Our Lady of Perpetual Help
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
We just wanted to say thank you to all who donated food, money, time, and prayer to our Thanksgiving boxes. There were some very grateful families when they received their Thanksgiving boxes.
You blessed us so much, we are also planning on Christmas food boxes! Date of distribution TBD.
Thank you again for everything! Blessings to you all!
NOTE FROM OFFICE: If your family needs a food box for Christmas, please call the office to register (541-926-1449). We will need to know a contact name and number as well as how many are in your family. We will share as much as we are able. God Bless.
The giving tree will be set up by the first week of Advent.
Tags may be taken by parishioners from the trees located by the entrance. When returning a gift, please bring it in a gift bag and NOT wrapped. Include the tag with the gift. This is to help the volunteers organize gifts once they are returned. Last day to bring gifts to the office is the 17th of December.
If you would like to sign up your family, please contact the office (541-926-1449) with your name and the gender, ages, sizes (shirt and shoe) and a couple gift ideas for your children. Last day to request gifts is the 5th of December. Parents may pick up the gifts from the office on December 22nd. Please contact David Lake with any questions at 541-981-9133.
Resources for Advent Reflections
- Sign up at AdventReflections.com, and from Sunday, November 27 through Sunday, December 25 (Christmas Day), Bishop Barron will send you a short email with an uplifting spiritual reflection.
You’ll also receive exclusive videos, access to free giveaways of Bishop Barron’s DVDs and books, and special discounts on new and exciting resources.
Bishop Barron will be offering these reflections in both English and Spanish so even more people can benefit.
The best part of all? It’s totally FREE!
Per the Governor and our Archdiocese, we are back to a maximum of 25 people at Mass, including those serving the Mass.
Statewide: Faith gatherings must not exceed 25 people indoors or 50 people outdoors. Physical distancing of 6 feet and wearing of face coverings are still mandated. These directives apply to all faith gatherings, regardless of where the gathering is being held, including in-home faith gatherings.
All Mass attendance is by appointment only. Please be aware that this will be until at least December 2nd, but may go on longer. If you have been on our lists for scheduling, but wish to suspend your attendance for the time being, please call us to let us know. Otherwise we will continue to rotate attendance and make our calls during the week to let people know if they are on the lists for the coming weekend and weekdays.
Also per the archdiocese, we may have satellite locations for Masses during the holidays, if we adhere to the following:
o Separate entrances and exits
o No shared facilities such as bathrooms
o No shared spaces such as hallways & foyers
o Separate enclosed spaces
Call ahead to be on the lists for holiday Masses.
No small groups during this 2nd shutdown.
Stay tuned for re-opening.
No hay grupos pequeños durante este segundo apagado.
Estén atentos para la reapertura.
How to Register for Confessions or Masses?
How Do I Sign Up for Confession?
Confessions are on Saturdays from 3-4pm and 5:40-6:30pm. Call 541-926-1449 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and give us the name of each person in your family who wants an appointment, as well as a phone number for us to confirm back with you (means we should be able to leave a voicemail if you don’t answer). We fill the slots at next available, sometimes that may mean the following week. You need to call in EACH time you want confession.
How Do I Register for Mass?
Similar to Confessions, call or email the names of all who will be coming for Mass, give us a phone number to call for confirmation (means we should be able to leave a voicemail if you don’t answer) and tell us which Masses are possible for you to attend in order of preference, in case your first choice is full any given week. You will be called by Friday at the latest if you are down for a Mass between the following Saturday thru Friday. You do not need to call every week; only call in again for changes to your schedule. We fill each Mass by New people first, second are ones who didn’t attend the week prior, then in order of least number of weeks running. So, someone who has been invited only 2 times will be scheduled before someone who has been invited 3-4 times running.
English Masses: Saturday 4:30pm, Sunday 8:30 & 10:30am, Wed-Fri 8:30am
Spanish Masses: Saturday 7pm, Sunday 12:30pm, Tuesday 7pm
Remember the dispensation from having to attend Mass physically is still in effect. Anyone who is not feeling well, even a small cold or allergies, please watch Mass online or on TV. Masks are required any time you are on site.
