St. Vincent de Paul Church, Huntington Beach
Name of Church St. Vincent de Paul Church
Address 8345 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Phone number (714) 842-3000
Mass times Saturday vigil 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. (Spanish); Sunday 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday, 7 a.m. Monday – Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Holy days, 6:30 p.m. vigil, 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m. (English & Spanish). First Fridays, 8 p.m.
Music Depends on the Mass; cantors, choirs and a contemporary ensemble for the Sunday, 5 p.m. Life Teen Mass
Confessions Saturdays, 3:30 p.m.
Names of priests Father Jerome Karcher, pastor. Father Robert Capone, parochial vicar.
School No, but religious education classes for children and adults
Special events Eucharistic adoration and devotion to the Blessed Mother are stressed at the parish: Eucharistic exposition, Monday 9 a.m. – Thursday, 7 p.m.; Vespers with Benediction, Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
Special parish groups Eucharistic Adoration Society, Ministry to the Sick, Detention Ministry, Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Moms group
Homilies/Priests Priests are devout, orthodox, and desire to lead their people in holiness. Father Karcher, the pastor, is one of a few priests in the diocese to wear the cassock on the church grounds regularly. He is one of 12 children of Carl Karcher (1917-2008), devout Catholic and founder of Carl’s Jr. hamburger chain. Father Karcher is founder of Mercy House, which helps the homeless.
Fellow parishioners Anglo and Hispanic, some Vietnamese
Acoustics Good; the sound system was recently fixed
Cry room No, but child care is available for small children in a separate building at the 10 am & 11:30 a.m. Sunday Masses
Parish bulletin Available online on the parish website.
Additional observations The church is a new building, modern on the interior, and plain in the altar area. Take a virtual tour online on the parish website. Attached to the church is a Blessed Sacrament tower chapel which is a good place for private prayer. St. Vincent de Paul is located alongside one of the diocesan cemeteries, Good Shepherd; in fact, the graves border two sides of the church and run around the courtyard. You’ll frequently see mourners as you walk into the church.
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