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

Our Staff

Fr. Budi Wardhana

Administrator, Pro-Tem

St. Lucy's Church, Long Beach, California


Fr. Danilo Guinto

Administrator, starting July 1


Elaina Machado-Martin



Armida Ruth

Parish support staff


Gabriel Saldaña

Music Director, Organist


To direct an email to a specific staff member, include "Attn:" in the subject line of your email so the appropriate staff member can be notified.



We also rely on the gracious pariticipation of many volunteers from the community, including our religious education instructors, lectors, ushers, eucharistic ministers, fellowship refreshment providers ("donut dollies"), Knights of Columbus, and other various volunteers whose work behind-the-scenes helps tremendously to keep our parish running and looking nice.


Office hours:

Monday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Tues - 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