Name of Church St. Peter Eastern Catholic Church
Address 190 Orr Street, Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone number (707) 468-4348
Mass times Divine Liturgy is Saturday at 8 a.m. with Great Vespers at 5:30 p.m. Sundays at 9 a.m. with Matins at 7:30 a.m. (with potluck). Daily and festal services vary; see the service schedule on the website. For a sample of the Divine Liturgy, watch the 2018 Matins, Procession and Divine Liturgy of Pascha (Easter) here. Also view Great Vespers with Bishop Benedict here. For other St. Peter videos, visit https://saintpeterukiah.com/home/media/.
Confessions following Great Vespers on Saturday evenings
Names of priests Fr. David Anderson
School The church is too small for a school. Religious education classes are offered as needed, but none are regularly scheduled. Many in the church homeschool their children or have them attend Latin rite parish schools.
Homilies Fr. David is a gifted speaker, a great teacher, a Scripture scholar, knowledgeable on the Fathers of the Church, both East and West, on the history of the Church and the development of the liturgy. Listen to his What We Believe series here.
Fellow parishioners A wide mix of ethnicities and ages who drive in from four counties in the Northern California area. The parish is small, with many children.
Additional observations The church began in 1999, when many of the laity were coming to the nearby Mount Tabor Monastery in Redwood Valley (visit https://www.monksofmttabor.com/) for Divine Liturgy. (Redwood Valley is perhaps best known as the location where Jim Jones developed his People’s Temple, 1965-74, before re-locating to South America and engaging in mass suicide. Purpose Driven pastor Rick Warren also grew up in Ukiah.) It was decided that the community was large enough to establish a church. It is a parish in the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Nicholas of Chicago, which is in union with Rome. The liturgy is in English, and is sung. All baptized persons may receive Communion, even babies. Communion is by tincture, or dipping the prosphoron (leavened bread) into the chalice and administering it to the faithful with a small spoon. There are many icons, which are considered windows to heaven, throughout the church.