churchbulletin-353A Message from Our Pastor
Dear Parishioners:

Like you, I am deeply troubled by the incredibly rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating effects on our local Catholic community.  We at St. Mary’s by the Sea continue to suspend public Mass in light of the warnings of international health organizations and the CDC in order to take reasonable precautions to halt the coronavirus.  Click here for more information on how to stay safe during this crisis.

We need your prayers and patience as we prayerfully and carefully consider all that is in front of us.  Thank you for your faithfulness and devotion to St. Mary’s by the Sea and your generous support during this coronavirus crisis. My prayers are with you and may the Lord bless you during this season of Lent and always.  It is in this time of crisis that we need to pray for God’s mercy and kindness.

We would like to inform you that St. Mary’s by the Sea has been closed since Friday, March 20, 2020 and will remain closed until further notice in observance of California Order N-33-20.  Please know, however, that members of our staff are working remotely from home. If you’d like to speak with one of us, please leave a voicemail on our office line and we will respond to your message as soon as possible, or you can send us an email. Thank you and may God bless you and your families. 

Phone #: (714) 536-6913, x-112  Email: officesmbs@gmail.com

Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Reverend Quang Vinh Chu, Pastor

CLICK HERE for prayer card   CLICK HERE for letter from Pastor and spiritual communion readings and links for prayers.

UPDATE ON SCHEDULED EVENTS: MASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Sunday Mass will be livestreamed in English at 9:45 a.m. at facebook.com/christcathedralca. Daily Mass will be livestreamed at 8:15 a.m. on Monday through Saturday and on Sunday at 9 a.m. at http://stedward.com/stedcast/.  Latin Tridentine Mass at www.livemass.net 

ALL PARISH  EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:

From the Office of the Bishop of Orange

In light of the GOVERNOR’S ORDER FOR ALL CALIF. RESIDENTS TO REMAIN AT HOME, EXCEPT ESSENTIAL SERVICES INDIVIDUALS, we want to provide further clarifications and reminders about public and private gatherings.

What does this mean for our Parishes, Schools, Pastoral Center and Cathedral Campus?

AS PUBLIC PLACES, OUR CHURCHES, SCHOOLS AND CAMPUS WILL NEED TO CLOSE TO PUBLIC ENTRY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE PER THE GOVERNOR’S ORDER. THIS WILL ALSO INCLUDE CONDUCTING BAPTISMS (unless in an emergency), WEDDINGS, RECEPTIONS, EVENTS, GROUPS, SOCIETIES, DEVOTIONS, CHOIRS, FUNERAL VIGILS, ROSARIES, AND ANYTHING THAT CAUSES PEOPLE TO GATHER IN ONE PLACE. THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK WITH PROPER PRECAUTIONS IS TO BE CONTINUED.

ALL NON-ESSENTIAL Parish Staff, School Staff, Pastoral Center Staff, and Campus Staff will need to work from home effective as of midnight on 03-19-20, per the Order, until further notice.

Daily Confessions are suspended at this time. Further clarification will be provided to you as soon as possible regarding both Confessions and Holy Week Services.

St. Mary’s by the Sea parish grounds are now closed to public entry. 

CLICK HERE for latest Coronavirus Updates from the Diocese  CLICK HERE for message from Diocese.
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Welcome to St. Mary’s by the Sea Roman Catholic Parish. 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.

Whether 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. 

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.

We are delighted to welcome you to worship with us. Know that your presence enriches our celebration and our faith community. We invite you to become an active member of our parish by participating in our various activities and ministries. If we can be of any assistance to you in connecting with our parish, please contact the parish office. We hope you will want to share your gifts with us. If you would like to become a member of St. Mary’s by the Sea, please click here: Registration Form