Name of Church St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Address 1716 NW Davis Street, Portland, Oregon 97209

Phone number (503) 228-4397



Mass Schedule Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m.Sundays, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.  (Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample regularly celebrates the 11 a.m. Mass.)  Monday, 5:30 p.m.  Tuesday – Saturday, 7:30 a.m.

Confessions Mondays and Saturdays, 4 – 5:15 p.m. First Saturdays after 7:30 a.m. Mass or by appointment.

Names of priests Msgr. Gerard O’Connor, rector.  Msgr. O’Connor is from England.  He worked in the personal computer industry before attending seminary for the Diocese of Fall River, MA.  He was ordained a priest in 2000.  He was given to the Archdiocese on loan through 2023 to serve as the Director of the Office of Worship.  In his previous assignments, he has emphasized Eucharistic adoration, quality liturgy and preaching.  St. Mary’s is also the cathedral for the Archdiocese of Portland’s very fine archbishop, Alexander Sample, who came to Portland in 2013.  He is orthodox, a good liturgist and preacher, and has done much to revive tradition in the Portland church.  Listen to his weekly radio program The Voice of the Shepherd: 

Special activities and groups Adoration Thursdays 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Evening prayer and benediction on Thursdays, 6 p.m., Young Adult Ministry, Knights of Columbus, Vocations Committee, Bible study, Scouts.

Music  Depends on the Mass, congregational singing and choirs.

School Yes, K-8.

Parking  Park in the parish lot.

Cry room  No, but you can take noisy children into the vestibule.

Additional observations  St. Mary’s Cathedral is the seat of the Archdiocese of Portland.  It was built in 1926, and features many beautiful works of art (take a tour of the art on the parish website, and a large pipe organ in the back.  It’s located in an older neighborhood in Portland; nearby there are a number of other houses of worship, including an Episcopalian cathedral, Lutheran church and Jewish temple.