• 541-926-1449
  • olphoffice@stmarysalbany.com
  • Albany, Oregon

Parish Announcements

Parish Picnic September 24th after 10:30am Mass

There will be the usual 8:30am Mass, but no 12:30pm Mass. The 10:30am will be bilingual and followed by the picnic.

Games, music, FOOD! Fun for everyone, so bring family and friends.

Silent Auction and Live Auction

This year, our dinner and auction will help raise funds for the new HVAC systems we need.  There will be a Silent Auction at the end of October, but first we need the items to put up for bid.  In the past we have had people donate things like:

  • 2 nights at a beach house
  • Meals, both pre-cooked ready to heat or cooked at site for a party
  • Progressive Dinner
  • Craft Party
  • Picnic basket loaded with food and
  • accoutrements
  • Icons
  • Hot Air Balloon ride
  • Hamburger meat
  • Appliances
  • House Cleaning
  • Yard work
  • Mint compost
  • Basket packages (make-up, Tailgate, camping, kids, gardening, tea, wine)
  • Bikes
  • Etc.

If you have items you would like to donate to the church for our auction, please contact Ace Tupasi to let him know and to coordinate when/where to drop off an item or a description.

Deadline for donations is October 15.


The Silent Auction will begin the weekend of October 28-29.  There will be tables in the Gathering space with bid sheets on them.  You have a choice of going up to the next pre-determined increment, or of matching the top price so no one can outbid you.  Please be sure we can read your full name and phone number so we can contact the winners.

The actual dinner, with a Live Cake Auction afterwards, will be November 17th.  The tickets will go on sale beginning October 7th after all Masses.  The cost is $15/person.  Wine & Beer will be sold separately.

If anyone would like to donate wine, beer, or cakes for the Live Auction, we would be oh so grateful.

Religious Ed, First Communion and Youth Confirmation

English Religious Ed Classes, K-5: El primer día de clase fue el Viernes 15 de Septiembre a las 7:00pm

La Primera Comunión: El primer día de clase fue el Viernes 15 de Septiembre a las 7:00pm

Para mas información contacte a Honorina al  541 619-1504   o al 541-926-1449 ext. 308 olphformacionenlafe@stmarysalbany.com

Youth Confirmation – Classes are FULL!

Registration for Confirmation has been completed. If you didn’t bring them to the registration day, please bring to the office a copy of your child’s baptism and first communion certificate and $50 to cover the material.

Confirmation Classes will be Sundays 1:30pm to 3:30pm for High schoolers and Wednesdays 5pm to 7:30pm for the Middle schoolers.

If you have any questions please contact Rosa by email at olphyouthministry@stmarysalbany.com or by phone at 541-619-2267.

Youth Group will begin in October. More information to come.

infant being baptized

Clase de Bautismo el 30 de Septiembre a las 4pm.

No necesita registrarse antes de venir, solo firme la forma arriba. Venga a la oficina de la parroquia que está en la esquina 9th y Broadalbin. Su donación es de $20 por los dos padres y $20 por los dos padrinos.

The next English Baptism Class will be on October 5, 2023, at 6PM.

Remember to sign up at least a week in advance. To register, call 541-926-1449.

Wayne Allan Hawke

There will be a funeral Mass for Wayne Hawke on Friday, October 6th. All are welcome to attend.

Apostoles del Oratoris de Nuestra Señora de Fátima

Se les invita a participar en la devoción bilingüe del Primer Sábado del Mes, comenzando  9am con meditación en misterios del rosario, confesiones, rezo del santo rosario, seguido de la misa 10am con unción de los enfermos. Esto es para realizar el pedido de Nuestra Señora de Fátima.

Apostolate of the Oratory of Our Lady of Fatima

You’re invited to attend the bilingual First Saturday devotion starting at 9am with meditation on mysteries of the rosary, confessions, prayer of the holy rosary, followed by 10am mass with anointing of the sick. This is in response to Our Lady of Fatima’s request.

Catholic Daughters logo


The CDA gift shop has items like Saints cards, rosaries, crucifixes, books, statues, and more!  What they don’t have, they can probably order.  Most months, the shop is open on the 2nd weekend after all Masses. If you need something ordered, please contact Dorothy Gall at 541-619-1255.

Directory – New Members, Join the Online Directory!

