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Construction Milestone!

Today the first concrete was poured for the St. Francis Park Apartments which are being constructed on the block that was formerly St. Francis Park. This is a milestone in the work which is moving along quite quickly. When I walk by the block and see all the work being done Read more...

Earth Day is April 22!

THIS YEAR THE CATHOLIC CLIMATE COVENANT IS JOINING WITH THE EARTH DAY NETWORK TO CELEBRATE TREES FOR THE EARTH.     Why trees? Trees help lessen the impact of climate change. They absorb carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. In fact, an acre of mature trees absorbs annually the same amount of carbon Read more...
Words from Valerie

Climate Change Summit part 3: News from New York

My trip to New York came about because of an encounter between a Catholic Climate Ambassador from Rochester, Dr. Gerry Gaisiach who is also a cardiologist. Gerry was doing a presentation for a Catholic institution that Dr. Curt Stager, professor of Environmental Science at Paul Smith College happened to attend. Read more...



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Serving at the Hall

The Dining Hall is located in the lower level inside the St. Francis Church.

Hot meals are served daily, Mon-Fri 5:00 PM; Sundays 3:30 PM. Here, 150-300 hot meals are served daily to those in need in dignity and peace.


words from pope francis

Laudato Si’ #146. In this sense, it is essential to show special care for indigenous communities and their cultural traditions. They are not merely one minority among others, but should be the principal dialogue partners, especially when large projects affecting their land are proposed. For them, land is not a commodity but rather a gift… Continue Reading

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who we are

St. Francis of Assisi is an urban parish in SE Portland. We are a welcoming congregation, with a special outreach to the poor and marginalized. We operate a Dining Hall, serving an average of 300 people an evening meal, six days a week. Our Dining Hall guests are treated with respect and served a hot meal in a Christian atmosphere of dignity and peace.

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