Friday Flocknote :: May 28, 2021
Dear St. Rose family,
There has been a lot of information released lately—from the CDC, OHA, Multnomah County Health Department and the Archbishop—on whether or not we should continue to wear masks and distance. I have reflected and prayed on this a lot in the past week. Please watch my video below for my thoughts on the changes and how we can move forward gracefully and charitably at St. Rose.
God bless you,
PENTECOST :: A TIME OF RENEWAL
Last weekend was our celebration of Pentecost—the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles following the Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension of our Lord. This is the time of year when our Holy Spirit Sisters renew their vocational vows. We were blessed to witness this act of love as a community at the Saturday Vigil Mass.
to watch the Mass and hear the sisters' phenomenal Swahili music. You may also use the link below to read the Dedication Prayer they recited on Saturday evening.
Learn more about the Holy Spirit Sisters
FIRST WEDNESDAY PRAISE & WORSHIP
Join us under the Covered Structure next
Wednesday, June 2 at 6pm
, for a praise and worship evening of prayer. Bring a chair and a mask; music sheets will be provided. We'll have more musicians joining in this month and look forward to your voices!
Please be sure to maintain proper physical distancing from those who are not part of your family group. Masks must be worn during all church and school functions.
MAY CROWNING PRAYER SERVICE
St. Rose School's second grade class kept with our annual tradition of honoring our Blessed Mother, Mary, in the month of May. Because of Covid restrictions, it looked a little different this year but we recorded a very sweet and prayerful May Crowning that was shared with the entire school. We hope you'll take 10 minutes to watch their heartfelt offering below.
ST. ROSE SCHOOL :: CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
We are looking for several faith-filled educators to join our team at St. Rose School! Whenever there is a staffing change, it is an opportunity to review our program and make it stronger than ever. Here are our current openings:
Middle School Science Teacher
Middle School Math Teacher
If you know anyone who might be a good fit for our teaching staff, please share this information or contact Christine Penwell at
. And, as always, keep St. Rose School in your prayers—that the right candidates find their way to us and that we hire saints who will guide our youth to an abiding, lifelong friendship with Jesus.
PRINCIPAL SEARCH UPDATE
We are nearly two weeks into the principal search now. Here is an update on where we are in the process.
We are following the Archdiocese’s
principal search process
under the direction of Department of Catholic Schools (DCS) Associate Superintendent, Kim Shields.
have been open since May 13. We are hopeful that interviews will be scheduled within the next week.
Our goal is to extend an offer and announce our new principal sometime in June. If we do not find the person we think is best for St. Rose, we will look at interim options.
Not everyone can be on the interview team and not every wish can be achieved when we think of that ideal candidate, but your insights are valued. Feel free to
email Fr. Matt
with any thoughts you have. Lastly, please continue praying for the candidate the Lord wants for us and for our team to be good listeners to His will.
YOUTH VACCINE EVENT IN NORTH PORTLAND
Our friends at Holy Redeemer School are coordinating a vaccination event for anyone age 12+. See the flyer below for details!
FOOD PANTRY INFO
Want to donate food?
Specific needs this week include:
Peanut butter (16 oz)
Crackers, chips, granola bars, cookies
Collection bins are in the small parking lot weekly at these times:
If you need food, rent, or utilities assistance, please call the Portland Council Emergency Services clearinghouse (503-235-8431) to get to our SVdP.
Have time to volunteer?
If you are able to volunteer please contact
Thanks to very generous donations within our community, we have a COVID-19 Relief Fund to help parishioners severely impacted by the pandemic and resulting economic conditions. Please
complete this form
to apply for assistance. C
ontact the parish office
(503.281.5318) with any questions.
Donate to St. Rose Church
Donate to St. Rose School
Donate to SVdP
CONFESSION AND MASS SCHEDULE :: JUNE 3-11
Fr. Matt will be not be out of town next week, as originally planned. Therefore, there WILL be weekday confessions before 8:00am Mass during this time.
ST. ROSE SUNDAY ENCOUNTER
Livestream weekend Mass continues at 5:30pm on Saturdays as well as 8:30am and 10:30am on Sundays.
If you can't join us in person, watch Mass livestreams with us in real time either on
(@strosepdxchurch) or on
(St. Rose of Lima Parish, Portland, OR).
Sign up for your
- Go to
and click "Sign Up"
- Select "Sign Up as a Parishioner"
- Search for our parish by name or enter our access code:
- Enter your email and create a password (you’ll need this to login later)
- Start accessing all the inspiring content you want on FORMED!
Peace I bequeath to you, my own peace I give you, a peace which the world cannot give, this is my gift to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.
St. Rose Church, 2727 NE 54th Avenue // 503-281-5318
St. Rose School, 5309 NE Alameda Street // 503-281-1912
Portland, Oregon 97213
on Friday, May 28 at 7:00AM