Immaculate Heart Church2, PortlandName of Church Immaculate Heart Church

Address 2926 North Williams Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97227

Phone number (503) 287-3724

Website www.immaculateheartchurch.archdpdx.org

Mass Schedule Saturday vigil, 5 p.m.  Sundays, 11 a.m., 5:30 p.m. (Vietnamese) Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.

Confessions Saturdays, 4:15 – 4:45 p.m. or by appointment.

Names of priests Father Nicolaus Marandu, pastor.  Father Petrus Binh Hoang, associate.

Special groups and activities St. Peter Claver Society, Legion of Mary, Vietnamese spirituality group, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Thursdays 1-7 p.m., rosary Sundays 10:40 a.m.

Music Depends on the Mass, youth choir, parish choir, Vietnamese choir.  On 4th Sundays, there is an African choir.

School No.

Parking Park in the church lot or on the street.

Cry room Yes, there’s a small one in the rear of the church.

Additional observations Immaculate Heart is a historic parish in the archdiocese of Portland.  It was founded in 1885; the church was built in 1890.  It was recently restored to make it look much like it did decades ago.  It is located in an inner-city neighborhood that was once predominantly black but has gentrified and is home to people of a variety of ethnic backgrounds.  The church still has a significant black and African population (the pastor is originally from Tanzania, and speaks English with a British accent) and Vietnamese and Anglos.

The parish is home to some beautiful, traditional art, including stained glass windows and statues.

horizontalA highlight of this parish is Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers (see www.dynamicdeacon.com and www.auremcordis.com), an orthodox, pious member of the clergy who is a talented preacher.  Deacon Burke-Sivers was born in the Caribbean, spent four years in a Benedictine monastery, before being ordained a deacon for the archdiocese of Portland.