The whole liturgical life of the Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments.

-CCC, no. 1113

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Sacraments

 

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St. Patrick baptismal font
 

Baptism

 

Baptism not only purifies from all sins, but also makes the neophyte “a new creature,” an adopted son of God, who has become a “partaker of the divine nature,” member of Christ and coheir with him, and a temple of the Holy Spirit – CCC 1256

Baptisms at St. Patrick

Baptisms take place on the Third Sunday of the month after the 8:00am and 10:00am Masses.

These are the requirements for baptism:

  • Copy of child’s birth certificate
  • Suggested offering: $30
  • Letter of certificate of baptismal class for parent and godparents.

Parents and godparents need to take a baptismal class before the date of baptism.

Baptismal classes at St. Patrick’s are only scheduled if we have baptisms programmed for the following month. Class dates may vary so please call the office to confirm the date and to sign up.

These are the conditions to be a godparent:

  • practicing Catholics
  • confirmed
  • over 18 years old
  • single or married in the church

One godparent is enough. If there are two godparents, they must be male and female.

Though a non-Catholic Christian cannot be godparent, they can be a witness (provided there is also a Catholic godparent).

Call us to register the baptism and confirm the baptismal date: 503-222-4086

Registration Form

 

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Confirmation

 

For youth confirmation click here: 

Registration Form

For more information on adult confirmation, please contact the parish at office@stpatrickpdx.org. 

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Lit votive candles
 

Matrimony

 

Congratulations on your engagement! As you begin to plan for your upcoming wedding please take a minute to read over the following information.

These are the 4 main steps for getting married at St Patrick Catholic Church:

STEP 1 – Setup a phone call with Father Timothy – Contact furlowappointments@gmail.com to setup an initial phone call with Father Timothy Furlow. During this call, you may inquire about the availability of dates you are interested in.  Weddings at St. Patrick take place on Saturdays at either 11:00 AM or 3:30 PM. A wedding date is officially reserved once your deposit has been received (50% of wedding fee).

Wedding Fee for Parishioners (Registered at St. Patrick for min. of 1 year) : $600
Wedding Fee for Non-Parishioners: $1,200

STEP 2 –  Schedule Marriage Preparation Courses. If you are a parishioner at St. Patrick, your marriage preparation courses will take place with Father Timothy over Zoom. Marriage Prep consists of an average of (7) 1 hour classes.  If you do not attend St. Patrick, you must signup for marriage preparation with your local priest.

STEP 3: Complete the required documentation for the sacrament. The following items should be submitted to the office 1-2 months before your wedding date:

  • Freedom to Marry Forms (Bride & Groom)- This is completed during your 1st session of Marriage Prep
  • Baptism Certificates (Bride & Groom) – Contact the parish you were baptized at to have a new certificate issued and mailed to St. Patrick
  • Witness Testimony Forms (2 for Bride & 2 for Groom)
  • Oregon Marriage License 
  • Certificate of Marriage Preparation Classes (if not completed with Father Timothy)

STEP 4: PLAN THE WEDDING LITURGY – A wedding coordinator will be assigned to you. She will contact you to arrange a meeting to go through the different steps and details of the ceremony.

Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family – a domestic church. – Pope John Paul II

 

Anointing of the Sick

 

To receive the sacrament of the anointing of the sick, please call the office at 503-222-4086.