Mass schedules

Our Lady of The Pillar, Half Moon Bay
ST. Anthony's, Pescadero
Our Lady of the Refuge, La Honda

Our lady of the Pillar, HALF MOON BAY

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Monday — Saturday

8:00 AM

Saturday Vigil

5:00 PM

Sunday
8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 6:00 PM

Facebook live on Sunday
(when applicable):

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Saturday Vigil (except 1st Saturday of month)
8:00 PM

Saturday Charismatic (1st Saturday of month)

6:00 PM

Saturday Vigil (1st Saturday of month)
7:00 PM

Sunday

12:00 PM

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Friday
12:15 PM (Novus Ordo)

ST. ANTHONY'S, PESCADERO

Saturday Vigil

6:00 PM (Español)

Sunday
9:00 AM

OUR LADY OF THE REFUGE, LA HONDA

Sunday
10:30 AM

Confession

Our Lady of the Pillar, Half Moon Bay

Saturday
4:00 PM5:00 PM

Confession at Our Lady of the Pillar

Adoration & Benediction

Adoration

Benediction

Friday
After 8:00 AM Mass
Remainder of the day on first Friday of the month; otherwise, until 12:00 PM

Friday

12:00 PM

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Our Lady of the Pillar
Celebration

Parish History

Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church Founded in 1868. In his own handwriting, Archbishop Alemany wrote these words in the official records of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Our Lady of the Pillar was founded on July 21, 1868 in Spanish Town, now known as Half Moon Bay, CA.

Our Lady of the Pillar was the second parish founded in San Mateo County and remains the largest in size. It is ca. 500 square miles with boundaries of San Pedro Mountains on the north; Santa Cruz County on the south; Skyline Blvd on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west.

Baptism
Mass

The Parish today has two missions: St. Anthony’s Church in Pescadero, built in 1868 and Our Lady of Refuge in La Honda, officially established in 1883 — its present church was dedicated in 1954.

The first mass in our present Church was offered on Easter Sunday, April 18, 1954. For over one hundred forty years, people of many backgrounds, ethnic origins, and dimensions of difference have worked together to create our Catholic Community through their involvement, support, and worship at Our Lady of the Pillar Parish.

Meaning of the name

Our Lady of the Pillar is taken from the name given by the early Spanish settlers — “Nuestra Senora del Pilar”. It is named after the famous shrine of Our Lady of the Pillar at Zaragoza, Spain, which is very dear to Spanish people. It is the oldest shrine to Our Lady in the world. Tradition relates the story of the Apostle St. James the Greater, who was evangelizing the word of God in Spain, but had problems converting Spaniards.

Artifact
Building

He became disheartened and planned to give up and leave. Then, Our Lady, standing on a pillar holding the Christ Child, appeared to him. She told him not to give up, for he would succeed in bringing the word of God to the Spanish people. Saint James erected a small chapel dedicated to Our Lady on the place of her apparition. The chapel was enlarged many times, and in the 16th Century, the present magnificent basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar was built on the site.

Parish office

Our lady of the Pillar, HALF MOON BAY

Call (650) 726-4674 or email office@ourladyofthepillar.org

Monday — Friday

8:00 AM12:00 PM,
1:00 PM4:30 PM (except holidays)

Missions

Our Lady of Refuge, La Honda
olr@ourladyofthepillar.org

St. Anthony’s, Pescadero
stanthonys@ourladyofthepillar.org

Clergy

Reverend Father Jose Corral

Pastor

Phone: (650) 713-5301

Reverend Father Mark Taheny

Parochial Vicar

Reverend Father Charles Onubogo

In Residence