St. Paul Catholic Church & School, St. Paul

Our Parish for the Week of April 30:

Saint Paul Catholic Church & School in Saint Paul, Oregon

We are so excited to feature Saint Paul’s Catholic Church and School in historic Saint Paul, Oregon!

A Little About the Parish:

  • First Mass in Oregon celebrated on Epiphany in 1839 – just over 185 years ago!
  • First Catholic parish (October 1839) and school (1944) established in what is now the State of Oregon.
  • Fr. Scott Baier, pastor of St. Paul’s Parish, provided us with some fascinating historical records of St. Paul!
  • St. Paul’s is a small, tight-knit community with many pioneer and farming families.
  • St. Paul Parochial School’s serves Pre-K through 8th Grade!
  • St. Paul’s is starting a new building project of a gym and parish center, as they currently don’t have a parish event space or a great recess space.


Parish Liturgies:

  • Mass
    • Weekend Masses are Saturday 6pm Vigil and Sunday 9am Mass
    • Tuesdays at 6 pm, Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday at 8:30 am, School Mass on Fridays at 2 p.m.
  • Adoration Tuesdays 5 – 6 pm and Thursdays 9 am to noon
  • Confessions Tuesday after Mass, Fridays and Saturdays before Mass

Interior of St. Paul’s Church

Activities and past special events include:

  • 4th of July Rodeo in St. Paul (which has been taking place for 90 years!) is a major fundraiser for the parish and school
  • Community Potluck
  • Regular Women Bible Study and Men’s Group
  • Wednesday Lenten Mass at 7 am so that high school students could come before school
  • Italian Dinner / Community Feast on the Vigil of St. Paul’s Feast Day
  • Book studies
  • Christmas Children’s Mass


Upcoming Events:

  • All Night Vigil for Pentecost
    • Beginning the evening of Friday, May 17
    • Planning to chant all 150 Psalms during the night, with breakfast at 7am the next morning (May 18)
  • July 2-6 St. Paul Rodeo
    • Pay for parking at the school, and buy chicken dinners from the parish at City Hall or near the Rodeo arena!

Find out more through the website and over the air this week!