Message From the Pastor

2014 Synod on the Family in Rome

For the last week and thru October 19 the Synod of Families is being held in Rome. According to the Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church: “The family, is so to speak, the domestic Church.” (Lumen Gentium #11) This means that it is in the context of the fa mily that we first learn who God is and to prayerfully seek His will f or us. "Families are the domestic Church, where Jesus grow s; he grows in the love of spouses, he grows in the lives of ch ildren. Families are this domestic Church." These were Pope Francis’ words on June 1st, at the Olympic Stadium, before more than 52,000 people gathered for the XXXVII National Congress of the Renewal in the Holy Spirit. Grandparents were, however, called on by the Pope spontaneously: "Grandparents! Are 'insurance' of our faith, the 'old folks'. Young people must carry out the Law, the elderly—like good wine—have the freedom of the Holy Spirit. They are—he continued—the wisdom of the Church. Grandmothers and grandfathers are our strength and our wisdom, they have responsibility to share this wisdom with the young. May the Lord always give us wise elders! Elderly men and women who can pass on to us the memory of our people, the memory of the Church. May they also give us what the Letter to the Hebrews says about them: a sense of joy. It says that our forebears, our elders, greeted God's promises from afar. May t his be what they teach us." We invite you to come hear testimony of our youth and adults who are working towards a Domestic Church in their own lives. Our Celebrations of Faith will be held on October 15th in English, at 6:00 pm for dinner and on October 19th in Spanish after the Spanish mass at 1:30 pm.

Hope to see you there! Kathy Baldwin D.R.E

Liturgical Schedule

Daily Morning Prayer & Mass
at 6:50 am St. Mary
Saturday Vigil - 5:30pm
Sunday - 7:30am, 10:00am
Sunday Spanish - 12:30pm

Holy Rosary Mission
Sunday - 10:00 am

Holy Days of Obligation
St. Mary - 7am & 5:30pm (7pm Spanish)
Holy Rosary - 7:00pm

Confessions - 3:30 - 5pm

Upcoming Readings

Nov 2nd, All Souls Day

1st Reading - Wisdom 3:1-9
2nd Reading - Romans 6:3-9
Gospel - John 6:37-40

Respect Life News

Are you pregnant? Do you need help? Have you been hurt by abortion? Please visit our respect life page!

For resources and information. Please join us at the Oregon Right to Life Education Foundation Dinner and Auction on Saturday, September 27th, at the Keizer Quality Suites starting at 5pm. For more information call 503-463-8563, or on line at or email

Prayer & Service

Please consider contributing a yummy dessert to this year’s auction! We are hoping to expand our dessert portion of our auction. Bake something, have your kids bake something, or buy something delicious to donate! Please call or email Meghan Bischoff and let her know what you would like to donate!

Contact Meghan Bischoff
503-551-2907 or email

Volunteers Needed

Thank you to everyone who helped make Oktoberfest run smoothly! It takes hundreds of volunteers and we are so blessed to have such a generous parish family.

Contact Meghan Bischoff online or call 503-551-2907