Name of Church St. Stephen Church
Address 1112 SE 41st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97214
Phone number (503) 234-5019
Mass times Sundays, 8 a.m. (Latin Tridentine), 10:30 a.m. (sung Mass, with English and Latin chant). Daily Mass schedule varies; see the website.
Confessions Saturdays, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.; Sundays, 9 – 9:45 a.m.; Thursdays, 6:40 – 7 p.m.; Fridays, 6 – 6:45 p.m.
Priests Fr. Eric Andersen, pastor, is a traditional priest and a fine homilist. Listen to him here and here. Fr. John Boyle is in residence. Fr. Boyle is a traditional priest who came to Portland to serve as director of the marriage tribunal. He’s originally from the Archdiocese of Southwark, in the greater London area, and also served in upper peninsula Michigan before coming to Portland in 2013. He wears the cassock, is active in leading 40 Days for Life and celebrates a reverent liturgy. Read his blog (although he hasn’t posted for a while): https://caritasveritas.blogspot.com/. He was previously pastor.
Parish groups and activities Men’s Holy League, St. Stephen’s Troop 1846, Homeschool group, sung vespers 5 p.m. Sundays, Thursday evening RCIA classes taught by Fr. Andersen, First Friday & Saturday Masses and devotions.
Music St. Stephen is home to Cantores in Ecclesia (www.cantoresinecclesia.org), which sings Gregorian chant and polyphony for the Latin liturgy.
Fellow parishioners This is an English-speaking community in an established neighborhood, located three blocks from busy Hawthorne Blvd.
Parking Park in the lot behind the church or on the street.
Additional observations St. Stephen’s is a historic parish in eastern Portland, founded in 1907. Built in the Italian Renaissance style, its features include a five-story bell tower, a rose window, terra cotta trim and large bronze entry doors. (See previous profile, https://cal-catholic.com/churches-worth-driving-to-94/).