St. Mary's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Mary’s Cathedral -
With higher numbers being allowed to attend Mass and without the requirement to keep attendance records, sign ups for Mass are no longer required. There will be no door monitors at the daily Masses, but we’ve invited Greeters back to weekend Masses to welcome you & pass out the bulletin. The blue tape and ropes have been removed from the pews so when you enter the church, just find a seat that is 6 feet from your neighbor.
Rest assured that we are adding more signs saying that masks are mandatory* & reminding everyone to practice social distancing. Disinfecting wipes will be available when you enter the church so that you may disinfect your pew before being seated.
Between weekend Masses we will use the new electrostatic sprayer we’ve purchased for disinfecting the church.
We look forward to welcoming you to St. Mary’s Cathedral. Read on for a message from Msgr. O'Connor.
Jennifer Overbay, Business Manager
*unless a disability or medical conditions prevents one from safely wearing a mask
I am excited to be the next rector of St. Mary’s Cathedral and to serve as your parish priest. In the coming weeks and months I hope to be able to greet many of you and get to know you and your families. If I can be of any assistance to you or if you have any questions please feel free to contact me at any time. The best means of communication is via email ([email protected]) or alternatively call the parish office. People are already asking me what my priorities will be for the Cathedral and all I can say now is that it is to get to know you and go from there. I am sure that once I get settled in and see the lay of the land, so to speak, I will be able to think more strategically about my role. But as with anything we do, I hope to be able to lead us all in spiritual growth and a solid understanding of our Catholic faith.
I am pleased to announce that we will resume our regular confession schedule and indeed I have added an extra hour of confessions each week on Mondays, before the evening Mass from 4:00-5:15pm, in addition to the Saturday confessions at the same time. For the time being we have suspended the evening Masses Tuesday-Friday, due to lack of attendance. I would like to remind you that there is a 6:00pm Mass on those days at the beautiful church of St. Patrick which is less than a mile away from the cathedral. There are some cards at the entrance to the cathedral with our current Mass and Confession schedule, please take one home with you.
I would like to thank Msgr. Brennan for his kindnesses to me during this transition and of course for his pastoral leadership these last ten years.Please be assured of my prayers for you all.
Msgr. Gerard O’Connor
Click on the Image Above to see a Video which Introduces your new Rector.
Welcome to St. Mary's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon
St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is a community of Christians in the Roman Catholic Tradition. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, and through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we continue the mission of Jesus Christ through liturgy, prayer, education, and service toward our neighbor. As the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Portland, and as a parish community, we offer hospitality to all visitors, celebrate archdiocesan events, and witness the joy of the Gospel to the City of Portland.
Tuesday - Saturday 7:30 AM
Saturday Vigil Mass 5:30 PM
Sunday: 7:30; 9:00; & 11:00 AM Mass
Monday 4:00-5:15 PM
Saturday 4:00-5:15 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - Noon
Readings for the week of January 17, 2021
- Sunday: 1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19 / Ps 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10 [8a, 9a] / 1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20 / http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/011721.cfm
- Jn 1: 35-42
- Monday: Heb 5:1-10 / Ps 110:1, 2, 3, 4 [4b] / Mk 2:18-22
- Tuesday: Heb 6:10-20 / Ps 111:1-2, 4-5, 9 and 10c  / Mk 2:23-28
- Wednesday: Heb 7:1-3, 15-17 / Ps 110:1, 2, 3, 4 [4b] / Mk 3:1-6
- Thursday: Heb 7:25—8:6 / Ps 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 17 [8a and 9a] / Mk 3:7-12
- Friday: Heb 8:6-13 / Ps 85:8 and 10, 11-12, 13-14 [11a] / Mk 3:13-19
- Saturday: Heb 9:2-3, 11-14 / Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9  / Mk 3:20-21
- Next Sunday: Jon 3:1-5, 10 / Ps 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 [4a] / 1 Cor 7:29-31 / Mk 1:14-20
Archbishop of Portland in Oregon
Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus
Principal, Cathedral School
Chair, Pastoral Council
Chair, Finance Council
Volunteer Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry
Director, Sunday School