Name of Church Santa Clara 

Address 323 S E Street, Oxnard, CA 93030

Phone number (805) 487-3891


Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. (Spanish).  Sundays, 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon (8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon in the mission chapel), 2 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m.  Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. (Spanish in the chapel).  Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. (Spanish).  Friday, 5 p.m. (Spanish in the chapel).  Saturday, 8 a.m.   In addition to the main parish, Santa Clara maintains a mission chapel five miles away and a Catholic Korean mission.

Confessions  Wednesdays, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.  (During adoration.)  Fridays, 4 to 5 p.m.

Names of priests Fr. John Love, pastor.  Father is a faithful priest who is also a wing chaplain in the Air National Guard, and has served as a chaplain for the Order of Malta.  He previously was the long-time pastor of St. Mark’s Church in Isla Vista, which serves students of UC Santa Barbara.  Fr. Patrick Ayala, associate pastor.  Fr. Carlos Villasano, associate pastor.  Fr. Charles Llueras, CRIC, associate pastor.

Special groups/activities Legion of Mary, Knights of Columbus, Retrouvaille, youth ministry, prayer groups.

School Yes, TK through 8.

Parking Parking lots nearby and parking on the street.

Additional observations  Santa Clara is a parish of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  The historic parish was established in 1884, and opened its doors to parishioners the following year.  It is a beautiful stone and brick church built in 1904, with a traditional altar, paintings, stained glass windows, statues and Gothic architecture-style high ceilings.  There is also a retreat house located next to the church.   Take a video tour of the church: