Name of Church St. Andrew’s Church
Address 311 N. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103 (in Old Town Pasadena)
Phone number (626) 792-4183
Mass Schedule Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. Sundays, 6:30 a.m. (Spanish), 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. (Spanish), 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. Weekdays, Monday – Saturday, 8:15 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. (Spanish). Weekend masses are held in the church; weekday masses are held in a smaller chapel which is part of the main church building.
Confessions Saturdays, 3 – 4:45 p.m.
Priests Fr. Paul Sustayta, pastor. Father Jose Corral, SJ, associate pastor. Fr. Tony Scannell, OFM, weekend presider. Fr. Sustayta has served as pastor since 2007.
School Yes, grades K-8.
Special parish activities Young Adults ministry, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Serra Club, Divine Mercy Group, Concert Committee
Music Depends on the Mass, cantors and choirs; organ
Fellow parishioners Anglo, Hispanic; some black and Filipino
Parking Park in the back of church or the parking lot at Raymond and Chestnut.
Additional observations St. Andrew’s was founded in 1886, the same year of the first Tournament of Roses Parade and incorporation of Pasadena as a city. The church was completed in 1927. The Pasadena area has many beautiful old churches; this is arguably the most impressive (St. Elizabeth on Lake Avenue is quite beautiful inside, too). Located in old town Pasadena, it is a Byzantine-style structure modeled after the Basilica of St. Sabina in Rome. Its sanctuary contains magnificent murals created by Italian painter Carlo Wostry; there are also impressive marble columns, stained glass windows and statues. The interior artwork took eight years to complete. It also has a Romanesque campanile bell tower visible for miles around, and its bells can be heard tolling regularly. It is one of Pasadena’s landmarks and well worth a visit.