Alumni: Spiritual Opportunities for Alumni & Friends
Spiritual Opportunities for Alumni & FriendsThe University of Portland was founded in September, 1901 by Portland Archbishop Alexander Christie, who purchased the property atop Waud’s Bluff with financial assistance from the Congregation of Holy Cross. Proud of our Catholic heritage, we offer opportunities to our alumni, friends, and benefactors to nourish their souls.
On the First Friday of every month, we pray for our deceased alumni and benefactors at the 12:05 Mass in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. This Mass is open to the public and no RSVP is required.
The Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture offers events throughout the year to engage the mind and soul. Lectures, conferences, art exhibits, and concerts celebrate the Catholic intellectual tradition and provide an opportunity to grow in faith. Many of these events are free and open to alumni and the public. Visit the Garaventa Center Upcoming Events page to learn more about these opportunities.
The annual Alumni Reunion on the last weekend of each June includes opportunities to pray together at the opening Mass on Friday at 12:05PM, at the 50-Year Club Mass at 11:00AM on Saturday, and the All-Alumni Mass at 10:30AM on Sunday. Please visit the Reunion Schedule to learn more about these events.
During the holy season of Lent, Alumni Relations partners with Campus Ministry to offer a web-based presentation of the Stations of the Cross. This online gallery features images from the 10 chapels on campus, including each of the Residence Halls and the Chapel of Christ the Teacher.
The month of November is dedicated to the souls of the faithful departed. Alumni Relations partners with Campus Ministry to invite alumni and friends to send us the names of your beloved dead, whom we remember at our Masses in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher throughout the month. Watch your mailbox during October for the invitation postcard to send back to us with their names.