Family Life

Sacramental Preparation

Registration-coming soon for 2022/23

Next year’s Sacramental Preparation program is now open for registration.  The program begins in September and is open to 2nd graders and older.  Information packets are available in the vestibule of the Church.  Please register online at:  FIRST RECONCILIATION & COMMUNION | St. Ignatius Parish (

Assistant(s) needed for Sacramental Prep next year

Michele Becker will be our lead catechist for Sacramental Preparation at St. Ignatius next year.  We anticipate a large class and would like to have two other adults available to assist.  Background check and Call to Protect training is required.

Grace Byrd,

(503) 777-1491 ext. 245


These past two years have also highlighted the importance of smaller communities within our larger community.  Many crave places where they can feel known and heard, and where they can reach out to other with needs or to offer support.  Are you actively involved in a smaller community at St. Ignatius?  Some examples would be:  Ignite, Just Faith, Mom’s group, Men’s Spirituality group, or the Contemplative Prayer Group.  If you haven’t found your niche yet, we would love to help you find it.  What is your dream for belonging?  Do you have a passion or interest…art? a particular social issue? Bible study?  Walking/hiking?  A theological book discussion group?  Cooking group? Service group?  Faith-sharing group?  Do you want to connect with people in your stage of life (newcomers, young adults, grandparents, parents with young kids, etc.) or even in your neighborhood (we have demographic data on St. Ignatius parishioners all around the metro area and in Vancouver, too.)  Let us know what you need and crave, and we will do our best to connect you with others who long for the same.  Who knows where it could lead?   The parish can offer resources, space, or a platform for bringing small groups together.  The options are endless, and the parish is happy to help in this work of building community.  These don’t have to be fancy, formal groups!  In fact, the early Church usually met in homes and today many small Christian Base Communities all over the world meet in humble environments where they apply the gospel to their circumstances and let the Spirit lead.  Creating real communities of belonging is important work. 
Send an email to Beth Schaller at if you are interested in being part of a small group and let me know what kind of group you’re looking for.

Mom's Group

St. Ignatius Mom’s Group celebrates 6 years and always welcomes new members!

The St. Ignatius Mom’s group celebrates 6 years this Mother’s Day.  We currently have about 20 moms with kids ranging in age from 4 months to 16 years old.  If you are looking for a supportive group to share the joys and challenges of parenting with faith, humor, and love, you’ve found the right place.  We are hosting a casual meet and greet with Mother’s Day treats on Sun, May 8th from 9:15-10:15 a.m. on the parish lawn behind the parish office.  


On  June 5th we are hosting moms of grown children who will share their wisdom and unique perspective on raising kids in the Catholic Church.  To learn more or to join our email list, contact Beth Schaller at

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