News & Reminders

I will Shepherd my people

Last week we heard that after the death of King Solomon, there was a split in the Kingdom of David because of Solomon’s sin of unfaithfulness to God. Today, we find out about God’s plan to shepherd His own people and bring His people back to Himself. In our first Read more...

In Memory of Mike Benton

We have received word that former parishioner, Mike Benton, died in December. A Celebration of Life for him will be held on January 28, at Carvlin Hall, the parish center at St. Philip Neri Church, 2408 S.E. 16th Ave. Services start at 2 p.m. His obituary can be read at: 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

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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