Name of Church Historic St. Francis of Assisi Church

Address 494 NW Lava Road (corner of Franklin & Lava), downtown Bend, Oregon (the newer, larger church, with the parish office, is located at 2450 NE 27th Street, Bend, Oregon, about four miles away)

Phone number 541-382-3631


Mass times Sundays, 1 p.m., Latin Tridentine Mass; with High Mass on 2nd and 4th Sundays. 4:30 p.m. (other Masses in English) Monday-Friday, 12:15 p.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m. Mass 2nd Tuesday of the month at 12:15 p.m.

Confessions Saturdays after 8 a.m. Mass to 9:30 a.m.

(Additional Masses and confessions available in the new church.)

Names of priests Fr. Jose Thomas Mudakodiyil, pastor. Fr. Victor Mena Martinez, parochial vicar. Father Andrew Syzmakowski celebrates that Latin Mass.

School Yes, pre-K through 8. Visit

Music Organ

Fellow parishioners A majority English-speaking community.

Activities Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Monday – Friday after 12:15 p.m. Mass until 6 p.m.
Parking There is a small lot or you can park on the street. Across the street is McMenamin’s Hotel (in the former St. Francis school site), so street parking can be limited.

Cry room No.

Additional observations St. Francis of Assisi has two church sites. The historic church was built in 1920 and staffed for 66 years by Capuchin Franciscans, most of whom were from Ireland (note the statue of St. Patrick and St. Brigit in the decorative altarpiece). The church was built for $50,000; originally spires were planned but never added because of cost. It has a beautiful traditional altar, statues and stained glass. A need for a larger capacity prompted the building of the new St. Francis church, which opened in 2009. The priests shuttle back and forth between them. The original parish school was across the street from the historic church; visit the McMenamin’s and you can see remnants of the old school.