Category: 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.

Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom

September 20, 2014 - News & Events


Step Three in The Great Adventure Bible Study Program, Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom, builds on The Bible Timeline and Matthew by showing how Christ’s Kingdom on earth is empowered to carry out his work in the world. The book of Acts shows the Church, enlivened by the Holy Spirit, teaching, preaching, healing, and restoring outcasts in the same way that Jesus did on earth.

The Acts of the Apostles provides an historic framework for understanding the rest of the New Testament. Paul’s letters in particular come alive in a new way when they are read within the context of the Acts narrative.


Begins Monday, September 22, 2014

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Parish Center – Room #2


$25.00 for the workbook


Contact Bev Lebold at 503-585-1288

September Newsletter

September 9, 2014 - News & Events

Click on the link below to download the Parish Newsletter for September:

September 2014