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.

Cry room Yes, behind the chapel, it’s in a separate room with a TV monitor.

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.