Newsletter: There will be a Healing Mass at Holy Trinity Parish (13715 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton, OR) with Bishop Peter Smith celebrating. It will be on Saturday, July 29, from 10 am – 1 pm. So, there will be plenty of time for personal prayer. In addition, there will be an Area Wide Prayer Meetingwith lots of Praise and Worship music, some testimonies, prophecies (God Willing), and Ministry. Christ the King Parish (7414 SE Michael Dr, Milwaukie, OR) will be hosting us on Saturday, September 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Newsletter: We are pleased to announce a number of events that are planned for this year. They include: School of Healing; Healing Service; two Healing Masses this Summer; and a Mini-Conference with Ralph Martin. Here are the current details on these events. Please see the events page for updated information. Mark you calendar and plan to attend.Jesus promised, “These signs will accompany those who believe…They will lay hands on the sick and they will recover”(Mark 16:17-18). Jesus has called us to do what he did, and that includes healing the sick. The Encounter School of Healing is a two-day conference to teach, impart and activate Catholics to be a more effective minister of Jesus’ healing in the world! Jesus wants to use you as an instrument of his divine healing. Are you going to give him the chance?
Newsletter: It is with much sorrow that I have to tell you that our beloved friend of so many years has gone home to the Lord. She will ever be remembered as a Holy, Godly person who never met an anyone she didn’t love, mentor, teach, pastor and support. I was no exception. She picked me up at my first Life in the Spirit Seminar (LIS) at St Henry’s in Gresham, OR, in 1989. She was part of the Core Team putting this LIS on and not even really knowing me, charged me with heading up the music ministry for an upcoming Healing Mass. I had been in choirs most of my life but never as a cantor. She absolutely assured me that I could do it. That was how it began.
Newsletter: On June 1, 2019, Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR came to Portland, OR with the message that "God Loves Us." Now we already know that, but Fr. Dave showed us how that affects us personally. For instance, we all know that we are adopted children of God. However, did you know that because you are adopted that makes you special? Much more so than a natural child. In the 1st century, a parent could do anything they wanted to a natural child; they could expose them after birth (abortion) they could send them to an orphanage, sell them or keep them. But an adopted child could not be abused in any way. Their reasoning was that they did not have a choice about natural children, but when you adopt a child, you do something on purpose -- something that you want -- and once you’ve signed on the bottom line, you can never go back. Our Father chose us on purpose to be his children and he will never let us go.
Newsletter: I first would like to thank Mike Dorthalina, Jay D’Souza and Yvonne Krill, who resigned this year, for their gifted and very important service to the WOCCR Service Team, through the years. I want to introduce and welcome our new members: -- Felix Barba from St John the Apostle in Oregon City, OR. -- Patty Rydquist from St Patrick’s in Canby, OR. -- Catherine Van and Danny Truong from Our Lady of Lavang in Portland, OR. -- Angie Price from Our Lady of the Lake in Lake Oswego, OR. -- Terry Heaton from St Thomas Aquinas in Camas, WA.