800 Beacon St. Avalon, CA. Santa Catalina Island
800 Beacon St. Avalon, CA. Santa Catalina Island 

Welcome to Saint Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church on Santa Catalina Island.

Seating is available inside or in the outer courtyard during Masses. The Mass can be heard in the courtyard through our outdoor speakers.



Monday-Friday: 11:00AM - 1:00PM


Votive candles are available for purchase at the parish office for $10 each. (Price increased in January due to supply and shipping costs.)

You can also purchase candles at the sacristy directly before or after any Mass. Place your donation in the money slot, then take a candle from the cupboard below. Please only take the amount you have donated for.

For safety reasons, please do not use votive candles from Vons or any other distributor inside our candle holders at the two indoor oratories. We have had problems with them shattering and creating a fire hazard. The plastic candles we use & provide have proved trustworthy over the years for use in our beloved oratories.


Gluten-free hosts are available during communion. We prefer that you let the priest or Eucharistic minister know before Mass so they can have it ready.

Thursday Eucharistic Adoration

Join us for Eucharistic Adoration every Thursday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the church. We hope you can attend and spend some time in prayer and adoration with our Lord, Jesus Christ.


The Christmas Sing-Along was a great success and we thank all those who attended, the musicians who led us in song, and those who helped set-up for our fellowship afterward in the hall. See everyone next year!


Knights Pancake Breakfast - After the 9:00am Mass, Sunday, December 17th.

Weekly Announcements:

Mass Schedule for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception:

6:00pm - Thursday, December 7

8:00am - Friday, December 8

6:00pm - Friday, December 8

Language will depend on the attendence. (English/Spanish/Bilingual)

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a HolyDay of obligation. The Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of the Immaculate Conception, is the patroness of the United States of America.


** Tile flooring work is completed in the main church area and sacristy. Thank you for your patience during these upgrades. Check out the pictures from the project on this page.


Huge thanks to all who attended the first Saint Catherine's Feast-Day Festival and those who helped make it happen! Especially the Banda from Saint Rose of Lima Parish, Catalina Island Golf Cart and Tours and Leyva's Bike Rentals for providing entertaining activities for the young band members, Mr. Salvador Pedroza and the spanish prayer group for donating and setting up the many flowers, and the many volunteers who set up our church and courtyard for the event! Thank-you to the families who came and sold food in the patio.


The December pancake breakfast will be held on 12/17 in order to welcome the Loyola Marymount University choir, which will be visiting us again this year on the THIRD Sunday of Advent. (Gaudete Sunday)


Standing Announcements:

If you have any upcoming baptisms, funerals, or quinceñeras, please call or email the parish office to confirm that it is on our schedule. No one is allowed to use the church for special events without authorization from the pastor (Father Dario). This is to make sure two events do not conflict with each other, and so that the priest is not caught by surprise by an unscheduled event.


Checks: If you write a check to our church for any purpose, please do not make any corrections. Please start a new check. Our bank (U.S. Bank) has been declining checks paid to us because of corrections.


We would like to start regularily livestreaming the Sunday Mass to expand our congregation and include those who may not be able to physically attend Mass. If you are interested or able to "click buttons on a computer", let Father Dario or Gabriel, our Tech Advisor know, and we could use your help to do this task during Mass. Great way for young people to get involved!



Adult bilingual sacrament preparation / Live interactive Zoom sessions & Google classroom.

Every Tuesday starting October 10, 6:30-8:30pm. To register, please have an interview with Father Dario A.S.A.P.



Preparación sacramental para adultos / Sesiones interactivas en vivo a través de Zoom y Google Classroom. Todos Martes iniciando este 10 Octubre de 6:30-8:30pm. Para inscribirse haga una entrevista con el padre Dario lo antes posible. 


We have surpassed our goal for the "Called to Renew" Campaign!

If you have the financial means, and would like to make a pledge to this campaign to support the maintenance and upgrades to our parish, it's not too late! Every dollar we make past our "goal" from the Archdiocese goes directly to our parish's fund! Contact the parish office for more information.



We are looking for more Mass 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 joining the following ministries:

- Lectors (reading the liturgy of the word)

- Altar server (at any age)

- Sacristans (preparing the linens and Eucharistic items before Mass)

- Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion

- Music ministers (cantors/singers, organists, pianists, guitarists)

   [Will need to confirm repertoire with church Music Director]

- Ushers

- Greeters

- Anyone good with I.T. and tech (paid employment can be discussed for this position).

If you would like to volunteer in any capacity, please contact the parish office or speak with Father Dario after Mass, or whenever you see him. Prospective musicians or cantors/choristers may contact the Music Director directly.

~~ Religious education classes ~~

Click here to see the "Religious Ed. updates" page


Classes are now in session. Please be in touch with your instructor for meeting times.



Classes are now in session. Please be in touch with your instructor for meeting times.





We celebrate the Roman Catholic Mass in alignment with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. All of our Masses are held in Novus Ordo, which is most familiar to our community. We do not offer any traditional Latin Masses at this time.


> 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 on Beacon Street in front of the church, and in the back parking lot of the church. PLEASE do not block any exits, pathways, or driveways. The side parking lot next to the Parish Hall is not available.

> 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.

> When you enter, feel free to pick up a copy of our Parish bulletin. During most weekend Masses, we have an usher who may offer you one.

> Lost and found items are usually turned in to the sacristy. Please contact the parish priest or a church volunteer to retrieve a lost item. If you return outside of Mass times, please call the church phone number or send us an email 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. If it is raining after Mass, the get-together is usually moved inside the Parish Hall.


Last update: 01 Dec 2023