Catholic Churches

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: Old Mission San Juan Bautista
Largest of the California missions was featured in Hitchcock movie “Vertigo”

Name of Church Mission San Juan Bautista

Address 406 Second Street, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045

Phone number 831-623-2127

Website www.oldmissionsjb.org 

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Worth driving to: Old Mission San Juan Bautista
Largest of the California missions was featured in Hitchcock movie “Vertigo”
2020-02-20T18:52:02-08:00

Worth driving to: St. Patrick Church, Portland
St. Patrick’s is Portland’s oldest Catholic Church, and has beautiful architecture inside and out

Name of Church St. Patrick Church

Address 1623 NW 19th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209-1723

Phone number (503) 222-4086

Website www.stpatrickpdx.org

Mass times Sunday, 8:30 a.m. (Spanish), 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m.  Tuesday

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Worth driving to: St. Patrick Church, Portland
St. Patrick’s is Portland’s oldest Catholic Church, and has beautiful architecture inside and out
2020-02-06T18:23:51-08:00

Worth driving to: St. Columba, Chowchilla
Expect good homilies at this small town church: pastor is orthodox and knowledgeable in both philosophy and theology

Name of Church St. Columba

Address 213 Orange Avenue, Chowchilla, CA 93610

Phone number 559-665-3376

Mass times Saturday vigil, 6 p.m.  Sunday, 8 a.m., 10 a.m.,

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Worth driving to: St. Columba, Chowchilla
Expect good homilies at this small town church: pastor is orthodox and knowledgeable in both philosophy and theology
2020-01-24T04:35:20-08:00

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 https://www.sfdaparish.org/

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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
2020-01-09T20:06:36-08:00

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

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Worth driving to: Holy Cross Chaplaincy, Fresno
Chaplaincy is in St. Anthony of Padua Church, and all Masses are Latin Tridentine
2020-01-07T11:49:06-08:00

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 www.olop-shrine.org

Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 & 7:30

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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
2020-01-07T11:50:08-08:00

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 www.biblecatholic.net 

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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
2020-01-07T11:52:58-08:00

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 www.olassumption.net

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Worth driving to: Our Lady of the Assumption, Turlock, CA
Church has Masses in Portuguese and Latin every Sunday
2020-01-07T11:51:11-08:00