Our Stories

These are people in your community being helped by programs and services we provide.

Knights and Ladies Aid Young Moms in Crisis

Knights and Ladies Aid Young Moms in Crisis

Knights of Columbus (KoC) Councils throughout Oregon and the Knights Ladies are key partners in sustaining the legacy of the late, beloved Fr. Charles Taaffe. Recently, Statewide KoC Deputy Ron Boyce and his wife Ana Boyce presented a check in support of Fr. Taaffe...

Employee Spotlight – Amy Formiller

Employee Spotlight – Amy Formiller

"Justice, truth, and freedom are derived from the love that we choose to show others as well as ourselves. "-Amy Formiller Love, justice, truth, and freedom play a significant role in the lives of those we serve. Amy Formiller, a direct support professional at the...

Father Taaffe Food Booth Goes on the Road!

Father Taaffe Food Booth Goes on the Road!

We have two upcoming opportunities to raise needed funds for Father Taaffe Homes and Pregnancy Support Services, providing care, stability, and community connections to vulnerable young moms and their babies. Step Into Spring is this weekend, May 15-16 at St. Edward’s...

Thank you, Sponsors

Thank you for your support! CCS would like to thank all of the sponsors who gave so generously to help sustain the services that St. Joseph Shelter, Mission Benedict and Casa Adele provide.

Bonnie’s Story

Bonnie’s Story

Bonnie came to Oregon when she was 16 years old, as a migrant worker. She shares how she recieved help from the Benedictine Sisters in Mt. Angel at a very difficult time in her life. Bonnie never forgot about the Mission's help and at 81 years old, she is happy to...

A Message From Fr. Ralph

Please view this special message from Fr. Ralph Recker of St. Mary Parish in Mt. Angel as we celebrate A Week of Support for Shelter Ministries.

Blanca’s Story

Blanca’s Story

When Blanca came to St. Joseph Shelter’s Transitional Living Community (TLC), she wasn’t living her best life. She wasn’t the mom that she wanted to be for her kids. Through parenting and life skills classes and the supportive community offered at St. Joseph, those...

The Mission Benedict Story

The Mission Benedict Story

Mission Benedict was founded by the Benedictine Sisters and lifelong volunteer Verna Scharbach in 1988. Since then, it has become a lifeline for community members needing food, clothing, or emergency financial assistance. Mission Benedict Program Coordinator Lei...

Phil Westover’s Toy Story

Phil Westover’s Toy Story

Phil Westover of St. Peter Catholic Church in Newberg has been a hobby woodworker for 50 years, with a forte in crafting wooden toy trucks and tractors. Thank you, Phil, for sharing your talent with us.

Mission Benedict Christmas Food Boxes

Mission Benedict Christmas Food Boxes

St. Mary pastor Fr. Philip Waibel blessed 115 food boxes for distribution for those in need this Christmas. Thank you to the many people who contributed to the boxes and to the Knights of Columbus who assemble the boxes each year.