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...

Current and upcoming events

Seasonal Events and Mass Schedules

Events schedule:

  • November 7:Family Faith Night 6:00 pm
  • November 12:The Parish Office is closed for Veteran’s Day
  • November 22:Thanksgiving Mass 9:00 am
  • November 22 & 23:The Parish Office is closed for Thanksgiving and the day after

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

October Feature:
How do we respond to a culture that no longer believes in truth?

We live in a society where being “intolerant” is the greatest sin of all. Catholics often feel they must make a choice between being moral and being kind. In Who Am I To Judge, Dr. Edward Sri explains how to engage with this culture in an unrelentingly moral and loving way.

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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