Message From the Pastor

2014 Synod on the Family in Rome

Just about a year ago, on October 8, 2013, Pope Francis called on the bishops of the world to re-examine the Church's role in reaching out to families. The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization was to be taken up in two parts. Showing his concern for the current lack of pastoral responsiveness to modern families, Pope Francis called for an Extraordinary Synod on the Family (October 5 - 19, 2014) as the first part of a process for examining the challenges facing the Church and Catholic families today. The first synod will lead to a second, "ordinary" synod that will be held October 4 - 25, 2015. Pope Francis has asked our prayers for the upcoming Synod with these words:

Prayer to the Holy Family

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendor of true love, to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic Churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division:

may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth, may the approaching Synod of Bishops make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer. Amen

— Pope Francis

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

Oct 5th, 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

1st Reading - Isaiah 5:1-7 (139A)
2nd Reading - Philippians 4:6-9
Gospel - Matthew 21:33-43

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

The parish auction is right around the corner. If you are interested in helping in any of the following ways please contact Meghan Bischoff ASAP!

Setting Up
Cleaning Up
Silent Auction (before and during the event)
Oral Auction (before and during the event)
Coordinating Youth Baskets
Bulk Mailings (invitations, donor requests, thank you's, etc.)
Computer Input
Organizing Donations
Thank you, in advance, to everyone who is willing to help! What a blessing you are

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