In the spring, the ministry leaders and staff of St. Michael's offered an opportunity to learn more about some of the many ministries here. On Sunday, September 22, mostly different ministries will be represented by parishioners who will share with you—not recruit you—why they joined their ministry and the impact that it's had on their … Continue reading Fall Ministries Fair
Youth Group meetings & events: We are very excited to kick-off our 2019-2020 St. Michael’s Youth Group with new faces and enthusiasm. This is shaping up to be an exceptionally exciting year, with plans for a summer of 2020 Service Trip and a Confirm not Conform confirmation class. Youth on mission trip to Oakland, CA, … Continue reading Youth Group Fall News
Here's the latest about the Global Climate Strike as it pertains to St. Michael's and Portland: EcoFaith Recovery and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon are hosting an interfaith service and gathering time prior to the Climate Strike on Friday, September 20, at Terry Schrunk Plaza from 10:00 to 10:30 am. Please feel free to join the … Continue reading Global Climate Strike + Advocacy Action
Confirmations at the Bishop's Visit, June 2019 The 1:00 pm Spanish-language Misa, or Mass with Eucharist, began at St. Michael’s 25 years ago, originally organized and supported by Fr. John Scannell and Deacon Marla McGarry-Lawrence. In the ensuing years, a strong community has developed and is now flourishing with Padre Beto Arciniega at the helm. … Continue reading Celebrating 25 years of the Misa
On my second Sunday back at St. Michael’s, I led a Forum about my sabbatical, and someone asked me if I had any surprising insights while I was traveling. Great question! I told this story: San Damiano cross While I was in Italy, I went to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis. I wanted especially … Continue reading A Reflection from James’ Sabbatical
The collection of school supplies over the past month and the packing party last Sunday were both highly successful!
Many of you may have noticed the caution tape around the porch of St. Michael’s or the charred boards sitting to the sides. Around 1:00 am on the morning of July 20, a police officer driving by noticed a small fire on the porch and called the fire department. The fire was quickly extinguished, but … Continue reading St. Michael’s House porch fire
The men of the parish will gather on Saturday, October 6, as they do on the first Saturday of every month, for breakfast from 8:00 to 10:00 am at the Village Inn near Lloyd Center. This is a great opportunity to gather for food and camaraderie. New participants are always welcome!
What are the health care ministries at St. Michael’s?The first is a vibrant group of folks from the Misa who are involved with the Promotores de Salud de la Iglesia (Parish Health Promoter Program) that in Portland is a component of Providence Health & Services’ outreach and education program. The volunteers in our church are … Continue reading Highlighted Ministry: HCAO
All are invited to Human Rights in the Holy Land – The Rest of the Story: A Palestinian Film Festival on October 5-7, 2018, at Fifth Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall in Portland. Sponsored and supported by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) among many others, the festival is an opportunity to gain insight into the … Continue reading Palestinian Film Festival