Name of Church St. Paschal Baylon Church
Address 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks CA 91360
Phone number (805) 496-0222
Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. (Spanish). Sundays, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. (with children’s service), 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish) & 5:30 p.m. (youth Mass). Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. & 8:15 a.m. Saturday, 8:15 a.m. Holy Days, 6:30 a.m., 8:15 a.m., 12:05 p.m., 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. (Spanish)
Additionally, the pastor has been working with a group of parishioners to establish a Sunday Tridentine Mass; currently, it is offered once a week. The celebrant is Father Joe Scerbo, a Franciscan priest who has been training with the Fraternity of St. Peter. (Father Scerbo has become an expert on Blessed Junipero Serra, and has been a strong defender of Serra against Serra’s critics.) The altar boys wear cassocks and surpluses, a choir sings Gregorian chant; other trappings include incense, a makeshift communion rail and bells. (If you live in the area and like to attend the Tridentine Mass, please join the congregation on the last Sunday of the month at 3 pm. As the “demand” increases for this Mass, it may become a regular Sunday Mass.)
Confessions Saturdays, 3:30 – 5 p.m., 8-9 p.m.
Names of priests Father Dave Heney, pastor. Father Thai Le, parochial vicar. Father Jim Maher and Father Joe Scerbo, in residence.
Special groups/activities Perpetual adoration, open to the general public, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Monday night classes on Catholicism; Faith & Family Ministry, which includes NFP and Theology of the Body classes and Men’s and Women’s programs; Respect Life Ministry; Home Schoolers; Serra Club; Separated, Divorced, Widowed Catholics; Italian Catholic Federation; Mission Circle; Young Adult Group/The Rock
Music Depends on the Mass. If you like more traditional music, the Sunday 10:45 a.m. is the Mass for you. The 9 a.m. features more contemporary music, and the 5:30 p.m. is a youth Mass that is more contemporary yet (but no drums!).
School Yes, K-8.
Fellow parishioners A predominantly English-speaking community.
Parking No problem.
Additional observations St. Paschal is a parish of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, located in Ventura County. Strong points include its perpetual adoration chapel and strong programs for youth. There is a significant orthodox contingent which attends the parish, some of whom are pursuing the weekly Tridentine Mass.