Name of Church Santa Sophia Church
Address 9800 San Juan Street, Spring Valley, CA 91977
Phone number (619) 463-6629
Mass times Saturday vigil, 4:30 p.m. Sundays, 8 a.m., 11 a.m. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.
Confessions Mondays and Fridays, 7 – 7:45 a.m., Wednesdays with adoration 5 – 6 p.m. and by appointment.
Names of priests Fr. Corey Tufford, pastor. Father is a pious young priest, ordained in 2016, and a first-time pastor having come to Santa Sophia in 2022. He grew up in a non-practicing Catholic household, had a conversion experience, and attended Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Special groups/activities Homeschool Ministry, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Legion of Mary, Walking with Purpose women’s bible study, Women’s Guild, Bereavement Support Group, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Filipino-American Society, Senior’s Club, Latino Society, summer camps.
Music Choirs, Kids’ Chorale, musicians, cantors. Visit their YouTube page to hear the choirs sing: https://www.youtube.com/@santasophia/videos.
School Yes, pre-K-8th grade.
Parking Ample parking around the church.
Additional observations Santa Sophia is a parish of the Diocese of San Diego. It notable design features include a large crucifix over the altar and its barrel rood and large bell tower. It was established in 1956; its church was built in 1958 (and refurbished in the late 90s to early 2000).