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Mass Times

This is my body, which will be given for you.  Do this in memory of me.

Tuesday – Friday Mornings
(Mondays: Communion Service)
8:30am
Saturday Vigil 5:00pm
Sundays 8:00am
10:30am*
12:15pm (Spanish)

* Nursery available for children 0-2 years old.  Children 3-6 years old get blessed and then released to the “Little Angels” liturgy (no registration required, parents are welcome).

Reconciliation / Confession

  • Thursdays 9am
  • Saturdays 4:00-4:30pm
  • By appointment  (Call parish office at #503-538-4312)

20 Comments

  1. Hello, I was wondering how your childcare works for the 1030 service? We have a 7 month old and 2.5 year old and wanted to know if we had to register them or take them somewhere? Thank you.

    • Hi Sarah,

      Welcome to St Peter Parish! Thanks for your question. Families with young children are happily invited into Mass. We do have a small cryroom, if parents need a quiet space. Our Children’s Liturgy ministry (“Little Angels”) – currently on summer break – will start up again in the Fall. This program is free/no registration required & designed to introduce preschool-kindergarten aged kids to our Catholic Faith through stories, songs, puppets, and crafts. Children are invited up for a blessing at the beginning of Mass and then led to their classroom, by their teacher, where they stay for the remainder of Mass w/parent pick up in classroom wing. Parents are always welcome to walk them back and get them settled &/or stay and join in the fun. Be looking in the bulletin for start up dates & plan to join us at our upcoming parish picnic (August 27).

  2. I was very interested in attending your Sunday service, but as I looked at your website to verify the address, I noticed you guys have a “why no same sex marriage” video. First off, I am a lesbian and it breaks my heart that I can’t feel comfortable attending mass, because your church is against something I have no control over. I’m going to speak for myself, being gay or lesbian is not a choice, just like being “straight” is not a choice. If it were so easy to “fix” I would have done so a long time ago. So much hypocrisy, instead of worrying about who I’m attracted to you should worry about feeding the hungry. Thanks for your time!

    • St. Peter Web Team

      Thank you for your interest in attending Mass at St. Peter, and for sharing your concerns. Please know that you are ALWAYS welcome at our parish! We’d love to have you join us. Every person, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, etc., is infinitely valuable to God, and we try to reflect that. The Church is 100% for you, not against you, and for all human souls.

      In keeping with the responsibility Jesus gave to the leader of the early church, Saint Peter, in John 21 (feed my lambs, tend my sheep), the Church has developed teachings on a wide variety of issues in order to protect God’s children and promote their health and well-being. One of these teachings concerns the sacrament of marriage.

      Would you open to meeting for coffee sometime? I’d really like to gain a deeper understanding of your perspective and experience, and just create some space for honest and open conversation. I’ll buy! : )

      • Alexander Dietrich

        Are You serious? You post a video why no same sex marriage and then say everyone is welcome. Please please please take ten seconds and see how unchristian and inhuman that sounds. YOU have no right to sit in judgement, or even argue this topic. I’ll buy You coffee and discuss this, but it will have to be around the catholic services held in Sherwood or McMinville.

        • Alexander — I’m sincerely and deeply sorry that the video elicited a negative reaction. It’s intended for informational purposes only, as the topic has received a great deal of attention recently, and in no way suggests that certain people are not welcome to join our church community.

          The Church has often failed badly in it’s calling to be a caring refuge for people of all different types, and for that we ask for God’s forgiveness. However, at St. Peter we do authentically strive to welcome and embrace everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, etc.

          It’s important to understand that the Sacrament of Marriage has a strict definition according to Church law. In addition to providing mutual love and self-giving, in order for a marriage to be sacramental the partners must be open to fertility, in accordance with natural law. You’ll find more on this in the catechism — http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p2s2c3a7.htm
          I’d greatly value meeting with you, in hopes that you could help me better understand and appreciate where you’re coming from. Peace!

    • Hello,
      I read only the first two sentences and knew exactly what You are saying. I was raised Catholic- extremely Catholic. My mother is a Blanchette, enough said. I attended and want to attend daily like I use to, but after a couple weeks I ran into that statement on this Church’s website. While I am straight, it is no place for the only Catholic Church in a community to do this. And if you sit there and say I’m wrong, please be sure to mention why to St Peter that You stood in judgement while here on earth. Church/ Mass is a place for an individual to celebrate their faith with God, not YOU! If one single person is “excluded”, I don’t want any part of it. The times we live are crazy, but if you can think about it it’s always been this way in one way or another, Jesus Christ welcomed all- its too bad You have made the choice to Judge and Exclude.

  3. Buenos dias, venimos de Nueva Jersey y tenemos una hija de 10 años y queremos bautizarla que tenemos que hacer para llevar a cabo dicho evento?

  4. I am not a Catholic… yet. I wondered if it was okay to attend on Sunday morning ( I assume so), but wondered what goes on M-F mornings?

    • Hi Dawn. Morning Mass (Mo, We, Th, Fr) typically lasts a half hour and is very like the weekend Mass, but without music. The homily is shorter, and with a usual attendance of perhaps 20 people the overall feel is different, a bit quieter and more intimate. I really enjoy morning Mass and try to attend whenever I can. Definitely encourage you to check it out! On Tuesdays (Father Don’s day off) there is a Communion celebration — similar to the regular morning Mass except the Eucharist has been consecrated in advance.

      Great to know that you are feeling stirred to go deeper into the Catholic faith. There are quite a number of us converts around — let us or the parish office know if you have questions or want to move to the next step.

  5. I come from Salem, Oregon from the church St Edwards. I am currently studying at George Fox University. While I was at St Edwards, I attended four years, one to do my confirmation the other three because I was a helper. I ended serving the youth group leader as her assistant for the youth group, I was wondering if this church offered a hispanic youth group and if their is any way I can get involved.

    Buenos dias vengo de Salem, Oregon de la iglesia de San Eduardo. Ahorita estoy estudiando en la universidad de George Fox. Atendi a la iglesia de San Eduardo cuatro anios, un anio fue para hacer mi cofirmacion los otros tres, nomas para ayudarle a la seniora. Fui ayudante de la asistente en el grupo juvenil en la iglesia de San Eduardo y queria saver si esta iglesia tenia un grupo juvenil y como puedo ser parte. Gracias.

    • In the past St. Peter has had a separate youth group for native Spanish speakers and native English speakers, but this year the two have been combined. I’m sure our DRE Shelly Didway (503.538.4312, sdidway@archdpdx.org) would love to have you get involved!

      Thanks so much for reaching out.

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