Name of Church Cathedral of the Annunciation

Address 425 West Magnolia Street, Stockton CA 95203

Phone number (209) 463-1305


Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m.  Sundays, 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. (Spanish).  Weekdays, 6:30 a.m.

Confessions  Wednesdays, 7 – 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Names of priests Monsignor John Armistead, pastor.  Father Benjamin Puente, parochial vicar.

Special groups/activities Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Respect Life, Arise (faith sharing group), Knights of Columbus (although membership is low, and activities are on hiatus)

Music Saturday vigil & 7 a.m. has a cantor; 9 a.m. a traditional choir with piano; 11 a.m., folk

School Yes, K-8th grade, visit

Fellow parishioners Half Anglo and half Hispanic

Parking Parking lots on the east and west side, or park on the street.  The 11 a.m. is the busiest Mass.

Acoustics The sound is a little better towards the front.

Additional observations  This is the bishop’s cathedral in the diocese of Stockton.  It is a majestic Gothic church, beautiful inside and out.  Its features include a marble high altar with brass tabernacle, arching stained glass windows and a high vaulted ceiling.  Zip over and see it as soon as you can, because word is that Stockton’s bishop, Stephen Blaire, has plans to remodel it.