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

Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 p.m.  Sundays, 7 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m.  Weekdays, 7 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. (no 5:30 p.m. Thursday).  Saturday, 8 a.m.

Confessions Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 4:45 – 5:15 p.m.  Saturday, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  Also by appointment

Names of priests/homilies Fr. Mark Wagner, pastor.  Fr. Wagner is an orthodox priest, as is his parochial vicar, Fr. Matthew O’Donnell, and delivers a good homily.  Listen to him discuss pro-life issues here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnMN8ACxPZs, and the rosary here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O92652DEq-M, or read his weekly reflections here: https://www.presentationchurch.net/fr-marks-reflections.html.   Fr. José Maghinay is also a parochial vicar.

School Yes, K-8.

Special activities and groups Adoration in the Blessed Sacrament chapel weekdays 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Weekly adoration in the church Thursdays at 5:45 p.m.  Knights of Columbus, prayer groups, Serra Club, Italian Catholic Federation, Filipino and Hispanic ministries.

Music Depending on the Mass, contemporary music group, choir, instrumentalists and Spanish music ministry.

Parking Ample parking around the church; there is also street parking.

Additional observations  Presentation Parish is a parish of the Diocese of Stockton.  It was established in 1952, before the diocese was formed in 1962.  An arsonist burned down the church in 1999; the current church opened in 2001.  The Diocese of Stockton filed for bankruptcy in 2014 (and granted in 2017) under its previous bishop, Stephen Blaire, related to costs of sexual abuse lawsuits against diocesan clergy.  One of the lawsuits involved a previous pastor of Presentation who was also Vicar General of the diocese, who was accused of “sexting” a pool maintenance contract employee (https://fox40.com/news/local-news/high-ranking-stockton-priest-accused-of-sending-sexually-explicit-pictures-to-parishioner/ and https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/08/13/man-claims-he-was-fired-after-catholic-priest-sent-explicit-text-message/).