800 Beacon Street Avalon, California Santa Catalina Island
      800 Beacon Street Avalon, CaliforniaSanta Catalina Island  

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.

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00am - 1:00pm

 

Now recruiting Parish volunteers!

We need more dedicated volunteers! We would like to expand our roster of volunteers so that our celebrations of Mass always have the full support the Lord deserves. We invite you to consider volunteering for the following positions:

- Ushers

- Greeters

- Lectors (reading the liturgy of the word)

- Altar servers (at any age)

- Sacristans (preparing the gifts, linens, and liturgical items before Mass)

- Eucharistic ministers

- Musicians (will need to interview with Music Director)

   [Both cantors (singers) and organists/pianists are welcome/needed.]

If you would like to volunteer in any capacity, please contact the parish office or speak with Father Danny after Mass, or whenever you see him.

 

About religious education:

TEEN CONFIRMATION

First class of the year is on September 25th at 12:00, after the 11:00am Mass. BOTH years. (1st and 2nd) Students are encouraged to attend the 11:00am Mass, but may attend any other Mass during the weekend if they choose. A deacon will attend every other class.

If you missed confirmation sign-ups on Sept 17 & 18, please call the parish office and give the secretary your contact information. If you call outside of office hours, you may leave a voicemail.

Students are not automatically enrolled from first to second year, so you must re-register for 2nd year.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Classes will be starting soon for first and second year. Instructor is Arecely Hernandez. Please contact the parish office or Fr. Danny with any questions.

 

Help with Religious Education

We are in need of teachers and aids who can provide their time and faith to teaching the next generation about the love of Jesus and the importance of faith in their lives. Please contact the parish office or Fr. Danny if you would like to sign-up to teach, -or- sign up your child for classes.

Father Danny also would like some input and advice on how the program has been run in the past, and how it can be run going forward to increase its success and better benefit the students and community. Thank you!

 

Attending Mass with us:

 

> We encourage walking and car-pooling as much as possible due to limited parking at and around the church. Please be mindful of nearby residents and city regulations about vehicle parking.

> Parking is available at the curbs around the church and in the church parking lots on Lower Terrace Road and in the back parking lot of the church. PLEASE do not block any exits, pathways, or driveways.

> We request members of the congregation to turn their cell phones on silent mode or off while attending Mass. During visits outside of Mass, please maintain reverence and be mindful of other visitors using the peace and quiet for prayer and reflection.

> Lost and found items are usually turned in to the sacristy. Please contact the parish priest or a parish volunteer to retrieve a lost item. If you return outside of Mass times, please call the church phone number to get access to the lost & found.

> After the 9:00AM Sunday Mass, we welcome you to join us for coffee, juice, and light snacks in the courtyard provided by our volunteers. A donation jar is usually set up and all monies go directly to supporting parish operations.

MISSION STATEMENT: We, the people of St. Catherine Church located on Santa Catalina Island, California, are called to be members of the body of Christ. Gathering around the Table of Word, Eucharist, and Sacraments, we commit ourselves to love and support one another in faith, hope, and charity. We are sent forth as disciples, in the power of the Holy Spirit to make the Good News of Jesus Christ present and alive in our world through outreach and hospitality, healing and service, education and the establishment of justice on this beautiful island of Santa Catalina. 

WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE:              Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.                                                          No Mass Wednesday                        Saturday: 5:15 p.m.                      Sunday: 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.        6:30 p.m. (Spanish) .                                                                                    CONFESSIONS: Call Parish Office to schedule.                                                                                                      BAPTISM: Contact Parish Office at least ONE month before the desired baptism date.                                                                                                      MARRIAGES: Contact Parish Office at least SIX months before the desired wedding date. At least one person in the marriage must be Catholic.                                                                      ANOINTING OF THE SICK: Contact the Parish Office

P.O. Box 735

800 Beacon Street

Avalon CA. 90704

Tel: 310-510-0192
Fax: 310-510-8360           

stcatherineofavalon@gmail.com