Saint Mary Church
400 West Commonwealth Avenue
Fullerton, California CA 92832-1713
United States

Saint Mary’s Church was created by Bishop Conaty on June 29, 1912 with Father John Gallagher as its first pastor. Services were held in the Odd Fellows Hall which at the time was located at the Northwest corner of Commonwealth and Harbor (at that time know as Spadra Avenue). Daily masses were said in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dauser where Father Gallagher lived for the first six months of his stay in Fullerton. Father Gallagher immediately started work toward the building of a church. Mrs Maria O. Bastanchury donated a plot of land on the corner of Malden and Commonwealth Avenues and there a mission type church accommodating 350 persons was built. Mrs. Bastanchury also donated the altar. The first mass was said on Easter Sunday, 1913. The altar boys were Cyril Dauser and Carson Vine. The first marriage performed in the church was that of Mr & Mrs. Dan Dauser with Victor Eimers as best man and Ollie Eimers as maid of honor. The first baby baptized was Stanley Dyckman, son of Mr & Mrs Otto Dyckman of Yorba Linda. The first funeral of a parishioner was that of Benjamin Fallert who died December 21, 1913 at the age of 63.

LEADERSHIP

Pastor

  • Rev. Enrique J. Sera

Parochial Vicar

  • Rev. David Otto

In Residence

  • Rev. Hector Bedoya

Deacons

  • Deacon Carlos Gonzalez
  • Deacon Tony Mercado

SUCCESSION OF PASTORS

  • Rev. Gerard Cosgayon : OAR – Administrator (1997-2001)
  • Rev. Timothy E. Freyer (2001-2003)
  • Rev. James C. Ries (2003-2014)
  • Rev. Enrique J. Sera (2014-current)

MASS SCHEDULE

  • Saturdays
    • 5:30 p.m.
    • 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)
  • Sundays
    • 6:30 a.m.
    • 7:45 a.m. (Spanish)
    • 9:30 a.m.
    • 11:00 a.m.
    • 12:30 p.m. (Spanish)
    • 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday – Saturday : 8:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 6:30 p.m. (Spanish)

RECONCILIATION

  • Saturdays : 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. or by appointment

BAPTISMS

  • English – Second Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
  • Spanish – Call for times and dates.
  • Call to register for classes : 714-525-2500

FAITH FORMATION

YOUTH MINISTRY AND CONFIRMATION

OFFICE HOURS

  • Monday – Friday
    • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Closed for lunch : 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday : 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

  • 1st Friday of the month. 24-hour Adoration

Listed are the Mass and confession schedules as of March 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mass times may have changed. Please visit the parish website or call directly to confirm current Mass times.

Saint Mary Church
400 West Commonwealth Avenue
Fullerton, California CA 92832-1713
United States