"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."

-Matthew 18:20

St. Patrick's nave in the 1920s.

About Us


Watercolor painting of St. Patrick church.

St. Patrick Catholic Church is the oldest Catholic Church in greater Portland. Built in 1889 at the corner of NW 19th Avenue and NW Raleigh Street, St. Patrick lies just beneath the Fremont Bridge at the edge of the Pearl district in northwest Portland.

Our mission is simple. All of the liturgical celebrations, programs and initiatives of St. Patrick Catholic Church coalesce to create an authentically Catholic community focused on the sincere worship of the true God, heartfelt service to each and every human person and the desire to spread the healing and saving Gospel of Jesus Christ for the sake of the eternal salvation of all who respond to His call.

Please join us for Sunday Mass at 8:00am in Spanish or 10:00am in English. For additional information, contact us 503-222-4086 or via email at office@stpatrickpdx.org.

Votive candles with images of saints.




Fr. Timothy Furlow


Fr. Tim Furlow was born in 1982 in Portland, Oregon. He attended elementary school at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Beaverton, Oregon and graduated from the A Beka Homeschool program in 2000. He attended the University of Portland from 2000-2002 before moving to Baku, Azerbaijan to teach English. In 2004, he began studies at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and Philosophy in 2007. That same year he began work as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Music Ministry at St. Cecilia’s Parish in Beaverton, where he worked until entering Seminary in 2010. 

Fr. Furlow entered Mount Angel Seminary in 2010 where he completed one year of theology courses before transferring in 2011 to the Pontifical North American College in Rome. There he completed a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in 2013 and a Licentiate in Moral Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in 2016. His pastoral ministry training has included assignments at St. John the Baptist Church in Milwaukie, Salvator Mundi Hospital in Rome, Saint Mary’s College (Rome), The Madeleine Parish in Portland, Tacoma General Hospital and Marymount International School (Rome).  He was the Parochial Vicar at St. Mary's Cathedral in Portland, OR until July 2018 when he was made administrator of Portland’s oldest parish, St. Patrick Church. 


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Andy Sanchez


Email: A.Sanchez@stpatrickpdx.org

Andy was born in Santa Ana, CA and is the third of seven children. He attended elementary school in Santa Ana before moving to Moreno Valley, CA where he completed his elementary school and middle years. In 2010 he graduated from Valley View High School. He attended the Art Institute of California – Inland Empire from 2011-2013 where he attained his Associate Degree in Graphic Design. After college, he worked for approximately six years in after school programs as a front-line staff and eventually working up to a supervisor site coordinator position. In 2019, Andy was accepted into the seminary with the Diocese of San Bernardino where he spent two years of formation. He then decided to apply for the Archdiocese of Portland, where he was accepted in Spring of 2021. He completed his Pre-Theology studies in September 2021 through Holy Apostles College and Seminary and was awarded his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy.

Andy is currently a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Portland and is fulfilling his pastoral year at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Portland. He has several years of experience in various ministries, including youth ministry, catechetical ministry, serving at the altar, and with sacred music. He served in youth ministry from 2008-2018. He has taught catechism from 2009-2019 at his home parish, San Secondo d’Asti in Ontario, CA, and served as Confirmation Coordinator at his parish until his entrance into seminary.

Photo of Samantha


Business Manager

Email: smatthews@archdpdx.org
Mary Conducting at St. Patrick

Mary Berger
Coordinator of Sacred Music

Email: M.Berger@stpatrickpdx.org

Mary grew up in the Seattle area, where she began studying piano at age 5. After earning a high school diploma from the National Guild of Piano Teachers, she continued her studies at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. There she received a Bachelor of Arts in music, specializing in piano performance and collaborative piano/accompaniment, as well as a minor in Catholic Studies from Redeemer Pacific College.

Mary has been providing liturgical music for more than 15 years as an accompanist, singer, and director. She discovered her love for sacred music while at university through the process of rehearsing and performing Bach’s great masterpiece, the Mass in B Minor, with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Mary has sung with ensembles including Portland’s Cantores in Ecclesia, Blessed Sacrament Schola Cantorum, Trinity Western Chamber Singers, Vancouver Chamber Choir, Kiev Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and others. St. Patrick Church became her spiritual home in 2015, and she has served as organist, pianist, and cantor there since then.


Stained glass window of St. Patrick



Cross etched in stone



If you would like to register here at St Patrick Catholic Church, download the registration form below and mail it to the office, or put it in the collection basket on Sunday. You can also find the printed registration forms at the back of the church.

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Kneeler with rosary.



Office Hours:

Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lunch break between 12:00-12:30p.m.


1623 NW 19th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209-1723

Phone: 503-222-4086
Fax: 503-222-6642
Email: office@stpatrickpdx.org