Remembering our Roots, Restoring our Heart"
A Campaign to stabilize and restore the
Church of St. Michael the Archangel, an Italian National Church
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and read our campaign brochure
The Newman Center is open 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday-Friday. All are welcome to swing by to meet new people, see the chapel, study or learn what else is available at the Newman Center. We are located at the south end of the Park Blocks in the blue house. Our address is 926 S.W. Clifton Street, Portland, Oregon 97201.
Photos of Newman Center Activities are available under the Newman Photo Album.
PARISH MISSION STATEMENT
Saint Michael the Archangel Parish, located in the heart of Downtown Portland's University District, is a welcoming community of Roman Catholic faithful. This Italian National Parish sacramentally proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ through a commitment to Evangelization, Education and the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.
FATHER MAYO AND SURGERY
On Wednesday morning, May 6th, Father Mayo will have an Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion on three vertebrae. He will be in Providence/Glisan and then home. He won’t be able to drive for quite a time and won’t be at Mass or in the office. He will be back in June. Please keep him in your prayers! Thank you!
FLOWERS & PLANTS: We still have plants and shrubs, etc. in the flower beds on SW Mill and 5 Avenue and by th the motel available. Please let Fr. Mayo know if you would like any of the plants. Thank you.
Please refer to the weekly bulletin and calendar for other important updates.
Social Services Coordinator
The parish is seeking a Coordinator of its long-established social services ministries. It will be part-time (20 hours) during the construction and relocation process which is estimated to be 18 months and then will go to full-time.
The person will have a concern for the poor and be interested in continuing our present ministries during the restoration project at one or more locations other than here at St. Michael's. The position will demand some creativity and imagination to help this transition be smooth.
Responsibilities include coordination of volunteers (currently 65) and their schedules; procurement and management of program resources, including a long relationship with Oregon Food Bank. There is a small Social Services Board which help advise and support the staff person.
One need is to spend energy developing relationships with various Foundations in the metropolitan area to secure funding for ministry when we return to our enlarged site. We wish to offer medical and nursing care in addition to food and other ministries presently offered.
Ability to drive a 12-passenger van is needed, have internet and computer skills and do some lifting.
Familiarity with Catholic social teaching and ability to organize and schedule a large number of volunteers, computer skill and the heart of Dorothy Day and Mother Teresa would be grand!"
Please submit references and resume to:
St. Michael the Archangel Church
424 SW Mill Street
Portland, OR 97201
Check out some great Catholic Links on our website under Catholic Links. There are many resources for our parish for your use on the website. Please let us know if you would like some other resources added to the website.
Social Services needs this week:
Join the Volunteer Crew(we need you)! Contact Rosemary Rettig and/or complete the online volunteer registration form.
Read the article in the Catholic Sentinel to learn about the wonderful work of our volunteers for the Capital Campaign. Read about our parish social service efforts as well as our building campaign in the Oregonian.