St. Andrew Parish has a long history of working for social justice. This commitment flows from our faith and Gospel values. The Parish sponsors a number of social justice events throughout the year.
St. Andrew Parish response to Archbishop Sample’s Statement on Gender Identity
Over the last several weeks, St. Andrew parishioners have written postcards to Archbishop Sample responding to the recent statement and guidelines for K-12 Catholic schools, and in support of our LGBTQ community. At a recent mass, the “St. Andrew Community Statement” responding to the Archbishop’s statement, which was written collaboratively by a committee and reviewed by many parishioners in recent weeks, was read aloud at the end of mass, and more parishioners signed on after mass. Soon, this St. Andrew statement and an accompanying letter to Archbishop Sample (also cowritten by St. Andrew parishioners) will be delivered directly to him, in hopes for some dialogue in weeks to come.
If you would like to share your personal response to the Archbishop’s Statement but haven’t yet had a chance to do so, we encourage you to register your response virtually by filling out this Google Form . Feel free to share the form broadly—we’d love to elicit responses from concerned Catholics across the city.
Thursday Demonstrations for BLM
We gather each Thursday from noon to 1 PM on Alberta St between 8th and 9th Avenues in solidarity with our Black neighbors.
We understand racism is systemic and will not be eradicated with a protest. We are focused on antiracism within our walls as well as in our neighborhood and city.
We welcome all people into our church and we hope everyone will feel welcome and see themselves in our community.
- USCCB Pastoral Open Wide our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love Letter “a must read!”
- Catholic Resources for Racial Justice, 2020
- #BLM twitter
- White Ally Toolkit – helps anti-racism allies do their part in the fight against racism. Email Angela Kremer (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
- A reading list on the history of Black Catholics in the United States and their contributions to Catholic theology, history, and activism.
- 75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice
- Anti-racism Resources for Parents
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin (this YouTube video is recording of the book being read aloud)
- Mindful of Race by Ruth King
- How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says About Race in America by Karen Brodkin
- How the Irish Became White by Noel Ignatiev
- White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son by Tim Wise
St. Andrew In The News
Bob Hughley: Profile and video (Catholic Sentinel)
Bob Hughley Retirement, 2011 (Catholic Sentinel)
- Why Coronavirus is Taking Such a Deadly Toll on Black Americans, The Guardian
- Oregon’s Latinos Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19, OPB
- Portland’s People of Color Hit Hardest by Pandemic, The Skanner
- How COVID-19 is impacting Indigenous peoples in the U.S., PBS
- We are not COVID-19: Asian Americans speak out on racism, Nikkei Asian Review