Family Life

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22-23a)

Women’s Pentecost Retreat







Saturday, May 22nd
10 AM – Noon (via Zoom)

Join us for prayer, reflection, sharing and friendship as we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Presenters:  Tara Ludwig (Faber Institute) & Ana Guizado

Register HERE

Donations gratefully accepted.  Please send them to: 

St. Ignatius Catholic Church, c/o Beth Schaller, 3400 SE 43rd Ave, Portland, OR 97206

or pay via the St. Ignatius “Realm” app with “Women’s Retreat” in the memo line.

Questions?  Contact

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Dear St. Ignatius Families,

How has COVID affected your family faith practice?  What are your hopes for Vacation Bible School and fall family life programs?  Please share your input by taking this short survey.

Family Life Survey – Spring 2021:  COVID and Family Life



Beth Schaller
Family Life Coordinator



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Mom’s Group Zoom Schedule – Sundays 9:00-10:00 a.m. during April & May

The Mom’s group meets on Sundays via Zoom.  Please note that our meeting time is adjusted to 9:00 a.m. the next two months.  We welcome anyone for a one time visit or a regular presence.  If you want to receive our regular Zoom links and updates, email Beth at


Our focus for the next series of meetings will be how parents can support faith formation at various ages and stages of life.  Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays for friendly conversation and practical tips for your own family’s faith development.

April 11 – Overview/intro

April 25 – Birth-3yrs

May 9 – Preschool years

May 25 – Primary School

June – Middle and High School years


There will be some short material provided each session to prompt discussion, but we can all contribute from our experience as parents and/or from our own childhood experiences, too.


Sacramental Preparation for First Communion – LAST YEAR & THIS YEAR

It’s time to celebrate!!  Please pray for the 50 children celebrating their First Communion during the Easter season.  Each week a group of children will celebrate this Sacrament at the 10:30 mass.



First Communion celebrations – April 11th

Samuel Dabbs,  Samuel Danner,

Skye Littman,  Evelyn Van Delden,

Micah Van Delden and  John Hoang.



Questions?  Contact:


Beth Schaller

Family Life Coordinator

(503) 777-1491 ext. 236

Anti-racism resources for families and kids


Dads Group  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 Family Nights occur on the 1st Sunday of each month from 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.

Temporarily postponed-TBD

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

Marriage Enrichment 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.

Nursery 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. ​


Children's Liturgy of the Word

*Special request - If you can change the name of the Zoom screen to your child/children’s names, it helps our leaders! 

Michele Becker is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Children's Liturgy of the Word April 18
Time: Apr 18, 2021 10:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 689 092 1349     *     Passcode: GodIsLove

Our Children’s Liturgy program is being offered this year by Nathan Williams, Michele Becker and Angela & Nick Kockler each Sunday from 10:30-11:00 a.m.  It’s recommended for ages 5-10, but all are welcome.  We will do our best to share the link in the parish bulletin each week so be sure to look for it there if you don’t receive your family life newsletter.