St. John the Evangelist Church, San Diego, exteriorName of Church St. John the Evangelist

Address 1638 Polk Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103

Phone number (619) 291-1660


Mass Schedule Saturday Vigil, 5:30 p.m.  Sundays, 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.  Monday through Friday, 5:45 p.m.  Saturday, 8 a.m.

Confessions 4-5 p.m. and by appointment.

Names of priests Father William Dillard, pastor.  Father Eugene Sta. Ana, associate pastor.  Father Dillard is an orthodox priest, prayerful and a capable homilist.  He serves as director for the Office of Clergy Counseling and Spiritual Direction, and has served as chaplain for various lay religious communities.

St. John the Evangelist Church, San Diego, interiorSpecial activities Food for the Hungry (provides meals for the poor on weekdays), JPII group for young adults, Eucharistic Adoration (Thursdays, 7 – 9 p.m. & Fridays, 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.), Divine Office (weekdays, 7:45 a.m. & 6:45 p.m.), prayer group (Wednesdays, 7 p.m.), Knights of Columbus

Music Traditional music, organ and piano.  There’s a small choir that sings at the 10:30 a.m. Mass.

Fellow parishioners Mostly Anglo, English-speaking community.

Parking No problem.

Cry room Additional observations St. John the Evangelist is a parish of the Diocese of San Diego in the University Heights section of the city.  It celebrates the 100th anniversary of its founding in 2013; the current church was built in 1952.  In addition to its orthodox environment, it’s an attractive church with stained glass windows and statues.