• Welcome


      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.

    • Upcoming Events

      Assumption of Mary Holy Day Mass Schedule
      Friday, August 15th is the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, Mother of God. Masses
      here for the holy day of obligation will be at 7:15 A.M. and 12:05 P.M.
      If not able to come celebrate here at St. Michael’s, please go to Mass at a parish near
      where you live. Mary, Mother of God, pray for us now and at the
      hour of our deaths! Amen!

      Eucharistic Adoration Change
       We will not have Tuesday Eucharistic Adoration on August 12th or 26th from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M., before and after daily Mass. 
      Our 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Holy Hour for August is moved from August 6th to August 13th. Thank your for your understanding and prayers.

      Please refer to the weekly bulletin and calendar for other important updates.
    • News

      "Jasmine Block" Streetcar Construction
      Construction of a second track on SW 4th and SW Montgomery near Portland State University will commence August 11 – September 28, 2014.

      Updates will be posted throughout construction at http://www.portlandstreetcar.org/node/12.

      • SW Montgomery will be closed between SW 4th and SW 5th beginning Monday, August 11 and will remain closed through Sunday, September 28. It will reopen as a One-Way westbound street on Monday, September 29, 2014.
      • Work through the end of August will include sawcutting of the new track location, demo of existing asphalt and landscaping, and overhead wire pole foundations. This work will involve the closure of the south sidewalk on Montgomery with detours to the north sidewalk and to Harrison.
      • The right lane on SW 4th Avenue will be closed the week of August 11 to allow for foundations to be set on the east side of the street.
      • The left traffic lane, adjacent to the streetcar lane, will close once the work on the east side of the street is completed, approximately August 18. This lane will remain closed through September 28 to allow for installation of the new track.
      • A streetcar shutdown will occur September 15-21 from SW 10th/11th & Clay to the South Waterfront with a bus replacement shuttle. Work will occur 24 hours a day during this time to install the necessary switches and crossings for the new track.
      • SW 4th Avenue will be closed September 19-21 from SW Harrison to SW Mill. Access will be maintained to the Cyan/PDX parking lot during this closure.

      The RCIA Journey
      Come and join us as we begin the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults again on Wednesday, September 17. Want to become Catholic, seek Confirmation as a Catholic, are already a Catholic who wants to grow deeper in your faithand Church? Come and join us. Invite any others that might want to join in. Contact Deacon Chuck to register or for questions.

      First Confession and First Communion
      Classes begin mid-September for children of 2nd grade age & also anyone older who has not yet received these sacraments. Please contact Deacon Chuck to register.

      Online Links and Resources
      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: 
      Black tea bags, breakfast cereal (instant oatmeal packets), rice (we will rebag large quantities) and condiments like soy sauce and hot sauce. Please no clothing donations. Please bring clothing items to St. Andre Bessette Parish Church. Thank you for your support. 

       Media Coverage:
      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.