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

Holy Days Schedule of 2023

(Includes both holy days of obligation and non-obligatory.)
We will post updates on our website, Facebook page, and in-person at mass when mass schedules are available for dates such as Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Easter, and Pentecost.
New Liturgical Year, Year "A", 2023
Sun 1/1 - Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God
Sun 1/8 - Epiphany of the Lord
Mon 1/9 - The Baptism of the Lord (Ordinary Time starts)
Thu 2/2 - Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
Sun 2/12 -[Local] Memorial of Father William Ruther (Pastor, 2016-2022)
Wed 2/22 - Ash Wednesday (Lent begins)
Fri 3/17 - Saint Patrick's Day (fundraiser dinner in the Parish Hall - 5 & 7pm)
Sat 3/25 - Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
Sun 4/2 - Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion (Start of Holy Week)
Thu 4/6 - Holy Thursday (End of Lent, after the Mass of the Lord's Supper)
Fri 4/7 - Good Friday of the Lord's Passion (fasting and abstinence to be observed)
Sat 4/8 - Easter Vigil
Sun 4/9 - Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Sat 4/22 - Confirmation Retreat, students 9:00am, sponsors 12:00pm/Noon.
Sun 4/23 - Confirmation Mass, 11:00am
Sun 5/7 - First Holy Communion Mass, 11:00am
Thu 5/18 - The Ascension of the Lord (may be observed on the following Sunday)
Sun 5/28 - Pentecost Sunday (celebration of the Holy Spirit)
Mon 5/29 - Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
Sun 6/4 - The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Sun 6/11 - Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ
Fri 6/16 - Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Sun 8/6 - Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord
Tue 8/15 - Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Fri 9/8 - Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wed 11/1 - Solemnity of All Saints
Thu 11/2 - Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All Souls)
Thu 11/23 - Thanksgiving Day
Sun 11/26 - The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
New Liturgical Year, Year "B", 2024
Sun 12/3 - First Sunday of Advent
Fri 12/8 - Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tue 12/12 - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Mon 12/25 - The Nativity of the Lord
Sun 12/31 - Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Some feasts and religious days of significance have been omitted from this entry, but can be found on the US Council of Catholic Bishops website at:

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 TWO months 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