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

Every Thursday except that last 7:00 to 9:00pm in the Parish Center Fireside Room

For older children and adults seeking Baptism, we offer an ongoing process of formation called The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) This process is also appropriate for those who were baptized in another faith tradition and wish to become Catholic.

Full initiation into the Church occurs in stages and includes celebration of the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation. The initiation process is meant to respect the developmental nature of faith growth. It incorporates the catechetical and liturgical stages in a one or two year process that allows the candidates to become sensitive to God’s invitation to love, to become familiar with the teaching of the Church, and to experience the community dimension of Church. The members of St. Mary parish share this journey of faith through their prayer, witness and companionship. Children who have reached catechetical age (usually the age of 7) are appropriate candidates for the RCIA process.

Participation in the RCIA process begins with our gathering some initial family information, followed by an interview with the candidate. Classes begin in September.

COST: None

For more information, contact:

Joe Kloft 503-845-6514
Bernadette Wagner 503-845-4282 or

Spanish R.C.I.A

Contact: Cristo Cervantes at 503-845-2296