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 p.m.  Sunday, 7:30, 9, 10:30 a.m., noon, 2, 5, 6:30 (Spanish) & 8 p.m.  Monday – Friday, 6:30, 8 a.m., noon & 5:15 p.m. , also Tuesday, 6 p.m., Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.  First Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Confessions Monday, noon & 5:15 p.m., Tuesday – Friday, 8 a.m., noon & 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, during Masses and 3:30 – 5 p.m., Sunday, during Masses.

Names of priests Fr. Brian Dinkel, IVE, pastor.  Fr. Thomas Steinke, IVE, Fr. Jonathan Dumlao, IVE, Fr. Wilian Montalvo, IVE, associate pastors.  The shrine has a long history of outstanding pastors; its most notable is Msgr. John Sweeny (1924-2006) who conceived of the idea of building the large statue of Mary.

Parish activities Rosary making classes, altar society bake sale, cenacle hour, Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Legion of Mary, IVE Third Order, Theology on Tap, many devotions (see parish bulletin for schedule).  There is a parish gift shop open daily.

Music  Choirs and musicians.

Fellow parishioners Besides local residents, the shrine draws more than a million visitors annually.

Parking There is ample parking around the church and shrine.

Additional observations  Our Lady of Peace Church and Shrine is a parish of the Diocese of San Jose staffed by priests of the Institute of the Incarnate Word.  It is a powerhouse of spiritual activity, with 24-hour a day Eucharistic adoration, about 30 weekly Masses, daily confessions and myriad of devotions.  Its most notable feature is its 32-foot stainless steel statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, prominently visible to drivers on the 101 freeway and Great America Parkway which run by the church.  The statue was the brainchild of Msgr. Sweeny, created by artist Charles Parks (1922-2012) and installed in 1982.  Among those participating in dedication ceremonies was Rosary Crusade priest Fr. Patrick Peyton (1909-92).