Name of Church St. Therese Church

Address 510 N. El Molino Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

Phone number 626-282-2744

Mass times Monday-Saturday, 6 & 8 a.m. Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. Sunday, 7:30, 9 & 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Latin High Mass, Sunday at 1 p.m. Holy days: 6, 8, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. First Friday Mass, 7:30 p.m. (followed by an all-night prayer vigil).

Confessions Wednesdays, 7 – 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Names of priests Discalced Carmelite Friars: Fr. Philip Sullivan, pastor. Fr. Bernard Perkins and Fr. Leonel Varela, associate pastors. Fr. Albert Bunsic, in residence.

School K-8th grade.

Special groups and events Respect Life Ministry, various prayer and devotion groups, Knights of Columbus, young adult group, Couples for Christ, Catholic tradition talks, scouting, grief groups

Music Depends on the Mass, traditional to more contemporary choirs.

Homilies The Carmelite Fathers are prayerful, encourage devotions and regular reception of the sacraments and are friendly to tradition.

Fellow parishioners The parish is located across the street from the upscale, English-speaking neighborhood of San Marino. The Tridentine Mass on Sundays draws people from miles around.

Parking There is a large lot and plenty of parking on the street.

Acoustics OK

Additional observations St. Therese is a large church devoted to St. Therese of the Little Flower. It is probably the most conservative in the area. It has a 24-hour adoration chapel, strong Respect Life ministry, Legion of Mary and Natural Family Planning classes. Although the nearby Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart Motherhouse has its own chapel, don’t be surprised to see the sisters lined up for confession on Saturdays. And, on Sundays at 1 p.m., Claretian Father Robert Bishop offers a Tridentine Mass with traditional choir. There is also a gift shop which sells religious items next to the vestibule.