Name of Church St. Stephen Church
Address 1112 SE 41st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97214
Phone number (503) 234-5019
Mass times Sundays, 8 a.m. (Latin Tridentine), 10:30 a.m. (sung Mass, with English and Latin chant). Daily Mass schedule varies; see the website.
Confessions Saturdays, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.; Sundays, 9 – 9:45 a.m.; Thursdays, 6:40 – 7 p.m.; Fridays, 6 – 6:45 p.m.
Priests Fr. Eric Andersen, pastor, is a traditional priest and a fine homilist. Listen to him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaiXnr8jcUQ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpowtjM9-XI). Fr. John Boyle is in residence. Fr. 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): http://caritasveritas.blogspot.com/. He was previously pastor.
Parish groups and activities Men’s Holy League, St. Stephen’s Troop 1846, Homeschool group, sung vespers 5 p.m. Sundays, Thursday evening RCIA classes taught by Fr. Andersen, First Friday & Saturday Masses and devotions.
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.
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. (See previous profile, https://cal-catholic.com/churches-worth-driving-to-94/).
Too bad that Portland isn’t a city worth driving to.
Agreed JD, the leftists who moved to Portland years ago utterly destroyed the city of roses like they did to Seattle both normal American cities at one time now controlled by Communists and BLM-Antifa terrorists.
I thought Pasadena, CA was the city of roses.
You can visit OCP headquarters while you’re in town.
No way. Secular “pop” religious music is fine for the radio, or for church campfire youth gatherings, in summers– but is not suitable for the holy Catholic Mass.
Okay, then you can visit and tell them that.
Portlandia is spelled wrong.
*sigh* If only every diocesan parish were like this one…
Come to think of it, before the dread Council, most diocesan parishes were like this one.
No they weren’t. You’re romanticizing the past. What you call the dread council is a council you have to accept. No more TLM.