Name of Church St. Stephen Church

Address 31020 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center, CA 92082

Phone number (760) 749-3324


Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m.  Sundays, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m. (Spanish)  Monday, 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, 8:45 a.m., Wednesday, 6:45 a.m.  Thursday Communion Service, 8:45 a.m.  Friday 5:30 p.m.

Confessions  Fridays, 6 p.m. and by appointment

Names of priests Fr. Luke Jauregui, pastor.  Fr. Luke is a middle-aged, faithful priest, strongly pro-life who grew up in the area.  Msgr. Roger Lechner is a retired priest who assists at the parish; he was its founding priest.

Special groups/activities “Little Flowers” (Catholic program for girls), youth group, Women’s Ministry, Bible Study, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Catholic Men’s Fellowship, Bereavement Ministry, Culture of Life group, Guadalupanos group, Women’s Guild.

Music Choirs and musicians, depending on the Mass.

School No.

Fellow parishioners Predominantly an English-speaking community, with a large Spanish-speaking community.

Parking Ample parking around the church.

Additional observations  St. Stephen is a parish of the Diocese of San Diego located near Escondido.  It was established as a parish in 1981.  Construction of the parish buildings began shortly after, with the current church being dedicated in 2006.  Notable events in the parish’s history included the fires that ravaged the area in 2003; St. Stephen’s became a center for supplying victims with emergency supplies.