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;

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. REGISTER NOW

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

Register for FREE with our Parish Code: 37VYWE 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!