Name of Church St. Catherine of Siena
Address 1310 Bayswater Avenue, Burlingame CA 94010
Phone number (650) 344-6884
Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon Monday – Friday, 7 a.m., 12:05 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.
Saturdays, 4 – 4:45 p.m.
Names of priests 
Fr. John Ryan, pastor. Fr. Clifford Martin, parochial vicar. Fr. Gerard O’Rourke, in residence.
Special groups/activities 
Respect Life, Vocation Ministry/Traveling Crucifix, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Siena Social Club, Men’s Club, Divorced, Separated, Widowed Ministry, Call to Holiness Prayer Group, Our Mother of Perpetual Help
 Saturday vigil Mass has a cantor; the Sunday Masses have choirs.
Yes. Grades K – 8. Served by the Sacro Costato Missionary Sisters. The school opened in 1938 and charged $2/month tuition! (With tuition and fees, it’s around $6,000/year now.)
Fellow parishioners 
Burlingame is an older, English-speaking community; many of its residents are well-to-do.
No problem on the weekends; you can park on the school grounds.
Additional observations St. Catherine’s is one of two beautiful old churches in Burlingame, about a half hour’s drive south of San Francisco. The parish was established in 1908; the current church dedicated in 1952. It’s a beautiful church, great architecture and stained glass windows.



Posted Friday, May 25, 2012 12:25 AM By Dan
May I suggest visiting St. Catherine of Sienna in Reseda? Fr. Paul Griesbraber is a rare and holy priest who is making a difference in the lives of those there.

Posted Friday, May 25, 2012 4:49 AM By St. Christopher
Great architecture — but no great TLM! Shame on the local pastor. Shame on the bishop. Benedict XVI will be seen as a positive and historic figure in the history of the Church by returning its vision to Tradition, and away from the awful implementation of Vatican II. Hans Kung and his minions will all die and be lost to history, save as a footnote. Benedict, however, will be seen as an embattled, but courageous figure among the Papacy. The rush to canonize JPII has been much too quick; a figure like Benedict, less charismatic to be sure, will not move toward sainthood as quickly, but, in actuality, will be understood as vital to the survival of the Church, as an instrument of God’s salvation.

Posted Friday, May 25, 2012 6:46 AM By Janet
The Traditional Latin Mass is celebrated at St Catherine’s every 4th Sunday of the month at 5.30pm. The rosary, recited in Latin, precedes this beautiful celebration which is described as “The closest thing to heaven on earth”. All are welcome. Please join us Sunday for the great feast of Pentecost. Thank you Fr Ryan.

Posted Friday, May 25, 2012 8:25 AM By max
what? no mass in aramaic or sanskrit? call the national guard! [seriously, it looks gorgeous from the pics, and the pastor is a wonderful, dediccated parish priest from ireland, just like the man in residence…]

Posted Friday, May 25, 2012 10:24 AM By Anne
Dan, St. Catherine of Siena, Reseda has been previously featured in Churches Worth Driving To.

Posted Friday, May 25, 2012 10:48 AM By Elizabeth
Yes, as Janet said…..they certainly do have a Latin Mass. Been there, ya all come!!!!

Posted Friday, May 25, 2012 12:15 PM By Larry
Thanks, Janet. Information on Bay Area TLMs is available at the NEARBY MASSES tab at A pity, though, that the TLM isn’t mentioned in this story.