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...

October Feature:

Why do I need the Church?

Thursday November 23rd at 9:00 am

Bilingual Thanksgiving Mass

Please bring non-perishable food for Mission Benedict.

The Collection at the Mass will be for Mission Benedict.

Current and upcoming events

Seasonal Events and Mass Schedules

Events schedule:

  • November 23:  Thanksgiving Mass 9:00 am
  • November 23 & 24:  Office Closed – Thanksgiving Weekend
  • December 4:  Sip & Shop: A Night Out for the Ladies
  • December 8:  Feast of the Immaculate Conception Holy Day of Obligation Masses times are:  7:00 am, 5:30 pm English & 7:00 pm Spanish, 7:00 pm at Holy Rosary
  • December 11:  Last Picture Directory
  • December 12:Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe – 5:00 am La Mananitas, 6:30 pm Mass, Reception following Mass

Message from the Pastor

Welcome! It is an honor and privilege to be in my sixteenth 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

October Feature:
Why do I need the Church?

October 2017 marks the 500-year anniversary of when Martin Luther made his 95 Theses known to the world, an event that caused widespread confusion regarding the nature and authority of the Church and led to a fracturing of the Church into thousands of different denominations. There is no doubt that the Church is always in need of reform, but as historian Hilaire Belloc writes: “We agree that there were rats in the castle; we wanted to chase out the rats, not burn down the Castle.” Sadly, the increasing secularization of our culture is due in large part to Christian division. As Catholics, we need to know the answers to the question “Why do I need the Church?” and be prepared to boldly share those reasons with others as well as pray for Christian unity.

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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