Stella Coeli Extirpavit/Star of Heaven As you have probably noticed, at the end of Mass we have been chanting the "Stella Coeli Extirpavit." This centuries old prayer asks Our Lord and Our Lady to intercede for us that the pandemic may be ended. There is a copy of this prayer and its translation in the Sunday bulletin. Included here is the music for this prayer both in Latin and in English (translated by our very own Ambrose Robinson). Click the links below to download and feel free to chant this prayer alone or as a family!
Daniel Fasting - 2020 Shalom Media, the provider of free Catholic content to our website (the "Media Gallery" button you see on the bottom right of the homepage) is offering a 21-day spiritual journey called "Daniel Fasting" from August 1st through 21st. Click the link below for more information and to register.
Opportunities for Adoration Anyone who would like to come to St. Birgitta's for Adoration in our chapel is encouraged to contact the office to set up a time. Additionally, there are opportunities for Adoration daily at St. Michael's Church in Portland. Click the link below for more details:
Virtual Workshops Available The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center is offering 2020 Summer and Fall Workshops. View the flyer to see what is being offered and visit their website for more information and to register.
Further Information- updated For information about public Masses, please see the link at the top of the page. We do not have the equipment or internet speed necessary to livestream Masses. If you are not able or not scheduled to come to Mass, you are encouraged to pray along with the Mass on television (such as on EWTN) or to livestream the Mass from the internet. Masses in the Archdiocese of Portland can be viewed at archdpdx.org/live-masses and traditional Latin Masses can be livestreamed at www.livemass.net.
Please continue to treat Sunday as a special day dedicated to the Lord. Other possible activities besides praying with the Mass on television or an internet livestream include praying a family Rosary, reading Sacred Scripture or reading the readings for Mass.
If you are not scheduled or are not able to come to Mass, you are encouraged to make an act of Spiritual Communion. Here is an example:
My Jesus, I believe that Thou art present in the Blessed Sacrament. I love thee above all things, and I desire Thee in my soul. Since I cannot now receive Thee sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though Thou wert already here, I embrace Thee and unite myself wholly to Thee; permit not that I should ever be separated from Thee. Amen.
In case of a sacramental emergency where the Anointing of the Sick/Extreme Unction is required, please call the office and press "1" when the announcement begins. If there is no answer, call the office back and press "5." Please only press "5" if this is a sacramental emergency. If you are taken to voicemail, make sure to leave your name and number and Fr. Clifton will call you back.
Baptisms will be celebrated as needed but with no more than ten people in attendance (Priest, server, parents, godparents and up to four more people for a total of ten). Social distancing must be maintained.
Please email Fr. Clifton if you have any other questions at firstname.lastname@example.org