Name of Church St. Catherine of Siena

Address 6200 S. Central Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85042

Phone number 602-276-5581


Mass times Saturday vigil, 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. (Spanish) Sundays, 6:30 a.m., 7:55 a.m. (Spanish), 10 a.m. 11:15 a.m. (Spanish), 1:15 p.m. (Spanish). Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. (bilingual). First Saturday, 8 a.m. (bilingual. Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. (bilingual sermon). Latin Tridentine Mass at the St. John Bosco chapel: 8:45 a.m. (Spanish sermon), 9:50 a.m. (Spanish sermon), and noon (English sermon). Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

Confessions Monday, Wednesday, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. (St. John Bosco chapel), Saturdays, 2- 4 p.m.

Names of priests Father Alonso Saenz, pastor. Father Michael Gilbert, parochial vicar. Per the website, Father Saenz “is dedicated to preserving and promoting the traditional Catholic faith.” He is a very traditional priest and a good homilist.

School Yes, pre-K and elementary school. (They use the Baltimore Catechism.)

Special Groups Legion of Mary, Schola Cantorum, St. Vincent de Paul Society

Special Activities Blessed Sacrament exposed in St. John Bosco Chapel, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Liturgy/Music Reverent, traditional.

Fellow parishioners St. Catherine’s is a predominantly Latino parish, with much traditional piety.

Parking Ample parking on both sides of the church.

Additional observations Founded in 1961, St. Catherine’s is a tradition-friendly Catholic parish in Phoenix, south of downtown. Its parishioners are predominantly Latino. The masses are said ad orientem, and most parishioners receive Holy Communion kneeling at the altar rail and on the tongue. Also, the priests stress modesty in dress to the parishioners when they come to church.