St. Mary's Catholic Church  |  Hood River, Oregon
St. Mary's Hood River, Oregon  

St. Mary's Hood River, Oregon

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RCIA Information

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process established for the universal Church for individuals to become Catholic and receive the sacraments of initiation — Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist. This initiation process also involves a parish community experiencing a renewal in faith as it prepares and welcomes new members into the Church. The Rite speaks of conversion as a "spiritual journey," centered on fostering a deeper relationship with Jesus and the Church. Sessions begin in the fall and conclude in the Spring.

Staff Contact:    Rev. Mr. Lou DeSitter
Pastoral Associate

Returning Catholics

Has it been awhile since you’ve been to Church? Are you ready to come home? Do you want to explore the questions that have contributed to your departure? Visit a place to bring your questions. The site offers resources which set forth the Catholic Christian message in clear, understandable ways, and respects your mature faith. You can join a moderated roundtable discussion with others, who, like you want to be fed by the Word and have questions answered.

Sacraments of Initiation


Holy Baptism holds the first place among the sacraments, because it is the door of the spiritual life; for by it we are made members of Christ and incorporated with the Church. The Spanish baptismal preparation class for children is held every first Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in the CCD Center. English speaking families make arrangements for instruction individually with the Pastor.

Staff Contact:    Rev. Ronald Maag
(English Preparation)

Maria Ramirez
Director of Religious Education
(Spanish Preparation)


Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation one of three sacraments through which people enters the Christian community. Through Confirmation individuals are strengthened with the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit; Wisdom, Understanding, Right Judgment, Courage, Knowledge, Reverence and Wonder & Awe. Preparation to receive the sacrament begins in the Fall and ends in the Spring.

Staff Contact:    Patty Romero
Youth Minister


Celebrating Mass is the most important thing that we Catholics do together. It is our family celebration. More than anything else, the Mass is a celebration of Love. It celebrates Jesus’ love for us and our love for God and one another. Preparation for first communion begins in the Fall and is celebrated in the Spring.

Mass Schedule

First Communion and
Reconciliation Preparation

Sacraments of Healing


The Sacrament of Reconciliation brings us God’s wonderful gift of forgiveness and peace. God loves us unconditionally, and is always willing to forgive us, and to help us follow Jesus by forgiving others. Confession is schedule on Fridays from 4 to 5 pm or by appointment. Preparation for first reconciliation begins in the Fall and is celebrated in the Winter.

First Communion and
Reconciliation Preparation

Staff Contact:    Rev. Ronald Maag

Anointing of the Sick

The Anointing of the Sick is the sacrament by which Christ comforts and strengthens those who are dangerously ill due to sickness, injury, or old age. Please contact the parish office if you, a family member or friend is in need of the receiving the sacrament.

Staff Contact:    Rev. Ronald Maag


Sacraments of Service


Congratulations on your engagement! With all the excitement of planning your big day, it's easy to overlook the realities of married life in the years ahead. Most engaged, and newlywed couples know that long-term relationships go through ups and downs. Today's marriages are more challenging than ever and it requires a careful preparation to create the marriage of your dreams. The Catholic Church requires all engaged couples to participate in a marriage preparation process. Couples need to notify the parish four months in advance before setting a date for marriage. Visit For Your Marriage for additional help in preparing and maintaining your Catholic marriage.

Staff Contact:    Rev. Ronald Maag
(English Preparation)

Rev. Mr. Lou DeSitter
Pastoral Associate
(Spanish Preparation)

Holy Orders

Whether you are interested in consecrated life-such as becoming a nun, brother, priest, or monk—or simply looking for ways to deepen your faith through volunteer and study opportunities contact Fr. James Radloff, Promoter of Vocations for the Diocese of Baker to help you with your journey. Visit the Catholic Religious Network website VISION to discover exciting online features to help match your interest with a religious community.

Baptismal Certificate Request

To request a copy of your baptismal certificate or that of your child please fill out the Baptismal Certificate Request Form and mail it to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or drop it by the parish office. Allow three to five business day for processing.

Certificate Request Form Pdf

Upcoming Events

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Mass Schedule




Holy Days     
5:30 pm (English)
7:00 pm (Spanish)

8:00 am (Spanish)
10:00 am (English)
1:00 pm (Spanish)

7:30 am
Morning Prayers followed by Mass

7:00 am (English)
12:10 pm (English)
7:00 pm (Spanish)

Sacraments of Reconciliation

Saturday      4pm to 5 pm.

Church Location

St. Mary’s Catholic Church
1501 Belmont Ave.
Hood River, OR 97031

(541) 386-3373 (Main)
(541) 387-6797 (Faith Formation)
(541) 386-1451 (Fax)

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday     9:00 am to 12:00 pm
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm