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.

Acoustics  Fine.

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.