Name of Church National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Address 711 T Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Phone number (916) 442-3211


Mass times Saturday vigil 7 p.m.; Sunday 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. Weekdays, 8 a.m. & 7 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. All Masses in Spanish.

Confessions Saturday, 5-7 p.m. Before Sunday Masses and by appointment.

Names of priests Fr. Francisco Hernandez, pastor.

School Yes, a school cooperative in alliance with the charter school Inspire.

Parish groups Knights of Columbus, Regnum Christi, St. Vincent de Paul Society, prayer groups

Music Weekend Hispanic choirs.

Fellow parishioners Hispanic.

Parking On the weekends the Masses are crowded and parking in the lot can get scarce, but you can park on the street.

Acoustics OK.

Cry room Yes.

Additional observations Our Lady of Guadalupe chapel was established in 1945. Initially, it was intended as an extension of the work of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in downtown Sacramento, but later was specifically devoted to minister to the Hispanic community. It moved to its current site in 1958, and became a diocesan parish in 1969. It was designated as a national shrine in 1978, with Bishop Alfonso Gallegos, Sacramento’s first Hispanic bishop, as its pastor. The Legionaries of Christ had previously administered to the shrine. The remains of Bishop Gallegos, whose cause for beatification is proceeding, are located in a special tomb at the Shrine. The Shrine is also home to a Shroud of Turin (burial cloth of Christ) exhibit, which includes information about the scientific examination of the Shroud. The Shrine also has a sanctuary bookstore.