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St. Paschal Baylon Church

Name of Church St. Paschal Baylon Church
Address 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks CA 91360
Phone number (805) 496-0222
Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. (Spanish). Sundays, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. (with children’s service), 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish) & 5:30 p.m. (youth Mass). Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. & 8:15 a.m. Saturday, 8:15 a.m. Holy Days, 6:30 a.m., 8:15 a.m., 12:05 p.m., 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. (Spanish)
Additionally, the pastor has been working with a group of parishioners to establish a Sunday Tridentine Mass; currently, it is offered once a week. The celebrant is Father Joe Scerbo, a Franciscan priest who has been training with the Fraternity of St. Peter. (Father Scerbo has become an expert on Blessed Junipero Serra, and has been a strong defender of Serra against Serra’s critics.) The altar boys wear cassocks and surpluses, a choir sings Gregorian chant; other trappings include incense, a makeshift communion rail and bells. (If you live in the area and like to attend the Tridentine Mass, please join the congregation on the last Sunday of the month at 3 pm. As the “demand” increases for this Mass, it may become a regular Sunday Mass.)
Confessions Saturdays, 3:30 – 5 p.m., 8-9 p.m.
Names of priests Father Dave Heney, pastor. Father Thai Le, parochial vicar. Father Jim Maher and Father Joe Scerbo, in residence.
Special groups/activities Perpetual adoration, open to the general public, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Monday night classes on Catholicism; Faith & Family Ministry, which includes NFP and Theology of the Body classes and Men’s and Women’s programs; Respect Life Ministry; Home Schoolers; Serra Club; Separated, Divorced, Widowed Catholics; Italian Catholic Federation; Mission Circle; Young Adult Group/The Rock
Music Depends on the Mass. If you like more traditional music, the Sunday 10:45 a.m. is the Mass for you. The 9 a.m. features more contemporary music, and the 5:30 p.m. is a youth Mass that is more contemporary yet (but no drums!).
School Yes, K-8.
Fellow parishioners A predominantly English-speaking community.
Parking No problem.
Acoustics Fine.
Additional observations St. Paschal is a parish of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, located in Ventura County. Strong points include its perpetual adoration chapel and strong programs for youth. There is a significant orthodox contingent which attends the parish, some of whom are pursuing the weekly Tridentine Mass.


Posted Friday, July 06, 2012 8:14 AM By MD
St. Paschal is a great parish all because and as a fruit of perpetual adoration. If my memory serves me correctly, the adoration chapel opened in Lent 2004 and has had perpetual adoration since. I rarely get to St. Paschal these days, but love the parish.

Posted Friday, July 06, 2012 8:41 AM By Maryanne Leonard
Father Dave Heney is a wonderful human being and a pastor without equal in my long life's experience, a true blessing to St. Paschal's and indeed to the entire Thousand Oaks community. The photograph does not do justice to the interior of St. Paschal's, which is somewhat more handsome than it appears here. The true beauty of this church lies in its spiritual wealth.

Posted Friday, July 06, 2012 10:49 AM By Bob One
I like the picture. It shows a beautiful church architecture with the altar in the middle of the congregation. It appears, in my opinion, to bring more people closer to the altar of sacrafice. I would think that is a good thing. I also like the prominent display of the crucifix.

Posted Friday, July 06, 2012 1:17 PM By Barbara
Nice looking theater in the round.

Posted Friday, July 06, 2012 1:18 PM By Sieber
I have attended this Missa Cantata and can tell you it is a must. The parish choir performs both sacred chant and polyphony. The church is no more than 20 minutes from the West Valley; 10 minutes from anywhere in the Simi Valley or Camarillo. 101 or 118 to the 23, take the Janss off ramp & turn West to the church at Moorpark St. Email your friends. The next Missa Cantata is Sunday July 29th at 3:00 PM.

Posted Friday, July 06, 2012 3:06 PM By Kenneth M. Fisher
What exactly is a "makeshift communion rail"? God bless, yours in Their Hearts, Kenneth M. Fisher

Posted Friday, July 06, 2012 4:03 PM By Anne T.
St Paschal Baylon Church has an on line Rosary video with either pictures of the parishioners saying the Rosary or videos of the Holy Land. One can click on one's preference and choose from many beautiful backgrounds and also send in one's intentions.I say they Rosary with the many others who tune in (usually about ninety people) almost every night. It is on twenty-four hours a day as far as I know. Just put in "on line Rosary" in your search bar and click on the "Come pray with us" website, or you probably can just put "Come pray with us" directly in you search engine and get it too.

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