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 (https://www.facebook.com/St-Joseph-Catholic-Church-PomonaCA-105830407729700/videos/?ref=page_internal). 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: https://www.facebook.com/stjosephaacc.church.
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.