Dancing
Mar
10
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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Living the Liturgical Year in the Home
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Living the Liturgical Year in the Home

The Holy Rosary Home School Support Group presents:

Living the Liturgical Year in the Home

by Leila Marie Lawler

Please join us for this once in a lifetime talk given by one of the most important and respected voices in the Catholic educational world today. Enjoy delicious fare served with wines by David & Angelica O'Reilly.

Leila Marie Lawler encountered Christianity as a high school student and entered the Catholic Church in 1979, the year she was married to Philip F. Lawler, noted Catholic author and editor of Catholic World News. Leila practices "kitchen sink philosophy" at Like Mother, Like Daughter, a website for practical and theoretical insight into all aspects of daily life. She is the co-author with David Clayton of The Little Oratory: A Beginner's Guide to Praying in the Home, and the author of God Has No Grandchildren: A guided reading of Pius XI's encyclical Casti Connubii. RSVP to Holy Rosary: 503-235-3163

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Temptation 101
Mar
23
to Mar 24

Temptation 101

Please join us in Holy Rosary's Aquinas Hall in the Wasco Room on Saturday, March 23rd, at 7:00pm, or Sunday, March 24th, at 2:30pm, for TEMPTATION 101, a one-act play inspired by C.S. Lewis' book The Screwtape Letters.

In TEMPTATION 101, the teacher, Instructor Snark, demonstrates to the students how to use the seven capital sins to capture the soul of a seminarian chosen particularly to serve as a sample for the class. The seminarian, however, threatens not to be an easy target by calling on the intercession of the Blessed Mother.

Admission is free, but donations for the ministry will gladly be accepted. Parents please note that the performance may not be suitable for young children.

For more information or to find out about additional performances in the area, visit www.teleiostravelingtheatre.org or call Nicole Scofield at 503-332-4431.

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Farewell Mass for Fr. Vincent Kelber, OP
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Farewell Mass for Fr. Vincent Kelber, OP

Please join us in saying farewell to our beloved pastor, Fr. Vincent Kelber, as he goes on to his next assignment as the Director of the St. Jude Shrine and Promoter of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Dominic (Dominican Third Order diocesan priests) at St. Dominic’s Church & Priory, San Francisco, California. The Province Chapter has appointed Fr. Corwin Low as parochial administrator of Holy Rosary Church. To send Fr. Vincent off in style, please join us for a Solemn High Mass according to the Dominican Rite on Thursday, February 21 at 7 PM, sung by Cantores in Ecclesia, followed by a reception in Siena Hall.

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Swing Dancing
Feb
10
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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125th Anniversary: Dominican Forum
Jan
28
7:00 PM19:00

125th Anniversary: Dominican Forum

Fr. Brian Mullady, OP

How Awesome is This Place, The House of God

Fr. Mullady will examine how the physical dedication of the Church represents the order of the universe in worship of the living God, the nature of Transubstantiation and how the holiness of the House of God should be mirrored in the interior worship and order of the Christian soul.

Fr. Brian Thomas Becket Mullady is the son of an Air Force officer and was raised throughout the United States. He entered the Dominican Order in 1966 and was ordained in Oakland, California in 1972. He has been a parish priest, high school teacher, retreat master, mission preacher and university professor. He received his Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD) from the Angelicum University in Rome, Italy and was professor there for six years. He has taught at several colleges and seminaries in the United States. He is currently a mission preacher and retreat master for the Western Dominican Province. He also teaches two months of the year at Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, CT. He has had fourteen series on Mother Angelica's EWTN television network. He is the author of four books and numerous articles and writes the Answer column in Homiletic and Pastoral Review. He is also designed as an official Missionary of Mercy by Pope Francis.

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English Patrimony Evening Prayer & Fellowship
Jan
24
7:30 PM19:30

English Patrimony Evening Prayer & Fellowship

"And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising" (Isaiah 60:3).

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 January 24th in the church immediately after adoration. Enter through the side door of the church. Fellowship to follow in Siena Hall. For more information, please contact ordinariatepdx@gmail.com.

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125th Anniversary: Dominican Forum
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

125th Anniversary: Dominican Forum

Dr. Robert Bunting

The Holy Rosary Story: Back to the Future

The history of Holy Rosary Church in Portland, Oregon, provides a picture of Catholicism in the United States from the late nineteenth century to today through the lived experience of an actual parish. Yet Holy Rosary’s is also a unique story, framed by the Order of Preachers and its geographical context. It is a history that allows for a better understanding and appreciation of who we are, our indebtedness to those who preceded us, and our obligation to faithfully maintain and pass on a Catholicism of organic development that has contemporaneously made Holy Rosary a exemplar blue-print of authentic Catholic renewal, and the embodiment of the “Benedict Option” that Eastern-Orthodox journalist Rod Dreher has popularized to describe what is necessary for the revitalization of the Church and the world.

Robert Bunting Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. The author and editor of numerous book and journal articles, Dr. Bunting also taught History at California State University, Chico, Oregon State University, and the University of California, Davis.

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Swing Dancing
Jan
13
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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T4:12
Jan
11
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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Memorial Mass for Unbaptized Children
Dec
28
7:00 PM19:00

Memorial Mass for Unbaptized Children

A Memorial Mass for the unborn and all children who have died without baptism will be held on Friday, December 28 at 7:00 PM. In the prayer of the Mass, we will offer prayers entrusting these children to the mercy of God and for the healing of men, women, and families who have experienced the pain of losing a child for whatever reason.

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English Patrimony Evening Prayer & Fellowship
Dec
27
7:30 PM19:30

English Patrimony Evening Prayer & Fellowship

All Catholics, especially those 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 7:30 PM on December 27th in the church immediately after adoration. Fellowship and drinks to follow in Siena Hall. For more information, please contact ordinariatepdx@gmail.com.

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The Nativity of the Lord
Dec
25
12:00 AM00:00

The Nativity of the Lord

Monday, December 24

5:30 PM Vigil Mass of Christmas

11:30 PM Carol Concert

Tuesday, December 25

12:00 AM Christmas Mass at Midnight, sung by Cantores in Ecclesia

7:00 AM Christmas Mass at Dawn

9:00 AM Christmas Mass

11:00 AM Solemn High Mass according to the Dominican Rite, sung by Cantores in Ecclesia

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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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