Name of Church Sacred Heart Church
Address 13716 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone number 408-867-3634
Mass times Saturday, 5 p.m., vigil; Sunday, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m. Monday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m. (except Thursday, when it is 8 a.m.)
Confessions Saturdays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Names of priests Father Gary Thomas, pastor. Father Robert McKay, parochial vicar. Father Thomas serves as exorcist for the diocese of San Jose. He assumed the role in 2005, at the request of his bishop. He served as a consultant for the 2011 Anthony Hopkins film The Rite, and has frequently spoken about his experiences with exorcisms. Like the lead character in the movie, he began his career in the mortuary business. He studied in Rome to be an exorcist, and has since taught other priests to be exorcists.
School Yes, K-8.
Special activities and groups St. Julie Billiart Adoration Chapel, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; men’s and women’s clubs; Vacation Bible Camp; FIRE speaker series; Martha’s Kitchen; Respect for Life;
Music Choirs and cantors.
Additional observations Saratoga is a community south west of San Jose. Sacred Heart began as a parish mission in the 1880s; the current church was dedicated in 1970.