Address 1112 SE 41st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97214
Phone number (503) 234-5019
Mass Schedule Saturday vigil, 5 & 7:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. Mass is Latin Tridentine) Sundays, 10 a.m. & noon. Wednesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. (Communion service Monday & Tuesday)
Confessions Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 4 – 4:50 p.m. Sundays, 9 – 9:50 a.m.
Names of priests Father John Boyle, JCL. Father Boyle is a traditional priest who came to Portland to serve as director of the marriage tribunal. He’s originally from the archdiocese of Southwark, in the greater London area, and also served in upper peninsula Michigan before coming to Portland in 2013. He wears the cassock, is active in leading 40 Days for Life, and celebrates a reverent liturgy. Read his blog (although he hasn’t posted for a while): https://caritasveritas.blogspot.com/. He became pastor of the parish in February 2015. Celebrants for the Tridentine Mass include 82-year-old Father Robert Palladino, a former Trappist monk who left the priesthood and married, then returned to the priesthood after he was widowed. (While married, he taught calligraphy; his former students included Apple founder Steve Jobs.) Father Palladino has a particular fondness for the Gregorian chant he sang as a youth. Portland is led by Archbishop Alexander Sample, an orthodox bishop with a fondness for the traditional liturgy.
Special activities and groups La Pieta International Prayer Group meets 1st Fridays to honor the Sacred Heart of Jesus; adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 1st Fridays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Music St. Stephen is home to Cantores in Ecclesia (www.cantoresinecclesia.org), which sings Gregorian chant and polyphony for the Latin liturgy.
Fellow parishioners This is an English-speaking community in an established neighborhood, located three blocks from busy Hawthorne Blvd.
School No, the school has closed. The school building on the grounds has been leased to a daycare/preschool.
Parking Park in the lot behind the church or on the street.
Additional observations St. Stephen’s is a historic parish in eastern Portland, founded in 1907. Built in the Italian Renaissance style, its features include a five-story bell tower, a rose window, terra cotta trim and large bronze entry doors.
OK, OK, this Church has possibilities. It has a regularly scheduled TLM (SAT Vigil, and not SUN, but that is OK, for now).
Hopefully, the wonderful Bishop Sample will work to expand the TLM and to educate the Catholic population there about the Church’s true Tradition. This Church is at least something positive.
Be Fishers of Men!
His Grace Archbishop Alexander Sample is a friend of the TLM and has offered it on many occasions, he is however in Portland like Seattle a bastion of Liberalism many Californians moved there years ago as they did in Seattle and brought with them Left WIng Liberalism, so it will be an uphill battle in Portland. As St. Christopher stated above the church has possibilities but must have the TLM on Sunday at a proper time and get rid of the “people’s table” I see in the picture and install the communion rail once more. In time Father Palladino hopefully will do this and more to restore Tradition to the parish, in the meantime pray for him it is a lonely battle when you are surrounded by Liberals who hate the TLM.
Beautiful inside and out!