Name of Church St. Joseph

Address 1150 W. Holt Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768

Phone number 909-629-4101


Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. (Arabic).  Sundays, 7 a.m., 9 a.m. (Spanish), 11:00 a.m., 1 p.m. (Spanish)  Monday-Friday, 8 a.m., 6:30 p.m. (Spanish)

Confessions Saturdays, 3-4:30 p.m. (school classrooms), Monday & Friday, 8:30 – 9 a.m. (vestibule), Friday, 5-6:30 p.m. (school classrooms)

Names of priests/homilies Fr. Steven Guitron, pastor.  Fr. Everardo Soto Montoya, associate pastor.  Fr. John Montejano, in residence.  Fr. Ala Nadim Alalamat, Arabic (chaplain).  Fr. Guitron is a faithful priest with a traditional bent.  Listen to him teach on the parish Facebook page, in both English and Spanish, on the Sacrament of Confession (  He recently had a communion rail installed in the church, and re-introduced the St. Michael’s prayer.

School Yes, grades TK – 8.  The school offers a dual immersion, English-Spanish option for students.

Special activities and groups adoration Fridays 4-6 p.m., St. Vincent de Paul Society, livestreamed night prayer at 9 p.m., Legion of Mary, youth ministry, Young Ladies Institute (YLI), Divine Mercy prayer ministry

Parking There is ample parking behind the church and in the school lot.

Fellow parishioners English-speaking and Hispanic communities; the parish is also home to an Arab-American Catholic community.  Learn about the Arab community on its Facebook page:

Additional observations  St. Joseph Church is a parish of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  Catholicism first came to the region in 1771, when Mission San Gabriel was founded by Spanish Franciscans.  St. Joseph began as a parish mission in the 19th century, with the first resident pastor coming in 1886.  The current church was dedicated in 1956.  A more conservative parish, featuring traditional architecture and beautiful interior art.