(Call in to be put on list for scheduling)
Saturday Vigil 4:30 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Daily Masses Wednesday – Friday 8:30 AM
(Solo por cita)
Saturday 7:00 PM
Sunday 12:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 PM
Saturday 3:00 – 4:00 PM & 5:40-6:30 PM
Please call ahead to make the appointment.
The Chapel is open 5:00am – 12:00am with the exceptions below:
CLOSED Saturday 4-8:30pm
CLOSED Sunday, Wednesday thru Friday 7-1:30pm
LAST TUESDAY of the month 6-7pm in the church
We rely on you! As a parish, we depend on your contributions and stewardship. If you are able, we ask that you continue your generous support. Options are:
- Mail checks to the office at 815 Broadalbin St SW, Albany, OR 97321
- If you would like to set up online giving, please click HERE
- You may set up auto withdrawal from your bank account
Need help for options 2 or 3? Email email@example.com and Joy DeCastro will contact you at her earliest convenience.
Thank you to those of you who have already continued giving. Your loving hearts are cherished!
Anyone who is unable to attend, or for health reasons is wisely staying safely at home, IT’S OKAY! The dispensation is still in place. We will continue posting weekend masses in FaceBook. For this weekend, the masses will be streamed at 10:30am for the English Mass; 12:30pm for the Spanish Mass.
Please check us out on our FaceBook page:
You do not have to have your own account or log in, just click “Not Now” (takes a minute to pop up) and then scroll and click into the mass you wish to view.
For those who have a FaceBook account
and would like extra help on how to view live Masses, here is another way to view the Mass:
- Open your FaceBook account.
- Search for St. Mary’s Albany Facebook page and click the “Liked” on your left side (see below under left corner of skyline of our church)
- Once you liked the page, it will always notify you every time St. Mary’s Facebook page has a live-streaming or a posting.
- You can find the posting notification at the right corner of the page under the image of the bell (see hand)
Small Group Protocol
In order to begin use of parish space for small groups, the leader of each group must read, sign and ensure compliance with the following protocol. They must also trade in old keys for new ones, or they won’t be able to get into the church buildings. Read protocols here: Small Group Protocol
Grupos Pequenos Protocolo
Para comenzar el uso del espacio parroquial para grupos pequeños, el líder de cada grupo debe leer, firmar y asegurar el cumplimiento del siguiente protocolo. También deben cambiar las llaves antiguas por otras nuevas, o no podrán entrar en los edificios de la iglesia. Leer los porotocolos aquí: Small Group Protocol Span
Decree Extending Suspension of Masses
Archbishop Sample issued a new decree extending the suspension of the public celebration of Holy Mass and issuing a corresponding dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Masses. The Archbishop has made this extension until further notice and with the intention to reinstate the public celebration of the Holy Mass at the soonest date possible, following the recommendations of public health and other civil officials. Cover letter and decree can be found here in ENGLISH, SPANISH and VIETNAMESE.
Archbishop Sample invites you to Mass
EWTN (both on TV and online)
St. Cecilia in Beaverton (FB)
St. Joseph in Salem (YouTube)
Bishop Barron (online)
Magnificat (free online or download the app)
Click here to get FORMED . Catholic Netflix with movies, bible studies, ebooks and more.
Resources for Prayer and Engagement during Coronavirus
Want to meet with your groups electronically? Here’s how
Stay tuned to catholicsentinel.org, elcentinelacatolico.org or our Facebook and Twitter feeds for the latest news @CatholicSentnl and @CentinelaEC . Multiple stories are posted daily.
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Enlace en Español para la Santa Misa:
Enlace en Ingles para la Santa misa, a las 10:30am, o en español a las 12:30pm a la iglesia Santa María
Presidida por nuestro Arzobispo Sample
Otros enlaces para la Santa Misa