Name of Church San Secondo d’Asti Church

Address 250 N. Turner Avenue, Ontario, CA 91761

Phone number 909-390-0011


Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (Latin), 12:30 p.m., 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. & 8 a.m. Saturday, 6:30 a.m. (Latin). Thursdays, 9 p.m. (Latin, Chalice of Strength). First Fridays, 7 p.m. The Ordinary Form is celebrated ad orientem. Communion is kneeling and on the tongue. Head coverings for women are encouraged; veils may be borrowed in the vestibule. Modesty in dress by parishioners is requested at Mass and for meetings with the pastor.

Confessions Saturdays, 6 – 6:30 a.m. & 4 – 5 p.m. Sundays, the half hour before Mass. Weekdays, 6 – 6:30 a.m., 7:30 – 8 a.m. Thursdays, 8 – 9 a.m. First Fridays, 6:30 – 7 p.m.

Names of priests Father Louis Marx, pastor. Father Marx has served as pastor for nearly 20 years. He is an orthodox, traditional priest, pious and strongly pro-life. Sermons at San Secondo d’Asti are always very faithful.

School No.

Groups and Activities Tuesdays, 7 p.m., devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help & Benediction; first Tuesdays, patriotic rosary; all night adoration, Thursday night before first Fridays; Communion of Reparation adoration, first Fridays; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society; Altar and Rosary Society; San Secondo Pro Life.

Fellow parishioners Serves 900 families, many drawn by the traditional nature of the small church.

Parking Ample parking alongside the church.

Acoustics Fine.

Cry room No.

Additional observations San Secondo d’Asti is located in Ontario (technically Guasti, a small, unincorporated area near the Ontario airport and downtown Ontario). It is part of the Diocese of San Bernardino, which encompasses both Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. The parish was established in 1926, built by grape growing Italian immigrants. It is a mission-style church, surrounded by rose gardens. There are many traditional statues both inside the church and outside. Today, San Secondo d’Asti is a remarkably traditional parish in a diocese long governed by liberal bishops. As can be imagined with a liberal bishop, there is an acute priest shortage in San Bernardino. Its 92 churches are served by only 54 priests. A single priest might serve multiple parishes, with a lay person acting as parish administrator of an individual parish.