- Daily (Monday – Friday): 8:00 a.m. in the Shrine
- Saturday: 5:00 p.m. in John XXIII Center
- Sunday: 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. in St. John XXIII Center 1:00pm Spanish Mass in the Shrine
- Holy Days: 8:00 a.m., 7:00 p.m. (may vary/check bulletin)
Confessions: 4:15pm on Saturday in the St. John XXIII Center or call the Parish Office for an appointment
We hope the information here is useful to you. The website will be continually updated and improved so your comments are always welcome.
We are a family oriented, community of Christians involved in all parts of our catholic ministry striving to live according to the word of God through prayer and by loving and respecting our neighbors in an atmosphere of joyful living.
We do this by celebrating liturgy, caring for the poor, offering religious education, providing opportunities for parishioners to participate in all church activities, responding with God’s love to all those in need and welcoming all who seek to worship God and live our faith with us.
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