Name of Church Holy Spirit Church
Address 1244 St. Francis Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Phone number (707) 539-4495
Mass Schedule Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Weekdays, 1 p.m.
Confessions By appointment, call (707) 539-4495
Names of priests Fr. Ron Serban, pastor. Fr. Serban was born in Passaic, New Jersey. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and, after he was honorably discharged, made his way to the seminary for the Diocese of Santa Rosa. He was ordained a priest in 1993, and served as a military chaplain for a time. He has served in a variety of parishes and ministries for the diocese. He is a faithful pastor and is popular with the parish community.
Special activities and groups St. Vincent de Paul Society, Men’s and Women’s Clubs, Bible study group, youth group, high school ministry.
Music Singers and musicians; depends on the Mass.
Fellow parishioners This is a smaller parish of about 1,000 parishioners in an upper middle class area near Northern California’s wine country. In fact, several major families in the wine industry are parishioners.
Parking Ample parking alongside the church.
Additional observations The area around Holy Spirit Church has been devastated twice by fires in recent years, including 2017 and 2020. In the late September 2020 Glass Fire, in fact, the pastor had to evacuate as flames reached within six blocks of the parish. It has also seen some of the country’s strictest pandemic lockdown measures, with Masses being celebrated outside the parish in a plaza area. Watch recent Masses on the parish’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCquuuI6w8ZUE14rZZUed6QQ.