Name of Church San Secondo d’Asti Church

Address 250 N. Turner Avenue, Ontario, CA 91761

Phone number 909-390-0011


Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 p.m.  Sundays, 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (Latin Tridentine), 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. (Latin Tridentine), 5 p.m.  Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m. & 7 p.m.  Saturday, 6:30 a.m. (Latin Tridentine).  The Ordinary Form is celebrated ad orientem.  The first two Sundays of the month are High (sung) Latin Masses, the remaining Sundays are Low (not sung) Masses.  Check the website for the dress code for entering the church or visiting with the pastor.

Confessions Saturdays, 6 – 6:30 a.m. & 4 – 5 p.m.  Sundays, the half hour before Mass (except before the 2:30 p.m.).  Weekdays, 6 – 6:30 a.m., 7:30 – 8 a.m., 6:30 – 7 p.m.  Also by appointment.

Names of priests Fr. Stanley Onwuegbule, administrator.  Fr. Paul Schmidt, SVD, is a visiting priest who celebrates the Latin Mass.  The parish has long been a haven for traditional-minded Catholics, and was led for many years by Fr. Louis Marx (1940-2018), and continues to be of that traditional leaning.

School No.

Devotions, groups and activities  Devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help & Benediction, Patriotic Rosary, Chalice of Strength and Adoration (Thursdays), Knights of Columbus, food pantry, pro-life ministry (prays at abortion clinics on first Saturdays), Altar and Rosary Society, Beneath His Cross (prays for priests).

Parking Ample parking alongside the church.  

Acoustics  Fine.

Cry room No.

Additional observations  San Secondo d’Asti is located in Ontario (technically Guasti, a small, unincorporated area near the Ontario airport and downtown Ontario).  It is part of the Diocese of San Bernardino, which encompasses both Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.  The parish was established in 1926, built by grape growing Italian immigrants.   It is a mission-style church, surrounded by rose gardens.  There are many traditional statues both inside the church and outside, including the Sacred Heart, Blessed Mother and St. Anthony of Padua.  It serves 900 families.