Name of Church St. Francis de Sales

Address 4268 Lime Street, Riverside CA 92501

Phone number (951) 686-4004 or (951) 683-6204 (Spanish)


Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 5 p.m. (Spanish).  Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m., Tuesday & Friday, 5:15 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m., First Friday, 7 p.m. (Spanish).  Holy days: 5:15 p.m. (vigil), 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish).

Music Group sings with organ at the vigil, 8 & 10 a.m.; there is a Spanish choir for the 5 p.m.

Confessions Tuesday & Friday, 4:30 – 5 p.m.  Saturday, 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Names of priests Father Reno Aiardi, parish administrator.  Father Louis Abdoo, parochial vicar.

School Yes.  Pre-K through 8th grade.

Special parish groups/activities Catholic Daughters, Knights of Columbus, Legion of Mary, Perpetual Adoration, Women’s Ministry, Altar Society, Right to Life, Mother of Perpetual Help Novena on Tuesdays at 5 p.m.

Fellow parishioners Largely Anglo, with a significant Hispanic community.

Parking Fine.

Cry room Yes, there are two on either side of the altar at the front.

Additional observations  Founded in 1886, St. Francis de Sales is a historic parish and the oldest in Riverside.  It is part of the Diocese of San Bernardino.  Highlights include faithful priests and 24-hour Perpetual Adoration in its St. Bernard Chapel.