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 back to normal operation with no COVID restrictions. Seating is available inside or in the courtyard during Masses. The Mass can be heard in the courtyard through our outdoor speakers.


Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00am - 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 buy candles before or after any Mass directly at the sacristy. Place your donation in the money slot, then take a candle from the cupboard below. Please only take the amount you have donated for.

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.


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

Parish Announcements:

*Pancake breakfasts are on hold until renovations to the Parish Hall kitchen have been completed.*


Presentations for "Called to Renew"

> Español: Viernes (1/27) a las 6:30pm en la habitación de Guadalupe

> English: Saturday (1/28), 10:00am in the Guadalupe Room

This is a very important presentation so if you want to be a part of this capital campaign, please come to the Spanish presentation on Friday, or English on Saturday.

Esta presentación es muy importante, así que si quieres ser parte de esta campaña capital, venga a la presentación en español el viernes o en inglés el sábado.


About Quinceñeras and Special Events

Quinceñeras are treated like any other special event and must be approved by the parish priest. In the future, please make sure your first step in special event/quineñera planning is to organize a date that works with the priest and your family. If the priest does not say ‘yes’ in person, there will be no Quinceañera at the church. Also, keep in mind we do not hold Quinceñeras on Sundays due to Mass schedules.


Las quinceñeras deben ser aprobadas por el sacerdote. En el futuro, asegúrese de que su primer paso en la planificación de un evento especial/quineñera sea organizar un día que esté bien con el sacerdote y su familia. Si el sacerdote no dice 'sí' en persona, no habrá Quinceañera en la iglesia. Además, no permitimos Quinceañeras los domingos debido a los horarios de Misas.


Coming back to Church:

While we venture into the new year, please invite people back to church. If you know someone who has been unsure about returning to church and attending Mass, please welcome them back to celebrate with us. They are free to reach out to Father Danny and he will be more than happy to speak with them about questions or concerns.


"Called to Renew" Campaign **This month!**

We will soon begin an archdiocese-wide capital campaign to raise money for the church. If you didn't have the opportunity to fill out a contact-card with the church, you can pick one up at the front entrance of the church and submit the completed card in the "donation" box to the left of the baptismal font. Or, you can stop by the parish office during office hours and submit the card to our secretary.

Your information we get will not be shared or given to any organization except with authorized parish staff and our archdiocese. It will be very confidential.

Thank-you to some of our parishioners who attended a special meeting in  Torrance with the Archbishop during the week of Jan 8-14.


The 2023 Religious Education Congress in Anaheim will start on February 23rd. For more information, visit: https://recongress.org/

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 positions:

- Lectors (reading the liturgy of the word)

- Altar servers (at any age)

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

- Eucharistic ministers of Holy Communion

- Musicians (will need to have meeting with Music Director)

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

- Ushers

- Greeters

- Anyone good with I.T. and tech (possible paid position).

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.


~~ Religious education classes ~~

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


Next meeting is on February 5 after the 11am Mass with Mr. Hall and Bob & Susan.


Students are encouraged to attend the 11:00am Mass, but may attend any other Mass during the weekend if necessary. Students were given copies of "weekly message" assignments, and should write down the title of the first reading, second reading, gospel, and homily. Then, they must write down a personal reflection about what they think is the message of each reading and the homily.




No new announcements. Please attend class. 



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 celebrate the Roman Catholic Mass in alignment with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. All of our Masses are held in Novus Ordo, as is our community's desire. 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 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. If it is raining after Mass, the get-together is usually moved inside the Parish Hall.


Last update: 30 Jan 2023

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: By appointment.              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