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.


** 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.


*Upcoming Holidays*


-- 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)


Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Tue-Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am-12:00pm

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 - Friday: 8:00 a.m. (when available)                                    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