Evangelization Commission Chairpersons:
Fr. Paschal Ezurike
The Evangelization Commission welcomes Catholics new to the area and invites them to regular participation in the parish.
In addition, the Evangelization Commission is responsible for coordinating a program for returning Catholics called Catholics Come Home. This group encourages area neighbors to learn about the Christian faith by attending the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) which provide information for those seeking answers about the Catholic Faith. The commission also provides support for missions worldwide, especially our sister parish, The Most Holy Trinity, in Romanovka, Russia.
Other events that fall under the umbrella of Evangelization include the National Day of Prayer, Welcome Sunday Potluck, renewals, and retreats.
Helping Hands Commission Chairpersons:
Bill & Jeannine Breshears
Non-perishable food and household items are collected throughout the year for those in need.
Other activities include providing Christmas and Easter baskets to the needy, providing meals for ill parishioners and others, visiting the sick, sending cards to ill parishioners and providing transportation to Mass and appointments for those who need it. Each year the parish devotes a portion of its revenue to religious or secular local, national, and international causes.
Director of Religious Education:
Gail Williams - 503-631-8659
Firewood Ministry Chairperson:
Providing firewood to heat the homes of the poor.
Adult Religious Education
Adult Education Chairperson:
Adult Education opportunities include:
St. Philip Benizi Music Ministry Chairpersons:
Music Director: Debbie Schafer
Assistant Choir Directors:
5:30 pm Sat Mass:
8:00 am Sun Mass:
10:30 am Sun Mass:
Liturgy Commission Chairperson:
Deacon Jim Pittman
Besides planning our liturgies, this commission provides other opportunities to actively participate more closely in the Liturgy, including altar servers, extraordinary ministers, lectors, commentators, ushers, church cleaning, altar flowers, and cleaning altar linens. Volunteers are always needed in these areas.
Communications Commission Chairperson:
The Communications Commission is responsible for our parish newsletter, website, directory, archives, and reader board.
Parish Family Life
Parish/Family Life Chairpersons:
Work Opportunities: Through work parties everyone has the opportunity to share in the upkeep of our grounds and buildings. Green thumbs can volunteer to care for small plots or areas of our grounds during the Spring and Summer.
Play Opportunities - SPB Social events include:
Social Justice Commission Chairperson:
Social Justice activities include: