Name of Church Immaculate Conception
Address 2540 San Diego Avenue, San Diego, CA 92110
Phone number 619-295-4141
Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:15 p.m. Sunday, 8:30, 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 5:15 p.m. Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m.
Names of priests Father Richard Perozich, pastor. Monsignor Robert Ecker, weekend associate. Father Perozich is a very fine, orthodox pastor serving the Diocese of San Diego. He condemns what Pope John Paul II called “The Culture of Death,” and speaks out against sexual sin. He’s a terrific homilist; you can listen to his homilies dating back to 2010 on the parish website.
Confession 7:30 a.m. for daily Mass attendees; 4:30 – 5 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment.
Parish groups Catechesis and prayer groups, including the Night Fever prayer group for young adults, Quarters & Cans Outreach Program (assists the needy).
Parking Park in the church lot and public lot near the church.
Additional observations Immaculate Conception is a historic San Diego church, first opening for worship in 1917. It’s located near the site of California’s first Spanish Mission, Mission San Diego de Alcala. One of the original bells of the Mission, in fact, is in the bell tower of Immaculate Conception. It has beautiful interior art, including stained glass windows, paintings and statues. It is a prominent feature in Old Town San Diego. The church has a gift shop, Serra Gifts, in which you can purchase religious items.
Are there any EF (Latin) Masses?
I pray that all Diocese Seminaries will teach both forms of the Mass to serve all the people of God.
God bless holy Priests who pray both OF & EF Masses according to the proper rubrics.
Reverence is important.
This little gem of a church, as you can see “Mission Revival” architectural style, is in Old Town near Exit 20 from the San Diego Fwy (Hwy 5), in fact within view of it. Although no “TLM”, the mostly Mexican-American background parishioners have always been very traditional in their devotional life and they have had very good, devoted priests over the years (like Fr. Perozich and his assistant(s): it used to be staffed by (believe it or not) some very traditional old-time Jesuits); also, you could always easily get to it within a few minutes from the Navy base on the other side of the freeway and get back on duty on time. So, if you are on convention in SD downtown, daily 8am N.O. Mass, or just get in for a visit, perhaps.
By the way, June 12th being the “Solemnity” (1st class feast) of the Sacred Heart of Jesus—Was there any announcement or encouragement in any of your diocesan newspapers (LA; SD; Orange; San Jose; San Fran, not even Oakland nor Phoenix diocese) to the devotion to the Sacred Heart? I thoroughly searched for any article encouraging devotion to the SH of Jesus. I found none.
Of course, several on climate-change and the forthcoming “encyclical”.
Although S Margaret Mary (d. Oct 17, 1690), passed away almost exactly 100 years before the full Jacobin takeover of the Revolution in August, 1790, many in that century had urged each of the French monarchs right up to Louis XVI to have the French episcopate dedicate France to the Sacred…
Many in that century (1690-1790: storming of the Bastille July 14, 1789) had urged each of the French monarchs right up to Louis XVI to have the French episcopate dedicate France to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, alarmed by the growing moral and spiritual decay of the nation at all levels of class and leadership. The nation was also financially bankrupt as a result of the disastrous outcome of the 7 Years’ War, and the treasury was empty (unknown to Versaille, and uncomprehended by either it or its monarch).
The parallels to today’s events are striking and foreboding. And, no mention of the need for the dedication to and enthronement of the Sacred Heart, even among general rank-and-file Catholics, as far as I can tell, as the…
..as the “heart” of the matter, along with dedication to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (New Church calendar today 6/13/15).
The king had also given money in support of the American Revolution from what I have read, which helped deplete his coffers.
I once heard a homily by Fr. Perozich at his former parish. Because of him, I will check out this church someday. We need many more priests like him.
“For the remedies adapted to the condition of time and circumstances, are always supplied by Divine Wisdom, who reacheth from end to end mightily, and ordereth all things sweetly (Wisdom viii, 1). But in this latter age also, “the hand of the Lord is not shortened” (Isaias lix, 1), more especially since error has crept in and has spread far and wide, so that it might well be feared that the fountains of Christian life might be in a manner dried up, where men are cut off from the love and knowledge of God. ” Pius XI, May 8, 1928, Miserentissimus Redemptor, on the Sacred Heart
Why? What happened in the 1997 wreckovation? Certainly, the form of the altar and the apparent absence of a communion rail, don’t give much of the claimed “orthodox” Catholic presence. Also, very nice to have a TLM on June 20 (a Saturday) at 10 am, but what about every Sunday at 10 am? The latter is really a knee-slapper, given B. McElroy’s vocal anti-Traditional position on most things catholic. (FYI-He was decidedly disrespectful to his once-boss, Abp. Cordileone on the morals clause and altar boys only issues.)
Nice building, though.
St. Christopher, instead of complaining, you need to teach others to love the EF Mass. And that will not happen when you bad mouth the OF Mass.
So please do not make enemies on behalf of us who do love the EF Mass.
Leigh and Carol God bless you both. I second that Amen.
Yes Carol it is. Its also in a very nice historical area. They have a gift shop too.
I understand Father Perozich is rather new to Immaculate Conception so in time I hope he will offer the TLM on every Sunday at a good time, having lived in San Diego for a while, Old Town is loaded with tourists can you imagine if these tourists stopped in for Holy Mass and there was a TLM being offered? This would be a great oppurtunity for thousands of people who visit Old Town San Diego to experiance the Traditional Latin Mass and return home and request to their priest to offer the TLM. Those in San Diego should offer to buy Father Perozich Roman vestments and anything he may need to offer the TLM. Yes the church has been “wreckovated” i.e. no high altar, communion rail but that could be taken care of with donations and people…
Thank you CCD for this article.