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 at St. Mary’s is offered for families, and students in grades K-12, from late September to the end of April. In addition to our Regular Programs (Family Catechesis: Sundays from 11:15am-12:15pm OR K-12 Age-Level Classes: Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm) to assist in a child’s ongoing Religious Education, we also offer 2 year – Sacramental Preparation Classes for 1st Sacraments (Reconciliation & Eucharist), and Confirmation*(1st Mondays of each month Oct-April from 6:30-8pm). For 2020-21, we will offer in-person and on-line regular & sacramental prep classes, with various precautions and smaller class sizes.

Classes have begun!

Here are your resources:

St. Mary’s YM & RE Calendar 2020-21 – When do we meet for different programs? Yellow=Family Catechesis, Blue=Sacramental Prep, etc.

Grade Calendars 2020-21 – Our primary program for In-person & At-Home/On-line for 1-6 is the ‘Faith & Life’ series and the ‘Spirit of Truth’ Kindergarten program. This document explains which chapters we will be covering at EACH Grade Level k-6. At-Home or In-Person.

My Catholic Faith Delivered – here is the link for the On-line learning for Grades 1-6. If you did not request a login but would like access, please contact Mrs. Berna.

Sophia Institute – Spirit of Truth – Online Learning App to accompany the Kindergarten program.

AT-HOME PARENT GUIDES (A simple guide to use with textbooks for Wednesdays that we do not meet in-person) Versión en español próximamente. Libros de texto en español disponibles a pedido.

October 14:

October 28:

SACRAMENTAL PREP – Augustine Institute’s Signs of Grace Online Format (Please request login link to have complete guided access)

Calendars 2020-21 – Sacramental Prep

To view just the monthly videos, go to FORMED.ORG and search the following in English or Espanol:


For 2nd Year – 1st Communion: “Signs of Grace You are Loved Session____”

For 1st Year – Reconciliation: “Signs of Grace You are Forgiven Session____”


For 2nd Year – 1st Communion: “Presence” or “Presencia”

For 1st Year – Reconciliation: “Forgiven” or “Perdonado”

2020-21 Registration Forms  English   Español

Send requested forms & payments to: Religious Ed. Office – 575 E. College – Mt. Angel, OR 97362

Send electronic forms to:

Summer Ideas - St Mary Catholic Church


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.

2020-21 Registration Forms- English    Español

ONLINE Registration – here!

FF Overview 2020-21 – COMING SOON!

FF Overview 2019-2020  

Kinder – 6th Faith Formation Calendars 2020-21 – COMING SOON!

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