The Holy Cross Community is delighted to invite all faculty and staff to the ever-popular “Wine and Cheese Social” on Friday, October 13, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The social will take place at the Holy Cross Court Lounge, located at the lower level of 5410 N. Strong Street. Be our guest, and join us for a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon filled with fine wine, fine cheese, and fine conversation. Please contact Kaley McCauley with any questions at 503.943.8024.
Congregation of Holy Cross
University president Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., will present “Welcoming the Stranger: Hospitality and Christian Discipleship” as a guest of the Lenten Reflections with Holy Cross speaker series at Holy Redeemer Church (25 Rosa Parks Way). He will speak at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, and the lecture is free and open to all.
On Wednesday, March 29, Rev. Jeff Cooper, C.S.C., will present “Encountering the Demon at Gerasa: A Lenten Spirituality for Recovery of Self” at 7 p.m., at Holy Redeemer Church.
Brendan Ryan, C.S.C., a Holy Cross seminarian, will present “The Cross and Lenten Hope” on Wednesday, April 5, at Holy Redeemer Church.
For more information contact Rev. John Dougherty, C.S.C., Holy Redeemer Parish, at email@example.com.
The Holy Cross Community is again delighted to invite all faculty and staff to a Wine and Cheese Social on Friday, March 10, from 3:30-5:30 p.m., at the Holy Cross Court Lounge, located at the lower level of 5410 N. Strong Street. Be our guest, and join us for a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon filled with fine wine, fine cheese, and fine conversation. Please contact Kaley McCauley (ext. 8024 or firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there.
Thursday, September 15 is the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, the patronal feast of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher at 5 p.m., and all are welcome to attend.
For more information contact Theresa McCreary, Campus Ministry, at 7131 or email@example.com.
The Holy Cross community is again delighted to invite all faculty and staff to the ever-popular Wine and Cheese Social on Friday, March 4, from 3:30-5:30 p.m., at Holy Cross Court Lounge on the lower level of 5410 N. Strong St. All are invited to join the Holy Cross community for a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon filled with fine wine, fine cheese, and fine conversation.
For more information contact Kaley McCauley at x8024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev. John Donato, C.S.C., has been appointed to a three-year term as Religious Superior for the Holy Cross Community at the University of Portland, effective July 1. He is succeeding Rev. Jeffrey Allison, C.S.C., who served in that position for the past three years. The appointment was made by Rev. Thomas J. O’Hara, C.S.C., Provincial Superior of the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers.
Fr. Donato will continue in his duties as associate vice president for student development in the Division of Student Affairs. As part of his new position, he is now an ex-officio member of the board of regents.
For more information contact Fr. Donato at 8532 or email@example.com.
The University is hosting brothers and priests from the United States Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross for their Provincial Chapter meetings from June 14 to 26. Chapter meetings set the direction for the life and work of the Holy Cross community for the next three years. Delegates are here from all ministries of the United States Province, which includes East Africa, Peru, Chile, and Mexico. Please keep the Holy Cross community in your prayers during these days.
A Mass celebrating the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be celebrated in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher on Thursday, June 11, at 5 p.m. All faculty, staff, students, and the public are welcome to attend.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus is the patron of the Congregation of Holy Cross and holds great significance to the priests whose character and teachings have long influenced the University of Portland. For more information contact Campus Ministry at 7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Congregation of Holy Cross is celebrating jubilee years for a number of priests around the world, including six who served or still serve at the University of Portland. Rev. Thomas Bill, C.S.C., and Rev. Joseph Browne, C.S.C., are celebrating 60 years since ordination; Rev. James Connelly, C.S.C., Rev. Richard Rutherford, C.S.C., and Rev. James Lackenmier, C.S.C., celebrate 50 years since ordination; and Rev. Randall Rentner, C.S.C., celebrates 25 years since his ordination.
Fr. Bill joined the UP faculty as a philosophy professor in 1962, and retired in 1990. For many years he was involved with the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, starting in 1969. He now resides at Holy Cross House in Notre Dame, Ind.
Fr. Browne spent 22 years on The Bluff, serving as director of the Wilson W. Clark Library and as both a department chair and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Fr. Browne is a certified professional parliamentarian, a contract bridge enthusiast, and a recipient of the University’s James Culligan award for outstanding service. He is retired and resides at Holy Cross House in Notre Dame, Ind.
Fr. Connelly came to Portland in 1993, following a thirteen year career as archivist for the Indiana Province of Holy Cross at Notre Dame. He has taught church history at Notre Dame, King’s College in Pennsylvania, and Alokolum National Seminary in Uganda. Fr. Connelly helped initiate the annual Holy Cross history conference, and now serves as Religious Superior at Holy Cross House in Notre Dame, Ind.
Fr. Lackenmier has taught high school in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and served for 25 years at King’s College, Wilkes-Bare, Pa., including 18 years as president. His board memberships include the Stonehill College board of trustees and the University of Portland board of regents. He is presently a Provincial Council member of the USA Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Fr. Rutherford joined the theology department at UP in 1976, and retired in 2012. Fr. Rutherford has been a liturgical consultant to the Archdiocese of Portland and National Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as a key figure in the design of the University’s Chapel of Christ the Teacher. His book, The Death of a Christian: The Order of Christian Funerals, was published in 1990 and is the definitive work on the Church’s revised funeral rites. He has recently been leading expeditions to the ancient Roman city of Pollèntia near Alcúdia in Mallorca, Spain, to conduct archeological research.
Fr. Rentner came to Portland in 2010, and served in the student affairs division. Prior to coming here, Fr. Rentner taught high school and served as an assistant hall director and an assistant vice president for student affairs at Notre Dame. He now teaches at Holy Cross High School in Flushing, N.Y.
For more information contact the Congregation of Holy Cross office at 8024 or email@example.com.