Name of Church St. Rose

Address 5961 Franklin Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95824

Phone number (916) 421-1414


Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 & 6:30 p.m. (Spanish); Sunday 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 a.m., noon, 1, 5:30 & 7:30 p.m. Kavanagh Center, 8, 10 a.m. & noon (Spanish). Monday – Friday, 6:30 & 8 a.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. (Latin Tridentine).

Music On the weekends, mostly organ music.

Confessions Tuesday, 7-7:30 a.m. Saturday, 4-5, 6-6:30 p.m. and 5 – 5:30 p.m. Before daily and Sunday Masses.

Names of priests Monsignor James Church, pastor. Monsignor Edward Kavanagh, pastor emeritus. Father Fernando Meza, parochial vicar. Monsignor Kavanagh is from Ireland, and has served at the parish since 1948; he was also director of St. Patrick’s Home for Children 1954-2005.

School St. Patrick Academy, pre-K through 8th grade.

Special activities and parish groups Legion of Mary, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.; St. Vincent de Paul Society; novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help (after Latin Mass).

Parking Big crowds at the Masses, so come early. Park on the street if the lot is full.

Cry room No.

Additional observations St. Rose began as the chapel of St. Patrick’s Home for Children, built in 1932. It became a parish in 1940. It’s a dynamo of Catholic activity, celebrating 14 Masses per week. It’s old school, and serves a large congregation. In December, 2002, Monsignor Kavanaugh, a priest-member of Priests for Life, barred pro-abortion Governor Gray Davis from setting foot in St. Patrick’s Home, when the governor asked to distribute Christmas gifts there.