Churches worth driving to

St. John the Evangelist Church, San Diego

St. John the Evangelist Church, San Diego, exteriorName of Church St. John the Evangelist

Address 1638 Polk Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103

Phone number (619) 291-1660

Website www.sjesandiego.org

Mass Schedule Saturday Vigil, 5:30 p.m.  Sundays, 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.  Monday through Friday, 5:45 p.m.  Saturday, 8 a.m.

Confessions 4-5 p.m. and by appointment.

Names of priests Father William Dillard, pastor.  Father Eugene Sta. Ana, associate pastor.  Father Dillard is an orthodox priest, prayerful and a capable homilist.  He serves as director for the Office of Clergy Counseling and Spiritual Direction, and has served as chaplain for various lay religious communities.

St. John the Evangelist Church, San Diego, interiorSpecial activities Food for the Hungry (provides meals for the poor on weekdays), JPII group for young adults, Eucharistic Adoration (Thursdays, 7 – 9 p.m. & Fridays, 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.), Divine Office (weekdays, 7:45 a.m. & 6:45 p.m.), prayer group (Wednesdays, 7 p.m.), Knights of Columbus

Music Traditional music, organ and piano.  There’s a small choir that sings at the 10:30 a.m. Mass.

Fellow parishioners Mostly Anglo, English-speaking community.

Parking No problem.

Cry room Additional observations St. John the Evangelist is a parish of the Diocese of San Diego in the University Heights section of the city.  It celebrates the 100th anniversary of its founding in 2013; the current church was built in 1952.  In addition to its orthodox environment, it’s an attractive church with stained glass windows and statues.

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  1. Abeca Christian says:

    I use to attend this parish but we only visit now and then. Father Dillard is a wonderful priest but he is also pastor to another parish as well.

  2. A truly lovely church, nice yet simple, baldachino, central crucifix, central tabernacle, and six candlesticks in place as should be, everything except, missing the communion rail, the Traditional Latin Mass which I believe not too long ago St. John’s did have. Pray for its return to all of our Altars!!!

  3. donald byrnes says:

    You might note the unusual scene depicted in the stained glass window up over the altar. After a few visits it dawned on us – it’s a view of an event that happened daily for many years after the Resurrection – the Blessed Mother kneeling to receive the Eucharistic Jesus from St. John.

    • Kenneth M. Fisher says:

      donald,

      The next time I am down Saddeigo way, I will make a point of going to see that glass window. Wow, the Most Blessed Mother recieving the Eucharist from St. John!

      God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
      Kenneth M. Fisher

  4. KENNETH, [sigh], you seem so pleased with yourself, inventing terms to put down people, cities, and movements.

    “Saddiego,” really? i’m sure that ARCHBISHOP SALVATORE CORDILEONE would be just thrilled to read you putting down his home town.

    you also use terms like “Notre Shame” because you are angry with what that university does, but don’t you realize that your attempts to be clever are very disrespectful to the BLESSED MOTHER aftrer whom that college is named?

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