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Welcome to Sts. Peter & Paul Church

Church Schedule

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Confession

Friday

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Saturday

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Sunday

7:45am - 2:45pm

4:45pm - 5:45pm

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Sunday Mass

6:30am - Spanish

8:00am - Spanish

9:15am - Sprinkling Rite

11:00am - English

12:30pm - Spanish

2:00pm - Spanish

5:00pm - English

7:00pm - Spanish

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Weekday Mass

Monday - Friday

6:45am - Spanish

8:00am - English

12:00pm -Bilingual

Saturday

6:00am - Bilingual

8:00am - English

5:00pm - English

Joyfully serving Wilmington since 1865

Our parish was founded in the small town of Wilmington, California in 1865 by Bishop Thaddeus Amat, C.M., Bishop of the Diocese of Monterey-Los Angeles. The first church building was a simple wooden structure on the corner of G Street and Neptune Avenue, and was constructed by soldiers of the 1st California Infantry Regiment, U.S.V, stationed at nearby Drum Barracks.

 

In less than 60 years the church was no longer big enough to house the growing congregation. Father Bernardino J. Schiaparelli, who became pastor in 1922, oversaw the design and construction of the present church on the corner of Opp Street and Lagoon Avenue.

 

On July 1, 2006, upon the expiration of Fr. Irving’s term as pastor, Cardinal Mahony placed the parish under the care of the Norbertine Fathers of Saint Michael’s Abbey in Silverado. Fr. Raymond Perez, O. Praem. became its first Norbertine pastor.

 

In July of 2021, the arrival of our new and present pastor Fr. Claude Williams, O.Praem. Currently serving along side Fr. Claude at our parish is a strong team of Norbertine priests who are dedicated to bringing the Sacraments to the people of Wilmington.

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