Welcome to St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Occidental and St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Bodega, California!
Our parish community welcomes you and invites you to join us at our next Mass. Whether you're a visitor to Sonoma County, a life-long Catholic or someone who’s interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith, we encourage you to come and share in our prayer and ministerial life. We look forward to welcoming you to our parish.
Make Time for a Little Church ... or Two
Located in beautiful western Sonoma County, our Parish is blessed with two historic churches; St. Philip the Apostle in Occidental and St. Teresa of Avila in Bodega.
St. Philip the Apostle (click the photo to learn more)
St. Teresa of Avila (click the photo to learn more)
Parish Mission Statement
We, the Catholic community of St. Philip the Apostle, Occidental and St. Teresa of Avila, Bodega, are bonded in a rich heritage of faith. We strive to understand and live out the gospel values of love, hope and forgiveness.
We joyfully embrace Christ's call to serve through:
Liturgical celebrations centered on the Eucharist that reflect a welcoming and compassionate people of prayer.
Ministries that nurture God's presence in ourselves, our families and our community.
Programs of faith enrichment that nourish and renew our commitment to God.
Social gatherings that unite us in Christian fellowship.
We shall pursue this Mission faithfully though the power of God's love.
RURAL FOOD PROGRAM UPDATE for MARCH 2017 On March 14 we welcomed 100 families representing 146 adults, 44 children, and 33 seniors for a total of 223 people receiving nutritional support. This program is funded through the Rural Food Collection on the last Sunday of each month as well as through private donations and the generous support of our volunteers. Thanks to a grant from the Frietas Family Foundation we were able to purchase two 22 cubic feet chest freezers that are located in the basement of the rectory. These units are energy efficient and will enable us to purchase more frozen protein items and prepared meals for our Rural Food clients. We need more volunteers on Monday to help unload our storeroom and delivery truck as well as set up the Parish Hall for the Tuesday distribution. Also help is needed on Tuesday to helpour clients and their loaded grocery carts to their vehicles. Please continue to collect paper grocery bags, especially with handles, and egg cartons. We are looking into biodegradable produce bags and recyclable grocery bags for our clients.
RURAL FOOD VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Saturday, April 8, from 9-10:00 am repackaging -- Parish Hall Monday, April 10, from 12:30 – 2:30pm to set up the Parish Hall Tuesday, April 11, from 8:30 – 11:00am to distribute the food and assist clients. Please continue to collect paper grocery bags, especially with handles, and egg cartons. We are looking into biodegradable produce bags and recyclable grocery bags for our clients
Looking for a special gift in honor or in memory of a loved one? The Rural Food program has a beautifully designed card that is sent to the recipient indicating that you made a gift to the program. The cards are located on a pamphlet tables at both St. Philip and St. Teresa Churches or by contacting Rod DeMartini, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
We need more volunteers on Tuesday to help our clients and their loaded grocery carts to their vehicles.
Celebrating more than twenty five years of service in 2015, our Rural Food Program of St. Philip and St. Teresa Parish has provided nutritious groceries to individuals and families that are in need. Read more.
Support the Rural Food Program Click the "Donate" button below to make a tax deductible donation that will help feed families in need. Your donations are tax deductible. Our Federal Tax number is #68-0351039
News & Events
Regular Mass Schedule (not for holidays or holy days)
Monday & Wednesday 9:00 AM Mass - St. Philip, Occidental
Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 AM Mass - St. Teresa, Bodega
Friday - Eucharistic Service 9:00 AM - St. Philip, Occidental
Saturday 5:00 PM Mass - St. Teresa, Bodega
Sunday 8:00 AM - St. Philip, Occidental 9:30 AM - St. Teresa, Bodega 11:15 AM - St. Philip, Occidental