150th Anniversary of St. Paul Parish

What a thrill to celebrate 150 years of the Catholic faith at St. Paul’s Church here in San Pablo on Sunday, June 27. From the time of the Gold Rush the parish has been continuously offering Masses, First Communions, Confirmations, and Marriages. The whole Catholic faith has been here for all the many different immigrant groups that have come into one place, united in Christ.

I congratulate the Conventual Franciscan Friars who for the last 30 years have supplied priests and brothers here. May God bless them and the whole Parish.

St. Paul 150 years

 

Members of Vietnamese community

Members of Vietnamese community

Standing room only crowd for 150th Mass and celebration at St. Paul Parish, San Pablo

Standing room only crowd for 150th Mass and celebration at St. Paul Parish, San Pablo