Welcome to Saint Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church on Santa Catalina Island.
Saint Catherine's is open. Seating is available inside or in the courtyard during Masses. The Mass can be heard in the courtyard through our P/A system.
** Starting February 2022, Daily masses (Mon-Fri) will be dependent on priest availability. There will only be daily mass when a clergy member is available from the mainland. In most cases, a eucharistic minister will be available Mon-Fri to distribute communion. A rosary is said Mon-Fri by parish members from ~7:30am until 8am. Some special prayers may be said afterwards when there is no daily mass.
Fr. Budi Wardhana is our temporary administrator until June 30th due to Fr. Bill Ruther's passing.
-- Ascension of the Lord --
Will be celebrated on Sunday, May 29, 2022.
-- Pentecost --
Saturday vigil: 5:15pm
Normal Sunday schedule. Mass will be slightly longer, as there are additional prayers in Mass during Pentecost, similar to Easter.
Our new administrator!
We look forward to welcoming our new parish administrator, Fr. Danilo "Danny" Guinto!
At 57 (now 61, in 2022), Deacon Danilo Guinto is the oldest member of the Class of 2018. He thanked the “God of Surprises” for calling him to the priesthood.
One of the “stepping stones” that led him to discern his vocation was time spent feeding the homeless with the Missionaries of Charity.
“I never thought that committing myself to this ministry would eventually lead me to reflect on being called to the priesthood,” said Guinto, who is originally from Manila, the Philippines.
He also credited his special devotion to his guardian angel for helping him answer that call to minister in the City of Angels.
“Pope Francis told us that ‘mercy is real; it is the first attribute of God,’ ” Guinto said. “As a priest, I look forward in making mercy real, palpable and present in the lives of the people that I am called to serve.” (from angelesnews.com)
Monday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Tue-Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm
P.O. Box 735
800 Beacon Street
Avalon CA. 90704