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:

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).