We have a parish directory which is online for easy access from anywhere you are, and you can update your own information any time you wish. Just go in, update it and ba-da-bing! Uh, but don’t forget to tell the office, too.

To join this directory, you must be a Registered Parishioner. You can only gain access to it by coming to the office to submit your request in person. It is NOT accessible on our website. It is App access only.

Bring your phone, tablet or laptop and have a photo chosen for the directory. We’ll help you through it all.

This directory comes with options: 1) you can be in it full tilt, 2) you can be selective what information you choose to share, including whether you have a photo or not, 3) you do not have to be in the directory at all (but then you won’t receive access to it).

Photo criteria: You do not have to include a picture, but if you do, it Must be you, not celebrities, cartoons, objects; You can include your pets in the picture, but it cannot ONLY be the pets; if parents want the photo to be just the adults in the family, that is an option.

Printed copies can be obtained for an at-will donation. ONLY Registered Parishioners will receive a copy from us, and they must themselves be in the directory. Parishioners who receive a printed directory are asked to keep it, not share it, copy it for nor give it to anyone else, no matter how good your intentions.

Any questions – feel free to call the office during office hours.

Mass Intentions

We have opened next year’s Masses for intentions. There will be a limit of 3 Masses per person (person requesting or person being prayed for) per quarter. No Masses will be booked by calling us. You may come by the office or mail in the request along with the suggested donation of $10 per Mass. Only one name per Mass. (ex: Patrick Jackson or the family of Earl Jackson). It is still first-come-first-served.


  • add names to the prayer corner in the bulletin (please clear this with the person whose name you will add first)
  • add to the prayer chain (again, clear this with the person whose name or intention is to be prayed for before adding them)
  • add a memorial candle in the church or the chapel. Stop by the office to reserve a candle for a month, 6-months or a year ($30, $60, $90 respectively)

Formed – New members of the parish, JOIN IN!

What is FORMED? It’s like a Catholic Netflix, but even better! It has movies, audios, e-books, study programs, faith formation… It’s for all ages AND it has Spanish content, too! You are welcome to join us at any time.

You are welcome to join us at any time. The account cycles in March. We hope it will continue past that, but in the meantime – Enjoy! If anyone has it on their heart to contribute to sustaining our parish membership, we would greatly appreciate it. You can drop it in the collection plate, the mail or by the office. Just be sure to identify the purpose of the donation as being for our FORMED parish membership. Thank you! Thank you!

Go to formed.org/signup and enter 97321 to find our parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Enter your full name then your email and click the button to continue.

Next you will need to go into your email to open the link they send you. It will open the program on your computer and you can explore to your hearts content.

For an app for your phone or other devices, go to the applicable store (Play Store or Apple Store), search for the formed.org app (a free app) NOT formedapp (this one charges).

After uploading/installing, you will sign in with your email, open your email and click the link to open the program on your device.

photograph of wooden interior of old church

Parish Museum

Come to the Guadalupe House (the green one nearest the church) and see our history! Chalices, furniture, photos and more from days past. Volunteers have given us lots of their time to organize this for us. At-will donations would be gratefully accepted to help with the up-keep.

Hot Topics on FORMED

You know how a friend, co-worker or family member may ask you about what or why the Catholic Church teaches? Even a cradle-born Catholic can use help answering those questions. FORMED (like a Catholic Netflix, but with more types of media) has many of those answers. Below are examples of a series of talks that can answer questions on being Pro-life. There are many more topics that can be addressed in FORMED. See FORMED article for how to get registered, then – Have at it! It’s free to you if you upload the right app for your devices. You can also view it on your computer. Need help? Call and ask Teresa for help.

Already signed up and want to see any or all of the following examples? Just click on them. They are linked directly to FORMED.

Why is the Church Pro-Life?
How Do We Live Pro-Life?
Overturning Roe v. Wade
Grow This!  Oregon Garden Challenge

Click here for the pdf with information on what to start planning for your garden, now to prep the seeds, etc.

You can sign yourself up and choose your own seeds. The link for that is in the attachment.


We have low gluten hosts for those who need them. Please be aware this is NOT completely gluten free, just lower than the regular hosts.

If you need to take a low gluten host, please arrive early and let the Sacristan know so they have them available. When it is time for communion, go up to Father’s line and let him know you need the low gluten host. He will give you the body of Christ accordingly.