Thursday, March 11, 2010

Lenten Services and more

Dear Friends & Kababayans,

The celebration last Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrows officiated by Archbishop Vlasny was a big success. The relic of St. Therese was blessed. The children wearing the St. Therese's costumes were so graceful during their liturgical dances in the mass. The church was packed with parishioners and guests all over the Portland Metro Area. The reception was done in the gym and everyone had a nice fellowship.

We are grateful to the parishioners of St. Clare Parish for serving at the Faith Café last Sunday.

This is our Third Week of Lent and our journey is in the right path in reaching out to our community. Friday, March 12th at 6PM, we will serve at the St. Cecilia Church Soup Supper in Beaverton. Couples for Christ Ministry will prepare the food and serve the guests in the gym. Stations of the Cross and Benediction will follow in the church.

The Annual Pilgrimage for the Stations of the Cross at Mt. Angel Abbey will be held on Sunday, March 14th at 2:30 PM. We will be doing the prayer service in the St. Joseph's Chapel under the main church and a potluck reception will be followed in the Aquinas Refectory for our fellowship. ALL are Welcome.

Remember Manolito Jaldon Jr, one of our seminarians at Mt. Angel will have a Capstone Presentation at Mt. Angel on Tuesday, March 16th at 4 PM. For more information, kindly click this link

The monthly schedule mass in Salem happens to be the Palm Sunday Service and will be held at St. Vincent Church on Sunday, March 28th, at 4:00 PM. Please click this for detailed information.

After the Lenten Season, the University of the Philippines Concert Chorus will be performing here in the Northwest. The Concert will be on April 11, Sunday, at 4 pm, at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington. Had several opportunities in the past to watch this choir and gazed in awe when they’ve performed. You can read their profile by clicking this link:

This year's NWFASA - Northwest Filipino American Student Alliance Conference will be held at Portland State University on April 9-11, 2010, hosted by PSU Kaibigan. Click for more info,

Patronize our kababayans:

Did you know that there is a Filipino Restaurant off Hwy 26? It is located on the corner of Cornel Road and Murray Boulevard and is called Bobalicous. Cynthia, the owner grew up in the Ilocos region before moving to Hawaii. About 3 years ago they moved to Oregon. They opened the restaurant about a year ago and serve the typical Filipino dishes like, kare-kare, caldereta, pinakbit, dinuguan, ginataan, fried whole Telapia fish, minudo, adobo and many more. If you happen to be in the area, come and visit them. The food is delicious and the price is reasonable.

If you are looking for a good Filipino dentist, Dr. Margarita DeLeon has an office located by Walker Road called Cedar Hills Dental. It is across from Sunset Bowling Lane. I’ve learned about her from our good pastor last summer. Now, she is taking care of me and my family’s dental needs. The office has a family atmosphere, new technology all around and you can even watch TFC while they are working on you. You will enjoy it too once you see the place and meet her. The contact information of Dr. Margarita De Leon is below:

Cedar Hills Dental, LLC
Margarita De Leon, D.M.D.
12745 SW Walker Road, Suite 400
Beaverton, OR 97005
Email address:

Alright, keep your good works in fasting, almsgiving and prayers. May we pray for each other to open wide our hearts and invite Christ in our lives during our Lenten journey. Come Holy Spirit transform our lives.

God bless and Maraming Salamat Po,