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  • Mass Times

    • Saturday: 5:00 PM EnglishEnglishEN English 7:00 PM SpanishEspañolES
    • Sunday: 9:30 AM EnglishEnglishEN English 11:00 AM SpanishEspañolES
    • Monday: 9:00 AM EnglishEnglishEN Communion Service
    • Tuesday: 9:00 AM EnglishEnglishEN English
    • Wednesday: 9:00 AM EnglishEnglishEN English
    • Thursday: 9:00 AM SpanishEspañolES
    • Friday: 9:00 AM EnglishEnglishEN English
  • Parish Office Hours/
    Horario de Oficina

    Monday-Friday 9: am-5:00 pm
    Closed 12 noon- 1pm
    Lunes-Viernes 9:00 am-5:00 pm
    Cerrado 12 noon-1pm

  • Confession Times

    • MonFri 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM If you want to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during weekdays, please call the parish office for appointment.
    • Saturday 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM Please be quiet and respectful while you are waiting for confession
  • Saint Patrick Catholic Church

    1275 E. Street
    Independence, Oregon 97351
    503-838-1242
    email: stpatrick97351@yahoo.com

  • What is a Jubilee year?

    The practice of a jubilee year has ancient roots in the Jewish tradition and evidence for it can be found in the Old Testament (for example, see Leviticus 25).  The jubilee year was called every fifty years and was a time for forgiveness.  It stood as a reminder of God's providence and mercy.  The dedication of a year for this emphasis provided the community with a time to come back into right relationship with one another and with God.  As the practice of the jubilee year was adopted into the Catholic Church, these themes of mercy, forgiveness, and solidarity continued.

  • Now How is this Jubilee different from other Jubilee years?

    The Jubilee of Mercy that Pope Francis has called, from December 8, 2015 – November 20, 2016, is an Extraordinary Jubilee.  This designation as an "Extraordinary Jubilee" sets it apart from the ordinary cycle of jubilees, or holy years, which are called every 25 years in the Catholic Church.  By calling for a holy year outside of the normal cycle, a particular event or theme is emphasized.   For example, Pope Francis called this particular Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy to direct our attention and actions "on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father's actions in our lives . . . a time when the witness of believers might grow stronger and more effective"

  •  Why a Jubilee of Mercy now?

    "Here, then, is the reason for the Jubilee: because this is the time for mercy. It is the favourable time to heal wounds, a time not to be weary of meeting all those who are waiting to see and to touch with their hands the signs of the closeness of God, a time to offer everyone, everyone, the way of forgiveness and reconciliation. May the Mother of God open our eyes, so that we may comprehend the task to which we have been called; and may she obtain for us the grace to experience this Jubilee of Mercy as faithful and fruitful witnesses of Christ."​