Following the weekday Noon Mass until 7:30 PM, Holy Rosary is open for Eucharistic Adoration. Take time from the noise of your life to spend a quiet hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament; “be still”, and know that He is God. To sign up for a regular Holy Hour or to volunteer as a substitute, please call (503) 243-7811.
Altar Servers are trained to assist the friars from the reverent and simple weekday Masses to the complexity of the solemn Latin Masses at 11 AM on Sundays and Feast Days. Older boys who have shown exceptional maturity also learn to assist at the sung Latin Dominican Rite Masses. If your son is interested, please contact the Parish Office.
Lectors, as well as servers, exercise a genuine liturgical function. Although missals are in the pews, the Word of God is meant to be proclaimed. A congregation ideally should be able to listen attentively, and hear every word. It is a profound responsibility, and plays a critical role in the celebration of the Mass. If you are interested in becoming a lector, please contact the Parish Office.
Ushers provide a valuable service. Not only do they assist with seating, take up collections and help ensure orderly flow at the Communion rail, but ushers are the first contact many visitors will have with the people of Holy Rosary. Confirmed men of the parish interested in becoming ushers are encouraged to contact the Parish Office.
The Rosary Center is located on the southwest corner of 3rd and Clackamas, and is part of the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary, a worldwide prayer movement entrusted to the Dominican Order by the Holy See over 500 years ago. Intentions of Confraternity members are united with hundreds of thousands around the world. For more information and to enroll, visit rosary-center.org or call 503-236-8393.
The Altar Society’s work is quiet and behind the scenes, overseeing the reverent care of the altar and maintaining the plants and flower arrangements in the church. If you are willing to serve Our Lord and your parish by volunteering time to help occasionally launder linens and/or vestments, make flower arrangements, or help with church cleaning, please contact the Parish Office.
Dominican Laity - Holy Rosary Chapter
The Holy Rosary Dominican Laity are lay people who have been called to the Dominican charism. In existence at Holy Rosary for over a century, our chapter is part of the Dominican Family of Friars, Brothers, Nuns, Sisters and Laity. Those wondering if this chapter of the Laity might be a vocation for them are encouraged to contact the Parish Office.
Dominican Laity - Holy Family Chapter
The Holy Family Chapter of the Dominican Laity was formed by families coming together to form a religious community under the principles of Dominican life and spirituality. Although profession is made individually, members consider the chapter a "family of families." Those wondering if this chapter of the Laity might be a vocation for them are encouraged to contact the Parish Office.
Home School Group
Holy Rosary Home School Group is an independent Catholic home schooling support group with over 120 families, who believe that parents are the first educators of their children. Though based at Holy Rosary, our membership includes parishioners from many other Catholic churches in the Portland/Vancouver metro area. For more info please contact Lisa Edson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Rosary offers two wonderful scouting opportunities for the boys and young men of the parish: Cub Scout Pack #65, for boys 6-10, and Boy Scout Pack #65, for boys 11-17. Both packs emphasize our shared Catholic Faith by incorporating it into the scouting program. If interested, please contact John Holmstrom at email@example.com. Join us: scouting is fun!
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization. Support for the Catholic Church in faith, community, family, youth, and fellowship are the hallmarks of the Knights of Columbus activities at all levels of the Order. For more information about joining our own Holy Rosary Council 15605, contact Bill Diss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On third Saturdays, 7-8:30 PM, Holy Rosary is open for Eucharistic Adoration. Take time from the noise of your life to spend a quiet hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament; “be still”, and know that He is God. To sign up for a regular Holy Hour or to volunteer as a substitute, please call (503) 761-3852.