Churches Worth Driving To offers readers a brief review of nearby churches they might want to visit. The church's architecture, liturgy, history, parishioners and clergy are discussed, and mass times and photos are provided. It is published every two weeks on Fridays.



Worth driving to: St. John’s Cathedral, Fresno

St.John's is the City of Fresno’s first parish, and one of its most beautiful churches

Name of Church St. John’s Cathedral Address 2814 Mariposa Street, Fresno, CA 93721 Phone number 559-485-6210 Website Facebook page Mass times Saturday vigil, 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (Spanish). Sunday, 7:30 a.m. (Spanish), 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon (Spanish), 1:30 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Spanish). … [Read more...]

Worth driving to: St. Peter Eastern Catholic Church, Ukiah

Fr. David is knowledgeable on the Fathers of the Church, both East and West

Name of Church St. Peter Eastern Catholic Church Address 190 Orr Street, Ukiah, CA 95482 Phone number (707) 468-4348 Website Facebook Mass times Divine Liturgy is Saturday at 8 a.m. with Great Vespers at 5:30 p.m. Sundays at 9 a.m. with Matins at 7:30 a.m. (with potluck). Daily and festal services … [Read more...]

Worth driving to: Sacred Heart Church in Brawley, California

Father Edward Horning is an orthodox, “back to basics” pastor

Name of Church Sacred Heart Address 402 South Imperial Avenue, Brawley, CA 92227 Phone number (760) 679-3505 Website Mass times Saturday vigil 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m., 11 a.m. (Spanish). Monday & Wednesday, 7 a.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. Confessions Saturday, 4-5 p.m. Names of priests Fr. Edward Horning, pastor. Fr. Horning is an … [Read more...]

Prince of Peace Abbey, Oceanside

Churches worth driving to

Name of Church Prince of Peace Abbey Address 650 Benet Hill Road, Oceanside, CA 92058 Phone number (760) 967-4200, ext. 200 Website and Mass times One Mass daily; Sundays, 10:30 a.m. and Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. Visitors are welcome to attend Mass and liturgical offices and pray in the church. In … [Read more...]

Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Wilmington, California

Churches worth driving to

Name of Church Ss. Peter and Paul Address 515 West Opp Street, Wilmington, CA 90744 Phone number 310-834-5215 Website Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. (English); Sunday, 6:30 a.m. (Latin Tridentine), 8 a.m. (Spanish), 9:30 a.m. (English; Latin Tridentine High Mass on 3rd Sundays), 11 a.m. (English), 12:30 p.m. (Spanish), 2 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. … [Read more...]

St. Bernard, Eureka

Churches worth driving to

Name of Church St. Bernard Church Address 615 H Street, Eureka, CA 95501 Phone number (707) 442-6466 Website Mass times Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 12:15 p.m. (St. Bernard is a dual, jointly-administrated parish along with St. Joseph Mission Church, Henderson & C Street, Eureka, about a 5 minute drive away. … [Read more...]

Christ Cathedral update

Progress continues as July 17 dedication approaches

Since last summer, when Christ Cathedral’s distinctive quatrefoils were installed to shade and buffer its 10,000 glass panes, significant progress is transforming the former Crystal Cathedral into a Catholic worship center. Most recently the Hazel Wright Organ – the world’s fifth-largest organ and arguably its most famous – is being reinstalled so it ultimately can be voiced … [Read more...]

Holy Family Mission, Rutherford

Name of Church Holy Family Address 1241 Niebaum Lane, Rutherford, CA 94573 Phone number (707) 944-2461 Website Mass times Sundays, 9 a.m. (English) and noon (Latin Tridentine) Confessions None, but the nearby St. Joan of Arc Parish has confessions by appointment School no Music The … [Read more...]

St. Thomas Church, Redmond, OR

Redmond is a High Desert town in central Oregon

Name of Church St. Thomas Address 1720 NW 19th Street, Redmond, OR 97756 Phone number (541) 923-3390 Website Mass times Saturday vigil 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m., 10 a.m.; noon (Spanish).  Weekdays (except Wednesday): 8 a.m.  Wednesday, 6 p.m.  First Saturday, 8 a.m. Confessions Wednesdays, 5 p.m.  Saturdays, 4:30 p.m. and by appointment. Names of … [Read more...]

St. Gregory Armenian Catholic Church, Glendale

Its 2,500 families are from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Iran

Name of Church St. Gregory Armenian Catholic Church Address 1510 E. Mountain Street, Glendale, CA 91207 Phone number (818) 243-8400 Mass times Sundays, 9:30 a.m. (English), 11 a.m. High Mass (Armenian), 1 p.m. (Arabic and English, 2nd Sunday of the month). There is also a 2 p.m. Mass at the church’s Glendora mission, 241 South Valley Center Ave., on the last Sunday of … [Read more...]