St. Mary's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception


The Sacraments mediate grace to live and witness our Roman Catholic faith. The Sacraments take place in community, whether as milestones or as everyday gifts, In joyful times and in sorrowful times we join together to support one another and to receive God's grace. For more information, questions or concerns, please contact the parish office at 503.228.4397

Baptism of Infants

We invite parishioners desiring to baptize their infants to make arrangements for a one hour preparatory session. During this session, parents will review the meaning of the sacrament and arrange a time for the ceremony.  Sessions are usually held once every month. Baptisms are usually celebrated after the 11am Sunday Mass. To register for a session, please call the parish office at 503.228.4397. 

Baptism of Adults

We encourage adults who wish to be baptized, and adults baptized in another Christian tradition to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). For information, please see the bulletin or contact the parish office at 503.228.4397. 

First Confession (Reconciliation) and First Communion (Eucharist)

Preparation for these sacraments spans two years, beginning in First Grade. Children may be prepared in their Second Grade class at Cathedral School, or in the Sunday School of Religion, which meets from 10:15 am until 11:00 am in the school. Parents, who must be parishioners, also attend two evening sessions; we encourage parents to take an active part in the preparation of their children. First Reconciliation is celebrated at a special service during Lent. First Communion is celebrated at the 9 am Mass on the first Sunday of May. 


Confirmation is offered every year in the parish. We invite high school students to prepare for the sacrament by attending, and participating in, sessions which extend through from fall into spring. Students must attend every session in order to be confirmed. Adults prepare for Confirmation through RCIA. Details of these programs are announced in the bulletin. 

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

The sacrament is available every Monday and Saturday afternoon from 4 until 5:15 pm and every 1st Saturday following the 7:30AM mass. A private confession may be arranged by appointment. During Advent and Lent, the parish offers an evening Reconciliation service, consisting of readings from Scripture, a homily, and an opportunity for private confessions. The date and time of the service is announced in the bulletin. 


The schedule of Mass times is located on our parish homepage. If you wish to arrange Communion for a homebound parishioner, including a sick relative or friend, please contact the parish office at 503.228.4397. 


Please review our policies and procedures before calling the parish office. Marriages must be scheduled at least six months in advance of the wedding date. 

Anointing of the Sick

Although this sacrament is administered to those in danger of death, it it may be received without danger of death such as surgery. The elderly, the sick, or anyone in recovery may also request anointing. Please call the parish office to request this sacrament. 


Please contact the parish office when someone is near death, or when there has been a death in the family. We give families our highest priority during this difficult time and consider it an honor to serve you.