Category: News & Events

All Saints Day – Notice

October 29, 2014 - News & Events

Since the Feast of All Saints, November 1st, falls on a Saturday, there is NO obligation to attend Holy Mass on this day.

Mass Ministers Schedule for November

October 26, 2014 - Liturgy, News & Events

Hoping in Darkness Concert: Faure Requiem and Distler Totentanz

October 18, 2014 - News & Events

This beautiful choral-orchestral setting of the Roman Catholic Mass for the Dead is the best known of Faure’s large works, and reflects his hopeful interpretation of death. Faure himself said of his work, “It has been said that my Requiem does not express the fear of death and someone has called it a lullaby of death. But it is thus that I see death: as a happy deliverance, an aspiration towards happiness above, rather than as a painful experience.”


Friday, November 21, 2014

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


St. Joseph Church


$5 – Students
$15 – Seniors (62 and up)
$20 – General

Available at the door, Travel Café (181 High Street NE, Salem) or online at

October Newsletter – Respect Life Resource Guide

October 11, 2014 - News & Events

Click on the link below to download the Respect Life Resource Guide Special Edition Newsletter for October:

October 2014 – Respect Life Resource Guide

7th Annual G.K. Chesterton Steak and Wine Dinner

October 11, 2014 - News & Events

St. Joseph Parish presents the 7th Annual G.K. Chesterton Steak and Wine Dinner.


Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.


St. Joseph Parish Center


$35.00 per person. Reservations can be made by coming to, or calling, the parish office: 503.581.1623 (James Thurman)


Dale AhlquistSt. Joseph Parish is pleased to welcome back Dale Ahlquist!

One of the most respected G.K. Chesterton scholars in the world, Dale Ahlquist, is President of the American Chersterton Society and publisher of its flagship publication, Gilbert. Dale is also the creator and host of the popular EWTN series The Apostle of Common Sense, and he is the author of three books on Chesterton, including Common Sense 101: Lessons from G.K. Chesterton and The Complete Thinker.

Dale Ahlquist received a B.A. from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and M.A. from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dale and his wife, Laura, have six children and live in Minneapolis.