Name of Church St. Patrick

Address 235 Chapel Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945


Phone (530) 273-2347

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

Confessions Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:15 a.m.  Friday, 5 – 6 p.m.  Saturday, 3 – 4:30 p.m.  Also by appointment.

Names of priests Fr. Alexander Estrella, pastor.  Fr. Jossy Vattothu, parochial vicar.  Fr. Estrella is an intellectual and orthodox young priest, ordained for the Diocese of Sacramento in 2016.  Among his interests, he has an interest in the formation and education of youth (he teaches religion at Mt. Saint Mary’s Academy).

Special parish groups/activities Bible studies, Families of Nazareth, adoration, various prayer groups, Secular Franciscans, Catholic Ladies Relief Society, Culture of Life, Prison Ministry, Sierra Roots (homeless ministry), Knights of Columbus, Mt. Saint Mary’s Academy, Widow’s Wisdom Circle.

School Mt. Saint Mary’s Academy, established 1859, serving pre-K to 8th grade.  Chesterton Academy, a new Catholic high school launching in fall 2022.

Music Adult choirs sing at the Sunday Masses; a children’s choir sings once a month at the Sunday 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses.

Parking Parking lots by the church as well as street parking. 

Additional observations  St. Patrick Parish was established in 1855 to serve the miners who worked the region in the mid-19th century.  It was originally part of the Diocese of Grass Valley, which included parts of Nevada, Utah and Colorado; the diocese was later suppressed and the parish is today located in the Diocese of Sacramento.