St. Mary
Catholic Church
In the Benedictine Tradition since 1881
Parish Contact
Main Office: 503-845-2296
Fax: 503.845.2297
Faith Formation: 503.845.4282
Email: click here

Greetings from St. Mary Catholic Church,
Mount Angel, Oregon!

Welcome! It is a real joy to begin my 17th year as pastor St. Mary’s, a great community of faith which has such a long and rich history and is filled with such warm and wonderful people...

Christmas Eve 5 pm Family Mass
Christmas Eve 9 pm Mass of the Night
Christmas Morning 7:30 am, 10 am
Christmas Morning 12:30 pm Spanish
Christmas Morning 10 am at Holy Rosary Mission

Christmas Mass Schedule

December 18th at 7 pm

Advent Reconciliation Service

Current and upcoming events

Seasonal Events and Mass Schedules

Events schedule:

  • December 12: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe La Mananitas 5 am, Mass 7 pm, Reception following Mass
  • December 18: Parish Advent Reconciliation Service 7 pm
  • December 24: 5 pm Family Mass, 7 pm Posadas in the Church, 9 pm Mass of the Night
  • December 25: 7:30 am Mass, 10 am Mass, 10 am Mass Holy Rosary English, 12:30 pm Spanish

Message from the Pastor

Welcome! It is a real joy to begin my 17th year as pastor St. Mary’s, a great community of faith which has such a long and rich history and is filled with such warm and wonderful people. Our parish includes the descendants of the German and Swiss Catholic families who moved or immigrated into the area beginning in 1867, the descendants of Mexican-American / Latino Catholic families who have moved or immigrated here over many years, as well as many individuals and families from other places who now call St. Mary’s their home.

Our Benedictine heritage of over 135 years comes from both the Monks of Mount Angel Abbey (from Engelberg Abbey, Switzerland), who were and continue to serve as priests; as well as the Sisters of Queen of Angels Monastery (from Maria Richenbach Monastery, Switzerland) who have served as teachers in religious education and in other ministries. Both of these Benedictine communities have operated schools which educated generations of parishioners. The parish was founded in 1881 with Frs. Adelhelm Odermatt, pastor, and Nicholas Frei, assistant.

We are a vibrant community of committed and active Roman Catholics. We have 1182 households and 3871 individuals coming from 26 zip codes around the Willamette Valley. The Sacraments are celebrated in both English and Spanish. You can see in the faces of the individuals and families of this parish the diversity and beauty of our community often referred to as “Catholic Central” by others in the Archdiocese of Portland. We got that name because of the parish, two Benedictine religious communities, as well as the Carmelite and Missionaries of the Holy Spirit formation houses nearby in a town of about 3000!

We welcome all as Christ (Rule of St. Benedict, Ch. 53,1) to St. Mary’ Parish and invite all for the celebration of the Sacraments, prayer, on-going faith education opportunities at all age levels and community involvement. Please contact for any needs and if you wish to register as parishioners.

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

December Feature:
Advent Reflections

Preparing for the birth of our Savior

This year, FORMED is offering daily Advent reflections for the whole family direct to your parishioners’ inboxes! Participants will receive a daily video reflection from Dr. Tim Gray and can opt in to add children’s reflections from beloved animated character Brother Francis to their daily email! Sign up now!

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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 – Saturdays 3:30 – 5pm, anytime by appointment