3400 SE 43rd St.

Portland, Oregon 97206

Phone: 503-777-1491

Fax: 503-777-3142

Office hours: Mon-Thur 9:00am-4:00pm


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3330 SE 43rd St.

Portland, Oregon 97206

Phone: 503-774-5533

Fax: 503-788-1134



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Family Life

Meets 2nd & 4th Sundays from 9:15-10:15AM in the Parish Office Dining Room (and each Sunday of Advent & Lent). Childcare is available in the nursery.


A place for moms of all walks of life (new moms, seasoned moms, grandmas, single moms, adoptive/foster moms) to share the joys and struggles of parenthood in a context of faith. Our group is characterized by friendship, laughter, support, and a desire to grow in our relationship with Christ and one another.

Fall Schedule 2019 - “Living with Intention”

Nov. 10 – Advent Giving Tree Preparation

Nov. 24 – Mindful Eating (led by Angela Kockler)

Dec. 1 – ADVENT reflection

Dec. 8 – ADVENT reflection

Dec. 15 – ADVENT reflection

Dec. 22 – ADVENT reflection

Meets 1st & 3rd Sundays in the Parish Office Dining Room. Childcare is available in the nursery.

The Dad’s group is a place to meet other dads, enjoy an uninterrupted cup of coffee, and share the stories of fatherhood in a context of faith.

If interested, contact Mark Engelen, ministry leader.

Family Nights occur on the 1st Sunday of each month from September through April from 4:30PM to 7:00PM in Dillon Hall. Themes vary, but most begin with a potluck and have a presentation for adults. Childcare and open gym time is available for the kids.

The St. Ignatius marriage enrichment group formed in 2017. The group ranges from newly-weds to empty-nesters and is typically about 14 couples up to as many as 25 couples. We meet on Sunday evenings 4 to 6 times a year. Childcare is often available for our gatherings. 


To find out more about the marriage enrichment group or to join the email list to receive regular information, contact Beth Schaller.

Flyer for upcoming events!

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Interested in catechesis for the whole family? Click above for registration. Send inquires or completed registration to Beth Schaller

Beth Schaller

Family Life Coordinator

(503) 777-1491 ext. 236

Each Sunday from September to May, St. Ignatius offers Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) at the 10:30AM Mass.


After the opening prayers and a blessing, the CLW team and children depart to hear the Gospel and engage in an age-appropriate reflection. Children in Preschool and Kindergarten go to the Xavier Room (Dillon Hall) and children in 1st through 4th grade go to the Bradley Room (parish office, lower level). Children return to Mass before the Liturgy of the Eucharist. No registration is required, but parents and guardians are always welcome to attend with their child and introduce themselves to the CLW leaders. 

Contact Ericka Skeldon, CLW Minister, if interested in registering or if you have questions.

Free Childcare is available on Sundays from 9AM to noon in the school preschool room. Children ages 1 through 6 (and older children at times) are cared for in a safe and caring environment, while adults attend Mass and faith-formation activities or groups. 

Our nursery staff consists of the Nursery Coordinator(s), parents of the children who come to the Nursery, and pre-teen/teen-age volunteer caregivers. Our coordinators are back-ground checked and in compliance with annual Call to Protect Child Abuse Prevention Training. 


Volunteers are welcome and encouraged.  We appreciate the parents and teens who help make our nursery possible. ​


The program is every year during the first full week after the 4th of July.

Children ages pre-k through 6th grade may attend from 9AM to noon and older children can be leaders.

Our program is a joint program with neighborhood faith communities at Holy Family Catholic Church, Moreland Presbyterian Church, Our Lady of Sorrows, and other neighborhood faith communities. Come join the fun and volunteer a few days for free tuition!


Interested in participating? Contact Beth Schaller, Family Life Coordinator.