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.

 

 

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 http://www.santarosacatholic.org/parishes/holyfamily-rutherford.html 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 www.stthomasredmond.com 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...]

St. Catherine of Siena Church, Veneta, Oregon

The only Catholic church in area under Portland archbishop

Name of Church St. Catherine of Siena Address 25181 E. Broadway Ave., Veneta, OR 97487 Phone number (541) 935-3933 Website www.stcveneta.com Mass times Saturday vigil 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.; noon (Latin Tridentine). Wednesdays – Fridays, 9 a.m. Mondays & Tuesdays, Liturgy of the Word or morning prayer with Communion. Holy days, vigil, 7 p.m., 9 a.m. & 7 … [Read more...]

Historic St. Francis of Assisi Church, Bend, Oregon

Spires were planned but never added

Name of Church Historic St. Francis of Assisi Church Address 494 NW Lava Road (corner of Franklin & Lava), downtown Bend, Oregon (the newer, larger church, with the parish office, is located at 2450 NE 27th Street, Bend, Oregon, about four miles away) Phone number 541-382-3631 Website www.stfrancisbend.org Mass times Sundays, 1 p.m., Latin Tridentine Mass; with … [Read more...]

St. Thomas Church, Redmond, Oregon

Family rosary group plua daily and pro-life rosaries

Name of Church St. Thomas Address 1720 NW 19th Street, Redmond, OR 97756 Phone number (541) 923-3390 Website www.stthomasredmond.com 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 … [Read more...]

St. Peter Chaldean, El Cajon

Name of Church St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Cathedral Address 1627 Jamacha Way, El Cajon, CA 92019 Phone number (619) 579-7913 Website www.stpeterchaldean.org Mass times Saturday vigil, 4 p.m. (English). Sunday, 8 a.m. (Arabic), 10 a.m. (English), noon (Chaldean/Aramaic), 4 p.m. (English). (View Masses on their Facebook page, … [Read more...]

St. Thomas the Apostle, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Name of Church St. Thomas the Apostle Church Address 919 E. Indiana Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 Phone number 208-664-9259 Website http://stthomascda.org/ Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Tuesday – Friday, 8 a.m. Confessions Saturdays, 3-4:45 p.m., Sundays 7 a.m. – 7:45 a.m., Tuesdays, 7 – 8 p.m., Friday, 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Names … [Read more...]

Mater Misericordiae Mission, Phoenix

Name of Church Mater Misericordiae Mission Address 1537 West Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007 Phone number (602) 253-6090 Website www.phoenixlatinmass.com Mass Schedule Sunday, 7, 9, 11 a.m. (sung Mass). Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. Tuesday & Thursday, noon. Wednesday & Friday, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 6:30 & 8 a.m. All Latin Tridentine. Confessions Monday – … [Read more...]