|Welcome to St. Juan Diego Parish!
It is with pleasure that we offer you a community who came together with excitement in 2002 to begin another Catholic presence in Washington County. Whether you are a visitor to St. Juan Diego or one of our long time parishioners we want to serve your needs. For those of you looking for a spiritual home, we provide opportunities for worship, friendship, and involvement. As St. Juan Diego continues to grow, we look forward to your unique perspective and ideas for our growth. We look forward to meeting you!Rev. Terry J. O’Connell, Pastor
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Men’s Retreat April 24 – 26
Save the date! the SJD Men’s Retreat will be April 24-26, 2015 (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon). This is a great time for the male parishioners to come together, get to know each other and immerse in our walk with God. This is open to adult men, 21 years old and up. The fee would be $150 to cover the board and lodging for the whole weekend and other expenses. If cost is a concern, feel free to talk to us on how we can help.
This will be a time of Faith, Fun, and Fellowship. And you know you need this rest from the busyness of our daily lives, and to be nourished spiritually. So come join us!
For more details, please contact Matt Cato at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dave Marcantuono at email@example.com
Job Position: Directory of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry
St. Juan Diego Catholic Church in Washington County’s Bethany area has an immediate opening for a full-time Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry. We are looking for someone with strong organizational and communication skills, a passion for God, and the ability to work collaboratively. Responsibilities include designing, planning and implementing religious education for adults and children, sacramental prep for First Eucharist, Reconciliation, Confirmation and RCIA for children; Children’s Liturgy of the Word; Middle and High School Youth Groups; and Vacation Bible School. A successful applicant must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the church. A degree in theology or pastoral ministry is desired, but not required. Experience with parish child and youth programs is preferred. And the ability to speak Spanish and English would be helpful. Please submit a resume and references to Peggy Brice, Business Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to St. Juan Diego Church, 5995 NW 178th Ave, Portland, OR 97229.
Join us for Stations of the Cross on Friday evenings at 6:00. A simple meatless dinner will be provided following the stations.
This Lent, the St. Juan Diego Knights of Columbus and the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry are again inviting each parish household that is able to consider participating in the “40 Cans for Lent” food drive. The goal is very simple: to have each able household contribute one non-perishable food item for each of the forty days of Lent. The goal this year is to raise 4,000 pounds.
Here is how it works:
The items that are most needed:
Canned goods including soups, vegetables, fruits and meat products; non perishable dry goods such as cereals, baking supplies, hamburger helper style premixed entrees. Enfant supplies are always welcome, especially diapers and baby food. Thank you.
Holy Week and Easter Schedule
Holy Thursday: 7:00 PM (Bilingual)
Easter Vigil: 8:30 PM (Bilingual)
10:30 AM (Spanish)
12:15 PM (English)
Matching Fund Capital Campaign
As you know we are asking every family who attends St. Juan Diego to be part of our fundraising campaign to pay off our building debt and to help us lay a foundation for our future growth. So far, generous parishioners have pledged $822,524 over the next three years toward this appeal. With that generosity, we are at 91% our total fundraising goal of $900,000. With that money, we will be able to:
We will appreciate any gift, however we would like you to consider giving on a sacrificial basis and stretching yourself financially for this important cause. You can find pledge cards on the information center in the Narthex. You may return the pledge card with your offering at any Mass, mail them, or drop off the information at the church office. Thank you for your generosity and your part in improving St. Juan Diego Parish.
Today’s Scripture Readings:
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday: 4:00 – 4:30 PM