Pastor: Father William Ruther Secretary: Armida Ruth Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 1:00pm Email: Weddings: P.O. Box 735, Avalon, CA 90704 Phone: (310-510-0192 Fax: (310) 510-8360
Pastor: Father William Ruther Secretary: Armida Ruth Office Hours: Monday to Friday                      9:00am to 1:00pm Email:  stcatherineofavalon@gmail.comWeddings: P.O. Box 735, Avalon, CA 90704Phone: (310-510-0192       Fax: (310) 510-8360 

September 12, 2020  


Good news about confirmation. 


Saint Catherine Catholic Church

Confirmation this October 2020

Most Reverend Marc Trudeau delegated Reverend William Ruther the faculty to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation the 2nd day of October 2020 Friday at 3:00 p.m. and

The 3rd day of October 2020 Saturday at 2:30 p.m.  


The families of the confirmation candidates need to sign up for the Confirmation Mass of their chosen. We have two days because some parents work on different days and one date may be better for their schedule.

Office phone 310 510 1092 between a.m. 9:30 to 12:30 p.m.  (9:00 to 3:00 pm office is open).



Yes, we do have masses all in the ourdoor courtyard. There is room enough for all who wish to come. 


Saint Catherine Catholic Church has Masses in the courtyard of the church. We have some trees and beach umbrellas for shade.  No need to signup, all are welcome. We have Saturday 5:15 p.m. Mass Saturday evening in English.  Sunday mornings we have 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. English. Tenemos una misa los domingos 6:30 p.m. en Español.  We have Mass in Spanish Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m.


This Sunday is about forgining others. It is not easy. You need to decide to forgive. It does not say we have to trust or associate with the people we forgive. We pray for them and try to treat them with respect. 


Anointing of the Sick. The Bible has two places that tells us about the anointing of the sick by the Apostles and the priests of the Church. If somebody is seriously sick, they should call the parish and let the secretary, or the priest know about the sick person. I, the priest can go to your home and anoint you with the Oil of the Sick. If you are eat, than you should be able to receive Holy Communion, I can give you Holy Communion when I anoint you.


Good news. Nobody needed to be anointed by me on Catalina Island. I have heard only about a few people that may have had it. Maybe most of us will never get it.


Mass times are the same as before. English Masses Saturday evening 5:15 pm, Sunday morning 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Spanish Sunday evening at 6:30 pm. We have so few people coming that you do not need a ticket to go to Mass.


Please visit the courtyard. I have planted 20 rose bushes. I planted red carnations. We are open for visitors. The dear people are welcome, but the deer are not wanted. Please keep the gates closed. In a few more years I hope to have the courtyard much better.

Termites came to church but not to pray. Dewey Pest Control came and gave them their funeral rites. I have been looking. I have not found any sign of termites after their visit. I am happy with their service.

God bless you all and I hope soon we will go back to a more normal life. We need to turn to God in prayer for help. Please invite others to go to Mass.

Father William Ruther

MISSION STATEMENT: We, the people of St. Catherine Church located in 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. 

SAINT CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA   800 Beacon Street -  P.O. Box 735 Avalon, CA 90704                   Phone: 310-510-0192                  Fax 310-510-8360                                                                      WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE:      Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m.   Saturday: 5:15 p.m.                         Sunday: 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. 6:30 p.m. (Spanish)                          CONFESSIONS: Saturday 4:30 pm. 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 must be Catholic!              ANOINTING OF THE SICK: Contact the Parish Office

P.O. Box 735 Avalon CA. 90704 Tel: 310-510-0192
Fax: 310-510-8360     

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