September 23: Interfaith Vigil for Creation: Prayer for Pope Francis’ Historic Address to Congress.

Location: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at 1131 SE Oak St, Portland, OR
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Description: All are welcome to embrace a watershed moment for Creation by joining Interfaith Power and Light (OIPL) prayer communities around the country on Wednesday, September 23 at St. Francis Catholic Church for an interfaith prayer vigil marking the eve of Pope Francis’ historic address to Congress. A movie screening of “Merchants of Doubt” will begin at 6pm in the sanctuary. The vigil, centering on prayer for Care for Our Common Home and a call to Congress to hear the Pope’s urgency to protect Creation and the poor will commence at 7:45 and end by 8:30. Participants are invited to join either or both portions of the evening. More Info on the Facebook Event here. 

September 23  “Caring for Our Common Home” Candlelight Vigil and March

Location: at the corner of SW 5th St and SW Hall Blvd
Time: 6 pm
Description: Parishes and congregations around Beaverton will gather at the Washington County Peace Vigil Stand for Peace .  Our theme “Caring for Our Common Home” will be proclaimed to our city as we hold a candlelight vigil and march to our local Peace Pole, in solidarity with Pope Francis, who will be addressing Congress on the environment the next day. We hope to inspire others to consider how they can practice nonviolence to our mother Earth. Bring signs to proclaim your support for the earth. This is an ecumenical, family-friend event so bring the kids.  Chalk will be available for creative drawings as well as information and resources on caring for the earth. All are welcome to join the celebration!

September 24: Papal Address Viewing Breakfast

Location: St. Andrew Catholic Church Gym at 806 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
Time: 6:30 am – 8:30 am (Live Broadcast)

September 24: Papal Address Viewing Party

Location: St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Carvlin Hall at 2406 SE 16th Ave., Portland, OR
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Rebroadcast)
Description: Join us at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church - Paulist Fathers to watch a re-broadcast of Pope Francis' historic address to a joint session of Congress. More info on the Facebook Event here.

September 24: Papal Address Viewing Party

Location: St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church at 5310 North East 42nd Avenue
Time: 6:45 pm (Rebroadcast)
Description: We'll get our bingo cards and our popcorn and get ready for the show which will start at 7 p.m.! And what a show it will be! Discussion to follow. More info on the Facebook Event here.