Churches worth driving to

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

Worth driving to: San Francisco de Asis in Flagstaff, Arizona
The pastor is a young, talented preacher; church has scenic views of San Francisco Peaks

Name of Church San Francisco de Asis Church Address 1600 E. Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Phone number 928-779-1341 Website Mass times Saturday vigil, 4:30 p.m.  Sundays, 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:15 p.m. (Spanish).  Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday,

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2020-01-09T20:06:36-08:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Arizona|Tags: |3 Comments

Catholic homilies average 14 minutes

15-second homilies in California Catholic – see below A new analysis from the Pew Research Center shows that many Catholic priests are holding to Pope Francis’ advice to keep their homilies on the shorter side, especially compared to Protestant denominations.

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2020-01-07T13:06:43-08:00December 22nd, 2019|Categories: 15-second homilies, California|Tags: , |5 Comments

Worth driving to: Holy Cross Chaplaincy, Fresno
Chaplaincy is in St. Anthony of Padua Church, and all Masses are Latin Tridentine

Name of Church Holy Cross Chaplaincy (in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel section of St. Anthony of Padua Church) Address 5770 N. Maroa Avenue, Fresno, CA 93704 Phone number 559-374-5989 Website Mass times All Latin Tridentine.  Sunday,

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2020-01-07T11:49:06-08:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Central California|Tags: |5 Comments

Worth driving to: Our Lady Queen of Peace, Santa Clara
Church has 24-hour Eucharistic adoration, about 30 weekly Masses, daily confessions, and 32-foot statue of Mary

Name of Church Our Lady of Peace Church and Shrine Address 2800 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054 Phone number 408-988-4585 Website Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 & 7:30 p.m.  Sunday, 7:30, 9, 10:30 a.m., noon, 2, 5, 6:30 (Spanish) & 8 p.m.  Monday – Friday,

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2020-01-07T11:50:08-08:00November 29th, 2019|Categories: Catholic Churches, Northern California|Tags: |8 Comments

Worth driving to: Queen of Peace, Clearlake
The pastor of both the parish and its mission church, Queen of the Rosary, is a Polish immigrant who delivers orthodox homilies

Name of Church Queen of Peace Address 14435 Uhl Avenue, Clearlake, CA 95422 Phone number (707) 994-6618 Website  Mass times Saturday vigil, 6 p.m.  Sundays, 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon (Spanish).  Wednesdays, 7 p.m. (Spanish).  The parish

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2020-01-07T11:52:58-08:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Northern California|Tags: |1 Comment

Worth driving to: Our Lady of the Assumption, Turlock, CA
Church has Masses in Portuguese and Latin every Sunday

Name of Church Our Lady of the Assumption Address 2602 S. Walnut Road, Turlock, CA 95381 Phone number (209) 634-2222 Website Mass times Saturday vigil 7:30 p.m. (Portuguese); Sunday 9:30 a.m.; 11:15 a.m. (Portuguese); 6 p.m.  Monday, 9

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2020-01-07T11:51:11-08:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Catholic Churches, Northern California|Tags: |1 Comment

Worth driving to: St. Stephen Church, Valley Center
San Diego-area church part of relatively new parish with a faithful pastor

Name of Church St. Stephen Church Address 31020 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center, CA 92082 Phone number (760) 749-3324 Website Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m.  Sundays, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m. (Spanish)  Monday, 12:15 p.m. Tuesday,

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2020-01-07T11:51:43-08:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Southern California|Tags: |16 Comments

Worth driving to: Holy Family Church, Glendale
Glendale's oldest parish has many beautiful works of art

Name of Church Holy Family Address 220 East Elk Avenue, Glendale, CA 91205 (parish mailing address is 209 E. Lomita Ave., Glendale) Phone number (818) 247-2222 Website Mass times Weekdays, 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday,

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2020-01-07T11:52:15-08:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Catholic Churches, Southern California|Tags: |4 Comments

Worth driving to: St. Joseph Church, La Puente
The pastor is a good confessor and faithful priest with a good sense of humor

Name of Church St. Joseph Address 550 N. Glendora Avenue, La Puente, CA 91744 Phone number 626-336-2001 Website Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m. Sundays, 7 a.m., 8:15 a.m., 9:45 a.m. (Spanish), 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. (Spanish) and

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2020-01-07T11:54:11-08:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Southern California|Tags: |4 Comments