Catholic Church
Ashland, Oregon

Archbishop’s Messages

April 24 Update from the Archbishop

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I wish to offer you greetings of a very Happy Easter during this Easter season that the church continues to enjoy. Watch the video or read in Spanish I just wanted to give you a little update on where things are at here at the Archdiocese of Portland with regard to our life as a…

Archbishop’s Easter Message

My dear brothers and sisters praise be Jesus Christ now and forever! I’m sending this little message to all of you as we are right now on the verge of the Sacred Pascal Triduum. Those 3 beautiful days that we celebrate in the Church of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, the celebration of the Lord’s Passion, and then the great Easter…

Archbishop’s Message: Message to the Faithful

My dear brothers and sisters, Praised be Jesus Christ! As your local shepherd, I want to assure you of my continued prayers for you. These are challenging times that call us to seek God with all our hearts. Watch the video of this message. Governor Brown’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” order requires us to remain home to the “maximum extent possible” for…

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross began as the practice of pious pilgrims to Jerusalem who would retrace the final journey of Jesus Christ to Calvary. For the many who wanted to pass along the same route, but could not make the trip to Jerusalem, a practice developed that eventually took the form of the fourteen stations currently found in almost every church.…

Archbishop’s Letter: Liturgical Considerations

Further Liturgical and Sacramental Considerations During the Covid-19 Pandemic [24 March 2020] Limit of Gatherings In light of the Governor’s Executive Order 20-12 in which a “Stay at Home” order has been declared, the Archdiocese advises that parishes remind the faithful to remain at home “to the maximum extent possible”. The state limit of no more than 25 people gathered together remains in force.…