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Liturgical Ministries

“Liturgy is like a strong tree whose beauty is derived from the continuous renewal of its leaves, but whose strength comes from the old trunk, with solid roots in the ground.”

– Pope Paul VI


All Catholics are invited to minister at our Eucharistic Celebrations if you feel called to do so.

Altar Linens

The cleaning of linens involves washing and ironing small linens. One minister is assigned weekly to clean the linens used during Mass including corporals, purificators, and small towels. The linens are taken home weekly and guidelines are provided for cleaning.

If interested in helping with this ministry, contact Arlene Crouch at 503-774-5652.

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Arts & Environment

Those who serve in this ministry are responsible for preparing an environment for worship that will mediate the presence of God. Their goal is to ensure that our church environment is clean, appropriate, beautiful and accessible. They work behind the scenes to transform our worship space into a welcoming and prayerful environment for each liturgical season of the year. The team includes fabric artists, flower arrangers, decorators, seamstresses, people who can climb high ladders to hang banners and others who plan projects.


Contact Joseph Byrd at for more information.


On Sundays and during daily Eucharistic liturgies, these men, women, and young adults welcome everyone to the liturgies.  They proclaim the real presence of Christ in the First and Second readings from Scripture at the ambo, in front of the assembly. Lectors also lead the assembly in the Prayers of the faithful.  


Contact Debbie Chester at for more information.

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Altar Servers

4th-12th graders are invited to learn the ministry of altar serving.  This is a wonderful way for young people to actively participate in the mass by serving in an important role. 

The duties of altar servers include things like lighting candles, processing with the cross or a candle, holding the book of prayers for the presider, holding candles while the gospel is proclaimed, holding the water and towel for the presider, and processing out. 


There are two dates offered for altar server training.  To participate, please complete the online form.  You must have parental permission and a parent or guardian must attend a 45-minutes training as well.  Training dates are Mon, Oct. 9th, 2023, 3:30-4:30 p.m. and Sun, Oct. 8th, 2023 from noon-1 pm.  Both trainings will be held in the Church. 


Questions?  Please contact Deb Chester at


These lay people work together to prepare those things needed for Mass such as books, vestments, vessels, incense, bread, and wine. They also adjust the lighting system and assist the priest by serving at the altar during the liturgy as well as washing the vessels following the liturgy. They also assist at celebrations of baptism, confirmation, weddings, anointing of the sick, and funerals.

Contact Debbie Chester at for more information. 


Prayer Ministry

You are invited to bring your prayer intentions and partner with us to lift up your prayers to The Lord. As always, we will have privacy and our prayers will be held in confidence. We do ask that you continue to wear a mask while in the Prayer Room.  

Contact the office if you are interested at 503-777-1491.

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