ALL ARE WELCOME!
The Church of Santa Maria is a vibrant community of faith who believes and professes the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the living tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. We provide the sacraments and sacramental preparation, pastoral care, opportunities for social outreach, and faith formation for all ages to the Catholic community of Orinda, CA. Our mission is that of our Diocese of Oakland: to know Christ better and to make Him better known.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Monsignor Ted Kraus, who passed away on April 13. Monsignor Ted was pastor here at Santa Maria for 13 years from 2000 to 2013, during which he touched many lives and hearts. He showed his deep-seated love for teaching and for our community through his movie nights, Holy Land pilgrimages, adult faith formation courses, and sincere spiritual and pastoral guidance. Monsignor Ted was a central part of our parish community, and his quiet humor, gentle spirit, and honest wisdom will be greatly missed.
Thank you to all who joined us for Monsignor Ted's funeral Mass. If you would like to view the video meditation "Sing a Simple Song" showed at the Masses, please visit this link. If you would like to have a Mass said for the repose of the soul of Monsignor Ted, please contact Linda in the Parish Office, x301.
Yours in Christ,
Reverend George Mockel, Pastor
Monday through Friday: 8:00am (Chapel)
Saturday Communion Service: 8:00am (Chapel)
Saturday Vigil: 5:00pm (Church)
Sunday: 8:30am, 10:30am, 5:00pm (Church)
Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Latin): Sunday, 12:30pm (Church) - TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
Saturday: 4:00pm-4:30pm (Church) or by appointment
8:00am and 7:00pm (Church)
PARISH OFFICE HOURS
Monday through Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Phone: (925) 254-2426
Fax: (925) 254-2468
Medical or Pastoral Emergency: (925) 695-7677
The Parish Office is located at the top level of our property, on the fourth driveway to the right after passing the police station and Park and Ride lot.