Welcome to St. Mary’s by the Sea

churchbulletin-353Whether you attend Mass regularly, are visiting from another parish or faith community, or if you’re looking to join or return to the Catholic Church, all are welcome. Please visit us this weekend at Mass.  

Our picturesque church located at 321 10th Street in the historical district of Huntington Beach CA was built in 1923. We are only three blocks from Pacific Coast Highway.  CLICK HERE for directions.

As Christian stewards, our mission is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all people through word, sacrament, service, and community life. Getting involved is a key part of our faith. We encourage all of our parishioners to be active members of our faith community, helping others, and sharing our faith. We have a vibrant and prayerful parish with many opportunities for you to worship with us and to share our life in Christ.  CLICK HERE for our Ministry page to see how you can participate. 

READ MORE to find out what is happening this week at St. Mary’s by the Sea.  

For a history of our parish READ MORE. 

 If you would like to become a registered member of St. Mary’s by the Sea CLICK HERE for our registration form.  You can download, fill in and print to bring to office.


Mission Statement

Jesus comes “to serve, not to be served”

St. Mary’s by the Sea is a Catholic/Christian community of faith, hope, tradition and love, journeying together in the spirit of hospitality, stewardship, respect, unity and charity, welcoming and serving all brothers and sisters in Christ, under the mantle of Our Lady.  (Mt. 20: 28)

Lenten Schedule 

             Stations of the Cross:

        Every Friday at 8:30 am & 6:00 pm 


Friday Abstinence:

       Everyone 14 years or older is seriously bound to abstain from meat on all Fridays of Lent.

Lenten Regulations

  1. It is to be noted first of all that it is by Divine Law that the faithful are bound to do penance and, as a specification of this obligation by the Church, some form of mortification by those 14 years of age and older is to be observed on all Fridays throughout the year. This obligation is itself a serious one.
  2. Everyone 14 years of age and older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and on all Fridays of Lent.
  3. Everyone who is at least 18 years of age and not yet 60 is bound also to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
  4. On these two days of fast, only one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals on these days is not permitted, but liquids are allowed.
  5. Where health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige.