Name of Church Ss. Simon & Jude
Address 20444 Magnolia Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Phone number (714) 962-3333
Mass times Saturday vigil, 4 p.m. Sundays, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. & 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 8:15 a.m.
Confessions Saturdays after the 8:15 a.m. Mass
Names of priests Fr. Reynold Furrell, pastor. Fr. Thanh-Tai Nguyen, parochial vicar. Fr. Mike Rizzo, parochial vicar. Ss. Simon & Jude Parish for many years was staffed by Franciscan priests, known for their liberal bent. A few years ago the Franciscans left, and the parish went more mainstream as it reverted to the diocesan priesthood. Before becoming a priest, Fr. Furrell was a musician playing in Hollywood orchestras for movies and sitcoms. He is originally from Kansas City, is a former Southern Baptist and convert to the Catholic faith. After a visit to Lourdes he entered the seminary, and has served in a variety of parishes before recently being installed as pastor of Ss. Simon & Jude.
Special activities and groups Vacation Bible School, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Mom’s Group, Street Evangelization Training, Quilt Guild, adult and high school Bible studies, adoration on the last Wednesdays of the month.
Music Depends on the Mass: adult choir, contemporary ensemble, children’s choir (for Christmas)
School Yes, TYKE through 8th grade.
Parishioners This part of Huntington Beach is a middle class, English-speaking community. The parish is close enough to the beach to enjoy a refreshing sea breeze.
Parking There is ample parking in the lot behind the church.