Catholic Church
Ashland, Oregon

News & Events

Plan to Re-open for Public Masses

OLM Reopening Procedures Dispensations Before anything else, I would like to let you know that the dispensation to attend Mass on Sunday is still in effect. People who are not comfortable to come because of dangers of being exposed to the virus, people who are 60 years old and over, people who have a compromised immune system because of already existing medical…

Letter to Parishioners

May 6, 2020 Dear Parishioners, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your generous and faithful support of our parish community. To date, our parish’s financial state has not been affected by the current crisis and that is truly amazing! Again, thank you very much for your generous and faithful support. As you might already know,…

Give back for #GivingTuesday and every day

To the people of the Archdiocese of Portland, We want you to know that we hear you. We know you miss attending Mass and being with us, and we miss you too! We are all still here praying for you and waiting for the day we can all be reunited. Our priests are back with a second video for you, with love.…

April 24 Update from the Archbishop

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I wish to offer you greetings of a very Happy Easter during this Easter season that the church continues to enjoy. Watch the video or read in Spanish I just wanted to give you a little update on where things are at here at the Archdiocese of Portland with regard to our life as a…

The Catholic Sentinel Goes Digital

For the past 150 years, The Catholic Sentinel has connected thousands of parishioners to what’s happening in western Oregon and beyond, with information that they trust. Today is no different. We are excited to announce The Catholic Sentinel – Digital Edition! With the April 3, 2020 issue, The Catholic Sentinel has been expanded to include a FREE digital ‘flip’ edition. View now…

Wildfire Season is Coming

COVID-19 has caused uncertainty in our everyday lives. Despite this, there is one thing that is certain – Wildfire Season is Coming. As a result of the uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, you will likely be practicing social distancing, communicating virtually, and spending more time at home. This change in routine is an opportunity to focus on preparing for the annual…

Archbishop’s Message: Message to the Faithful

My dear brothers and sisters, Praised be Jesus Christ! As your local shepherd, I want to assure you of my continued prayers for you. These are challenging times that call us to seek God with all our hearts. Watch the video of this message. Governor Brown’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” order requires us to remain home to the “maximum extent possible” for…

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross began as the practice of pious pilgrims to Jerusalem who would retrace the final journey of Jesus Christ to Calvary. For the many who wanted to pass along the same route, but could not make the trip to Jerusalem, a practice developed that eventually took the form of the fourteen stations currently found in almost every church.…

Archbishop’s Letter: Liturgical Considerations

Further Liturgical and Sacramental Considerations During the Covid-19 Pandemic [24 March 2020] Limit of Gatherings In light of the Governor’s Executive Order 20-12 in which a “Stay at Home” order has been declared, the Archdiocese advises that parishes remind the faithful to remain at home “to the maximum extent possible”. The state limit of no more than 25 people gathered together remains in force.…

Update from Archbishop Sample Regarding Coronavirus

Archbishop Sample invites you to Mass Streaming live at https://www.facebook.com/archdpdx/ (Check this site for details and times.) My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Praised be Jesus Christ! This is by far one of the most difficult communications I have ever written because of the impact it will have on the spiritual and faith lives of so many of us. Today, March…

Agnus Dei Kneeling Letter

Letter from the Archdiocese of Portland, Office of Communications May 1, 2018 Dear Faithful of the Archdiocese of Portland, Beginning on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ this year (June 3, 2018), Archbishop Sample has determined that during the celebration of Holy Mass, after the Lamb of God, the faithful will kneel. This change will unite us…

Now Hiring: Youth Minister

Youth Minister Position Open in Ashland, OR Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church in Ashland, Oregon, seeks a full-time Youth Minister to coordinate a comprehensive program for Catholic youth in grades 6-12, including faith formation, preparation for Confirmation, retreats, community service and social activities. Position duties will overlap with our college campus ministry as well. We offer a competitive salary in…