Name of Church St. Mary’s by the Sea

Address 321 10th Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Phone number 714-536-6913


Mass times Saturday, 5 p.m., vigil; Sunday, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 & noon (Latin Tridentine Mass). Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m.

Confessions Saturdays, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Names of priests Fr. Quang Vinh Chu, pastor.

School None.

Special activities and groups Eucharistic adoration Monday-Friday, 1-4:30 p.m. (see; Divine Mercy Chaplet, 3 p.m. with Eucharistic adoration through 7:30 p.m. closing with Benediction; Knights of Columbus; Legion of Mary; St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Parking There is a small parking lot beside the church and free parking on the street. You’re four blocks from the beach, so you might have to park and walk a few blocks on Sundays.

Acoustics Good.

Cry room No.

Additional observations St. Mary’s by the Sea is a historic white wooden church near downtown Huntington Beach and the Huntington Beach pier. It began as a parish mission of St. Joseph’s Church in Santa Ana in 1905; the church was built in 1923. The diocese considered closing the parish and selling the valuable property in the 1970s, but instead sent Fr. Daniel Johnson to be its pastor in 1978. Fr. Johnson was known for his orthodoxy and love of the Tridentine Mass; he served the parish until 2004. During that time, he walked the parish five times inviting lapsed Catholics back to church. Since his retirement (and death in 2007), the parish has been served by four Vietnamese priests; Fr. Quang came to the parish in 2011 and became pastor in 2013.