A Contemplative Congregation in the Catholic Tradition
Father Chuck Cooper, Pastor
Mass 2:00 PM Sundays
Meeting at St Barnabas Episcopal Church,
2201 SW Vermont Street, Portland, OR, 97219
St Barnabas Episcopal Church 2201 SW Vermont Street, Portland, OR 97219
Easily accessible for persons with handicapping conditions.
A PRAYER IN THE TRADITION OF ST BRENDAN
Beyond these shores
Into the darkness
Beyond these shores
This boat may sail
And if this is the way
Then there will be
A path across this sea.
And if I sail beyond
The farthest ocean
Or lose myself in the depths below
Wherever I may go Your love surrounds me
For You have been before
Beyond these shores.
Fr Chuck Cooper, Pastor
Welcome to our community.
We are an intimate contemplative congregation in the Catholic Tradition.
Our ministry is to those who find themselves by choice or by circumstance outside the mainstream insitutional Church and who still want a healthy, growing, seeking spiritual life. I am an ordained priest in Apostolic Succession.
Our Mass is open to all. The Eucharist is available to all persons regardless of circumstance.
We believe all are to live according to their own consciences, based in Holy Scripture, seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit while honoring the early writings of the Church.
Please feel free to drop in for Mass. You will be welcomed but not pressured. You will be treated with dignity and respect no matter your circumstance.
Should you need our prayers or have questions please contact me using the information directly below this message.
The peace of Christ be with you.
Business Address: 8520 SW Curry Drive, Unit A
Wilsonville, OR 97070
“Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where change can take place. It is not to bring men and women over to our side, but to offer freedom not disturbed by dividing lines. It is not to lead our neighbor into a corner where there are no alternatives left, but to open a wide spectrum of options for choice and commitment. It is not an educated intimidation with good books, good stories, and good works, but the liberation of fearful hearts so that words can find roots and bear ample fruit….The paradox of hospitality is that it wants to create emptiness, not a fearful emptiness, but a friendly emptiness where strangers can enter and discover themselves as created free….not a subtle invitation to adopt the life style of the host, but the gift of a chance for the guest to find his own.”
― Henri Nouwen, Reaching Out