Message From the Pastor

Social Media: TWITTER @stmarypastor

Social Media , especially for our young parish- ioners, is the means by which many communicate and get information. Very few people read newspapers or books anymore. There are many means of social communication. I have to ad- mit that I am behind the curve on most of this. I don’t have a "smart phone." I don’t text. But I have a responsibility to use the means of communication and evangelization that are literally at my finger - tips.

I use e - mail a lot and our parish maintains a website that tries to keep up with the latest developments, but sometimes it is difficult. In 2010, Margaret Inoue got me started on TWITTER . I find I like the fact that one only has 140 characters to get the message out there. I only have 37 followers, but I have sent out 76 “tweets” to date. Last week, I decided to give up - to - date information about schedule changes, upcoming events, funeral arrangement notices, and other items that might be of help and interest to the parishioners of St. Mary Catholic Church, Mt. Angel. I found that it was really helpful to ‘get the word out.’ If you go to our website: , you will now find a BUTTON on the top, right hand side of the page that invites you to follow me on I am using stmarypastor so it is easy to remember. My pledge to you is to keep this updated (except when I have my day off or I am on vacation), so that you know what is happening in the parish. Mass times are listed on the main page. Any changes to the schedule or updates regarding such events like the FALL FESTIVAL and AUCTION or Christmas Sched- ule will be posted. It is my hope that all who wish will know every- thing that I know about in the parish in a timely manner.

Janitorial /Custodial Position @ St. Mary’s

Eddie Rodriguez is leaving the position to devot e himself full-time to his landscaping/home maintenance business. We h ave been very blessed to have Eddie over these years. He has set a standard of ex- cellence in cleaning our facilities and handling th e set-up and take- down of many events here. If you know someone who has experi- ence in this area, can work with little supervision , lives within 15 minutes of St. Mary’s and can fulfill the other cri terion for the job, contact Michelle for job description, and submit résumé and refer- ences. This is a full-time position w/ benefits. Successful back- ground check, valid driver’s license & own transpo rtation required. Deadline November 17th. Interviews to follow. 503. 845.2296

Gratefully, Father Philip Waibel, OSB, Pastor

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


1st Reading - Ezekiel 34:11 - 12, 15 - 17 (160A)
2nd Reading - 1 Corinthians 15:20 - 26, 28
Gospel - Matthew 25:31 - 46

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

Thank you to everyone who gave time and donated to this year’s auction. I am so grateful for having the opportunity to work with such a wonderful parish. This year’s auction would not have happened without each and everyone one of you. Thank you to our auction team, table sponsors, kitchen crews, beverage crew, Joe and Kathy Traeger, Junior Catholic Daughters, and FBYC. You all played a huge part in our success!

Contact Meghan Bischoff
503-551-2907 or email