St. Mary
Catholic Church
In the Benedictine Tradition since 1881
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Message from the Pastor

Welcome! It is an honor and privilege to be in my fourteenth year as pastor of this parish. Over these years it has been such a joy to watch as people grow in their lives and faith and share it in prayer and worship...

December Feature: God is with Us!

“Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel (which means, God with us)” [Matthew 1:23]

Advent Wreath

The Advent wreath contains 4 candles. All of the candles are purple except the third (which is rose).The symbolic meanings of the candles can vary but they are often:


1. Hope — expectation of what is to come and sometimes prophecy

2. Love — sometimes called the Bethlehem Candle

3. Joy — this rose candle is often called Mary’s Candle

4. Peace — it can often be called the Angel’s Candle

Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe
December 12th
Mananitas (Morning Prayer) 5:00 am
Mass 6:30 pm at the Festhalle
Dinner & Entertainment following Mass

Current and upcoming events

Seasonal Events and Mass Schedules

Events schedule:

  • December 1: Advent Reconciliation Service beginning at 7pm
  • December 4: Sacramental Prep 11:00 am
  • December 6: Ladies Shopping Night 7:00 pm Parish Center
  • December 6: St. Nicholas will be visiting the church at 6:30 pm
  • December 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass times are 7:00 am English, 5:30 pm English, 7:00 pm Spanish & 7:00 pm Holy Rosary
  • December 12: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mananitas 5:00 am in the church, Mass 7:00 pm in the Festhalle
  • December 15: Children’s Christmas Program 7:00 pm in the church
  • December 16: Posadas Begin schedule of times and places will be in the bulletin Sunday Dec. 11th
  • December 24: Christmas Eve Family Mass 5:00 pm English, Liturgy of Midnight 9:00 pm English
  • December 25: Christmas Day Masses 7:30 am English, 10:00 am English, 12:30 pm Spanish

Message from the Pastor

Welcome! It is an honor and privilege to be in my fourteenth year as pastor of this parish. Over these years it has been such a joy to watch as people grow in their lives and faith and share it in prayer and worship.
Since the founding of the parish in 1881, Benedictine priests from Mount Angel Abbey, and sisters from Queen of Angels Monastery have ministered to the parish. Initially German Catholic settlers were served and over the years, many others have come to call Mt. Angel home, especially our Hispanic/Latino members.
We are a vibrant community of Roman Catholic believers who are animated by the Holy Spirit. We see the presence of Christ and to welcome and serve one another as we would Christ himself.

Gratefully,
Philip Waibel, OSB
Pastor, St. Mary Parish
Mount Angel, OR

December Feature: God is with Us!

“Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel (which means, God with us)” [Matthew 1:23]

Why did He do it? Why did God become one of us? St. Athanasius gives a startling answer to that question: “For the Son of God became man so that we might become God.” In other words, the transforming effect of God’s grace made available to us through Jesus Christ literally makes us more divine, more like God. Understanding this expands our understanding of salvation.

Jesus became one of us to save us from something, our sin, but also to save us for something, participating in divine life! What a gift!

(Then below on the read more area)
Movie: The Story of the Nativity
Program: Advent
Book: Mary: God’s Yes to Man
Audio: God Made Man

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Liturgical Schedule
Daily Morning Prayer & Mass
at 6:50 am St. Mary

Week-End
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 – Saturdays 3:30 – 5pm, anytime by appointment