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: St. Vitus Church, San Fernando
FSSP priests offer beautiful liturgy and orthodox homilies

Name of Church St. Vitus Address 607 Fourth Street, San Fernando, CA 91340 Phone number (323) 454-1002 Website Mass times Sundays, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. (High Mass with Asperges), 11 a.m. (High Mass). 4 p.m. Vespers; 5 p.m.

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2020-01-07T11:54:44-08:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: Southern California|Tags: |4 Comments

Worth driving to: St. Bruno Church, Whittier
The pastor leads "Family Rosary Across America" on Relevant Radio

Name of Church St. Bruno Address 15740 Citrustree Road, Whittier, CA 90603 Phone number 562-947-5637 Website Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 6:30 a.m.

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2020-01-07T11:55:15-08:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Catholic Churches, Southern California|Tags: |2 Comments

Worth driving to: Mater Dolorosa Church
South San Francisco church has Latin Mass, a strong music program, and a monastery on the grounds

Name of Church Mater Dolorosa Address 307 Willow Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080 (Willow & Miller, not far from Colma’s Holy Cross Cemetery) Phone number (650) 583-4131 Website Mass Schedule Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays, 8 a.m., 10

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2020-01-07T11:55:54-08:00August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Northern California|Tags: |13 Comments

Worth driving to: Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Clovis church has weekly 25-hour adoration, NFP group, and a good homilist

Name of Church Our Lady of Perpetual Help Address 929 Harvard, Clovis, CA 93612-2250 Phone number 559-299-4270 Website Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m. (Spanish), 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m.

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2020-01-07T11:56:26-08:00July 26th, 2019|Categories: Central California|Tags: |2 Comments

Worth driving to: Ss. Peter & Paul Church in Wilmington, California
The church is beautiful and well-suited to prayer

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

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2020-01-07T11:57:18-08:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Catholic Churches, Southern California|Tags: |6 Comments

Worth driving to: St. John Maron Church, Orange County

Name of Church St. John Maron Address 300 South Flower Street, Orange, CA 92868 Phone number (714) 940-0009 Website Liturgy times Sundays, 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. The liturgy is English, Arabic and Aramaic. Music Depends on the Sunday;

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2020-01-07T11:57:47-08:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: Catholic Churches, Orange County, Southern California|9 Comments

Worth driving to: Serra Chapel, Shandon, Calif.

  Name of Church Serra Chapel (previously Chapel Hill) Address Although the church is open to the public, it is located on private property and has no address.  Take the CA-46 east from Paso Robles, take the Shandon exit (W.

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2020-01-07T11:58:06-08:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Catholic Churches|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Clergy abuse leads to fall-off in visible acts of faith

As the U.S. Catholic bishops meet this week in an effort to turn the tide on the clergy abuse crisis, a new study reveals that a majority of Americans believe abuse at the hands of priests and bishops to be

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Redwood City officials seek to blackball Chick-fil-A

  A San Mateo County official is pushing to stop a Chick-fil-A restaurant from opening up in Redwood City," reports CBS Local news. "The McDonald’s restaurant on Whipple could soon be tuning into a Chick-fil-A, making it the chain’s 13th restaurant

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2019-06-10T16:00:57-07:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Northern California|Tags: , , |22 Comments