Welcome to the Pastoral Ministries here at the Archdiocese of Portland!
Our department exists to support the people of western Oregon as they respond to the Lord’s call to charity and discipleship. This Gospel truth touches every corner of culture and life, and so our ministry must reflect those same dynamic realities. No matter the background, it is certain that each individual brings to the Church his or her own treasures and talents. And another thing is certain: that those same people need to be met with love and mercy, at the doors of our parishes and in the streets of our cities. The Department of Pastoral Ministries is dedicated to this task of bringing people to a personal encounter with Jesus Christ, while equipping individuals and parishes alike to take up the call to go out and make disciples of all nations. The Lord’s instructions were clear, the time is now, and the place is here. It’s our prayer that this department can help communicate the saving mission of Jesus Christ, and inspire others to do the same.