Name of Church St. David of Wales

Address 5641 Esmond Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805

Phone number (510) 237-1531


Mass times Saturday Vigil 5 p.m.; Sunday 8:00 & 11 a.m. English, 9:30 a.m. Spanish; Monday – Friday 8:15 a.m, Tuesday – Friday 6:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.

Music Cantor for the Sunday 8:30 a.m. Mass, Choir for the 11 a.m. The choir sings Gregorian chant and polyphonic harmony with the congregation; selections include Mendelsohn, Bach, Handel, Scarlatti and Palestrina. Choir director and organist is Richard Mix.

Confessions Saturdays 4-4:45 p.m.
Tuesday – Friday 5:30 – 6:20 p.m.

Names of priests Fr. John Direen, pastor. Fr. Joyzy Pius Egunjobi, priest-in-residence. Fr. Direen is a pious and orthodox pastor. He was a Franciscan for six years, but did not take final vows, and opted instead for the diocesan priesthood.

School Yes, PreK-8.

Devotions Exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Tuesday through Friday 5-6:20 PM which includes Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and silent adoration; Perpetual Help Novena on Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.; Rosary Monday – Saturday, 7:30 a.m.

Special parish groups Knights of Columbus, St. David’s Food Pantry Guild, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Family to Family Ministry.

Parking There is a good-sized lot and street parking.

Cry room Yes.

Additional observations St. David is a parish in the Diocese of Oakland. It has a solid pastor and a quality music program. It is located near the vast Wildcat Canyon Regional Park.

(Updated November 12)