Churches worth driving to

Succinct reviews of churches in California and nearby states worth visiting. Articles are CalCatholic exclusives, by writer Jim Graves.

A pessimistic look at church re-openings after Covid-19
Father Illo: I think we'll be down to 5-10 percent

Father Joesph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea in San Francisco,  gave a 14-minute homily of Sunday, July 12. A 15-second excerpt: Our

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A pessimistic look at church re-openings after Covid-19
Father Illo: I think we'll be down to 5-10 percent
2020-07-13T13:20:03-07:00

Worth driving to: Sacred Heart Church, Brawley
Priest is an orthodox, “back to basics” pastor

Name of Church Sacred Heart

Address 402 South Imperial Avenue, Brawley, CA 92227

Phone number (760) 344-3171

Mass times Saturday vigil 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.,

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Worth driving to: Sacred Heart Church, Brawley
Priest is an orthodox, “back to basics” pastor
2020-06-26T11:07:29-07:00

Worth driving to: St. Anthony Church, El Segundo
Coastal parish has faithful pastor, Our Lady of Lourdes grotto and gift shop

Name of Church St. Anthony

Address 720 E. Grand Avenue, El Segundo, CA 90245

Phone (310) 322-4392

Website www.stanthonyes.com

Mass times

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Worth driving to: St. Anthony Church, El Segundo
Coastal parish has faithful pastor, Our Lady of Lourdes grotto and gift shop
2020-06-02T11:49:19-07:00

Worth driving to: All Saints University Parish, Turlock
Expanding university parish has young priest and is close to CSU Stanislaus

Name of Church All Saints University Parish

Address 4040 McKenna Drive, Turlock, CA 95382

Phone number (209) 669-0473

Website www.allsaintscsus.org 

Mass

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Worth driving to: All Saints University Parish, Turlock
Expanding university parish has young priest and is close to CSU Stanislaus
2020-05-15T07:37:12-07:00

9000 Catholic churches got Paycheck Protection loans
Forget about using volunteers instead of employees

  As suffering small businesses around the country clamor for much-needed loans from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, news of prominent national chains receiving millions of dollars sparked an 

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9000 Catholic churches got Paycheck Protection loans
Forget about using volunteers instead of employees
2020-05-09T13:00:07-07:00

St. Bonaventure in Huntington Beach ready but…
Center of the church had sunk six to nine inches

Although it is still unclear when the physical doors of St. Bonaventure Church in Huntington Beach will re-open, during Easter weekend the faithful viewed live-streamed first peeks at the inside of the renovated church.

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St. Bonaventure in Huntington Beach ready but…
Center of the church had sunk six to nine inches
2020-05-08T07:46:02-07:00

Worth driving to: Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Stockton
Pastor is good homilist, parish has adoration every weekday

Name of Church Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Address 1515 W. Benjamin Holt Drive, Stockton, CA 95207

Phone number 209-472-2150

Website www.presentationchurch.net

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Worth driving to: Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Stockton
Pastor is good homilist, parish has adoration every weekday
2020-05-01T11:46:04-07:00

Worth driving to: Corpus Christi Church, Tahoe City
Faithful priest is convert from Protestantism; church is across the street from Lake Tahoe

Name of Church Corpus Christi Church

Address 905 W. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145

Phone number 530-583-4409

Mass times Saturday vigil: 5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.,

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Worth driving to: Corpus Christi Church, Tahoe City
Faithful priest is convert from Protestantism; church is across the street from Lake Tahoe
2020-04-17T12:20:01-07:00

Worth driving to: St. Mark’s University Parish, Isla Vista
Church has faithful priest, large UCSB student presence and FOCUS missionaries

Name of Church St. Mark’s University Parish

Address 6550 Picasso Road, Isla Vista, CA 93117

Phone number (805) 968-1078

Website www.saint-marks.net 

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Worth driving to: St. Mark’s University Parish, Isla Vista
Church has faithful priest, large UCSB student presence and FOCUS missionaries
2020-04-03T05:28:13-07:00
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