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

Family Faith

How precious is THE FAMILY,

as the privileged place for TRANSMITTING THE FAITH.

-Pope Francis

We are here for you. Every step, and every stage. Every struggle, obstacle, and heartache. Every joy and every milestone.

We will walk with you, support you, and remind you in every way that you are loved, and a CHILD OF GOD!

Our mission is to assist parents in creating a strong Catholic foundation, where our young will KNOW, LOVE, & SERVE God, and have a thirst to always grow:

  •  in their FAITH, HOPE, & LOVE;

CORONAVIRUS News & Updates: 

Faith Formation Classes ended a little sooner than we hoped due to Covid-19, but we are already getting geared up for next year! Registration for the 2020-21 Faith Formation year will be available soon!

As of May 9th, we will again be allowed to gather for MASS! It will be different for a while, but we will all have an opportunity to be there in-person, and receive Jesus, BODY, BLOOD, SOUL, & DIVINITY! Click here to read the latest update and find out how to get signed up to come to Mass. En español aquí.



  • PRAYER!! This Summer, try to adopt a new family tradition of praying the Rosary or Chaplet of Divine Mercy once a week. You can talk to God anytime and anywhere, He want to hear from your heart and He also wants to speak to your heart, so give Him an opportunity to do that too, with a few minutes of silence each day.

Remember the church is open everyday, so come in and be with Jesus. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday – 9am-4pm; Thursday – 9am-9pm; Saturday & Sunday – 1:30-5pm

  • CONFESSIONS – Confessions are still heard Saturdays from 3-5pm. Currently, they WILL NOT be heard in the regular confessional. To help with physical distancing, a make shift area will be set up toward the front of the church, by the St. Joseph Altar. You may also contact Fr. Philip for individual confessions outside of the regularly scheduled time, by calling the office. Look for the PRACTICE CONFESSION & Examination of Conscience Links below!


  • KEEPING HOLY THE SABBATH – While we now have the opportunity to attend Mass, it is not required, not an obligation, and is not a sin, if we choose to stay home. The Archbishop has given special DISPENSATION during this time of Covid craziness.  If you are not able to attend Holy Mass, there are still many ways that you can keep Sundays holy. Get out your bible or favorite app and read the Sunday Readings.  Set up your house like a mini chapel, complete with an altar and “pews”. Go through as much as the Mass as you can.  Sing one of your favorite songs, with the help of YouTube.  Pray for the Body of Christ, and unite yourself to God and His church. Tune in to one of the many Masses available on Youtube, or click here to pray along with St. Mary’s.

  • FAITH FORMATION & SACRAMENTAL PREP–  First Communions & Confirmations WILL STILL HAPPEN, but possibly not on the exact date as had been thought. We will keep you updated! For now, checkout some of the links below for Reconciliation & Eucharist Prep! Jump over to the HS page for the Confirmation info. You can always email Mrs. Berna if you need anything.

1st Communions 2020 Covid Style – What Now? Read this first.

St. Mary’s At-Home Eucharist Prep Suggestions

1st Communion Quick Catechism – What you should know Good start for your kids preparing for 1st Communion. (Ingles y Espanol)

PRACTICE CONFESSION Practice Practice Practica!! (Ingles y Espanol)

Examination of Consciense KIDS


Catholic Family Resources

Lots of options to keep you connected, and keep your kids learning, engaged, and entertained! Explore & Enjoy!

Register for FREE! Just find our parish, check your email, follow the link, and explore all kinds of great materials! Video Programs, Books, Movies, Cartoons, Audio Talks, and much much more!!

You can also get the app in the App Store! JOIN NOW!



Faith Formation Classes

The Faith Formation Programs at St. Mary’s strive to bring all youth to a deeper love for God, an intimate relationship with Jesus, and a fuller understanding of their Catholic Faith. All grades, from K-12 have the option to choose to attend classes weekly; either Wednesday nights from 6:30pm to 7:50pm or Sunday mornings from 11:10am to 12:20pm.

FF Overview 2019-2020 

Commitment of Treasure FormTime Talent Service Form

Kinder – 6th Faith Formation Calendars 2019-20

Alive in Christ

For K-6th grades, St. Mary’s uses the ‘Alive in Christ’ / ‘Vivos in Cristo’ Textbook Series from Our Sunday Visitor, to guide weekly lessons.
Click the link below to visit the Our Sunday Visitor Alive in Christ Family Page! Do a review, submit homework, play games relating to each chapter. A great way for your kids to get tickets for drawings! Check it out!


To receive 1st Reconciliation(Confession), 1st Eucharist(Communion), or Confirmation, sacramental prep class & regular religious ed attendance is required.

It is a 2-yr program for 1st Sacraments, starting with Reconciliation class every 1st Sunday during (ideally) the 1st grade year, followed by another year of 1st Sunday classes before receiving Holy Communion. Each year there is a day-retreat for parents and students to deepen their love and understanding of each Sacrament. This is in addition to regular Faith Formation classes held either every Wednesday or every Sunday.

It is also a 2-yr program for Confirmation. Youth will again meet every Wednesday or Sunday in preparation for this very important Sacrament. Service Project, Retreats, Mentor Meetings, and other requirements are also a part of St. Mary's Confirmation preparation.

The 2-year programs will help to ensure the child’s understanding and readiness for each of these amazing Sacraments. REGISTER NOW