HOLY WEEK AND TRIDUUM

Holy Thursday – April 17, Mass at 7pm

Good Friday – April 18, Soup Supper at 5pm and Liturgy at 7pm

Holy Saturday – April 19, Easter Vigil at 9pm

Easter Sunday – April 20 at 8am & 10am

STM Church Office closed – Easter Monday, April 21

Good Friday Soup Supper

The annual Good Friday Soup Supper before Good Friday Veneration of the Cross is served from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall on Good Friday, April 18, followed by the Good Friday Liturgy at 7:00 p.m.  The menu includes homemade soup, bread, and fruit, with a beverage of water or punch.  All parishioners are invited!  After a day of abstinence and fasting, the supper is simple but nourishing.

Easter Basket Food Drive 

Thank you to the entire STM parish for your support of the St. Andrew Nativity School Easter Food Drive!  We exceeded our goal thanks to all of you.  We provided an Easter meal including ham to all 72 families along with an Easter basket.  We appreciate your generosity and support.

Marilyn Whitaker and Robin Becic

Altar Society Plant Sale

Spring is here and it’s time for the Altar Society Plant Sale!  Choose from a variety of beautiful plants for your garden.  The event will be held in the lower parking lot:

  • Thursday, April 24     12pm – 8pm
  • Friday, April 25             7am – 8pm
  • Saturday, April 26        8pm – 12pm

Sacramental Preparation Classes

The fourth preparation class for the Sacrament of First Eucharist is on Sunday, April 27th from 11:15AM until 12:15PM.  The children will attend class in the 4th grade classroom following Coffee and Donuts after the 10AM Mass.

Archbishop’s Seminary Tea

Archbishop Alexander Sample, Auxiliary Bishop-Elect Peter Smith, and The Seminary Tea Committee cordially invite you to the 79th Annual Seminary Tea on Wednesday, April 30th from 3-7 p.m.  The tea will be held at the Madeleine Parish Hall located at 3123 NE 24th Ave.

This year, the Seminary Tea Committee would like to extend the invitation to all the grade school parents and children as well.  The best way to support the education and vocation of future priests is by supporting our current seminarians and also by exposing our children to the vocation.  Come shake hands and meet Archbishops, Priests, and leaders of the Mt. Angel Abbey and vocations.

The Seminary Tea is a fund raising event held each spring to assist the Archbishop in funding the education of seminarians at Mount Angel for our Archdiocese.  Tickets are $30 and are available after all Masses.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Janet Beard at 503-292-1231.

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you to all who have volunteered at Blanchet House through STM!  We have a few openings for May 7th and 28th to help serve in their soup kitchen.  We are committed to providing 10 volunteers each time.  Children who volunteer with a parent must be in the 6th grade or older.  To sign up, please call Kim Zea at 503-222-2055 and mark it on your calendar.

SW HOPE Feed the Hungry

Many thanks from Neighborhood House food pantry to all STM parishioners who donated food items during the Lenten season!

Religious Education (R.E.)  

Religious Education classes for children in grades 1-5 will meet in the Parish Hall on Monday evenings from 6:45pm until 8:00pm.  These classes are designed for both Non-Catholic and Catholic school children.  For information, call Kim Zea at 503-222-2055 x-14.

Preschool-web-logoLittle Angels Sunday Preschool

(Ages 3 to Kindergarten)

The Little Angels Sunday Preschool is on Sundays during the 10am Mass.  Parents may drop their children off at the STM School Kindergarten room door and return after Mass to pick up.  Children will not be dismissed until a parent arrives to pick their child up.  Parents of participating families will be expected to take turns being classroom helpers.  WE are in NEED of a full-time Sunday Preschool teacher.  If you love this age group and have the ability to teach the gospel message, please contact Kim Zea or Margaret Schuster at the parish office 503-222-2055.  A stipend is included with this position.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

All Parish children, grades 1-5, are invited to join us during the Liturgy of the Word at the 10am Mass.  During this time the children will hear the Sunday readings in a story they will understand.  They will have an opportunity to share with each other what Christ’s message is for all of us.  The children will return to Mass to rejoin the congregation at the Liturgy of the Eucharist.