Name of Church St. Anne
Address 2337 Irving Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113
Phone number (619) 239-8253
Mass times Sunday, 7:30, 9, 11:05 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (homily in Spanish), 6 p.m. Monday – Saturday, 7:15 & 9 a.m. (except Friday, when there is a 6:30 p.m. and no 7:15 a.m. Mass). All Masses are Latin Tridentine.
Confessions Friday & Saturday, 30 minutes before Mass. Sundays 7-7:30 a.m. and 15 minutes before all other Masses.
Names of priests/Homilies Father Carl Gismondi, pastor. Father Federico Masutti & Simon Zurita, assistants. Priests are members of the Fraternity of St. Peter, approved by Pope John Paul II in 1988 to offer the Traditional Latin Rite of the Mass and Sacraments to the faithful according to the liturgical books of 1962 (see http://www.fssp.org/en/index.htm). The Fraternity priests are well formed, orthodox and offer reverent liturgies. Listen to their sermons at http://www.traditionalsermons.com/.
Music The 9 a.m. Mass is sung, except during the summer. The 11:05 a.m. Mass is a chant Mass (there’s a schola choir). The other Masses are Low Masses, or not sung. Singing is accompanied by an organist; the St. Anne’s choir sings both Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony (listen to some music samples on the parish website).
Special parish groups St. Tarcisius (for ages 4-12), youth and young adult groups, Legion of Mary, Adult Liturgical Choir & Choristers, Cleaning Guild, First Friday homeschoolers group, Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, St. Stephen Altar Guild.
Devotions St. Anne devotion on Fridays after the 6:30 p.m. Mass; Padre Pio devotion on third Mondays, with Holy Hour at 6 p.m. and Mass at 7 p.m. and devotions after Mass.
Fellow parishioners The church is located in the predominantly Latino Barrio Logan neighborhood of San Diego, but it has a wide mix of ethnicities. Many are drawn from outside the neighborhood because they like the traditional nature of the parish.
Parking It has a small lot that fills up, but you can park on the street.
Cry room No. If you have small children, there is a nursery attended by two adults where you can leave children during Mass.
Additional observations St. Anne’s has been staffed by the Fraternity of St. Peter since 2008. It is their only parish in the diocese. It is a small church, which has undergone renovations to make it more suitable for worship. There is a capital campaign going on to raise funds to purchase apartments nearby to accommodate the need for catechism classrooms and space for the choir to practice.