Catholics @ Caltech



Who we are:


“See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are”

- St. John (I John 3:1)


“Just as God’s will is creation and is called ‘the world’, so his intention is the salvation of men, and it is called ‘the Church’.”

- St. Clement of Alexandria


“… that the whole human race may become one People of God, form one Body of Christ, and be built up into one Temple of the Holy Spirit.”

- Pope Paul VI


“About Jesus Christ and the Church, I simply know they’re just one thing.”

- St. Joan of Arc

How we worship – Sacraments:

What the creeds define and the commandments command, the sacraments communicate: God’s own life … and this life is in his Son.



*      Holy Eucharist (Mass)

“The perfection of the spiritual life.”  - St. Thomas Aquinas


6:00 PM Saturday evenings at Winnett Lounge (above the bookstore).

Our first Mass of the year will be on Saturday 02 October. A welcome barbecue will be held on Saturday 09 October after the 6 PM Mass.



*      Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

“Whoever confesses his sins … is already working with God.”

- St. Augustine


Confession is available by appointment with Fr. Eugene*.



*      Christian initiation

“They spend their lives on earth, but are citizens of heaven.”

- Letter to Diognetus


We have helped members of the Caltech community in their preparation for Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation. Those interested in the Catholic Faith, both Catholics who wish to live their faith more fully and non-Catholics who seek to know more about the Church are welcome to contact Fr. Eugene*.



*      Marriage Preparation

“This is a great sacrament.”              - St. Paul (Eph. 5:32)


Members of the Caltech community wishing to prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage can do so with the help of Fr. Eugene*.

How we live – our spiritual lives:


*      Bible Study

“Ignorance of the scriptures is ignorance of Christ.”          - St. Jerome


Reading, meditation, and discussion on readings from the Scriptures. If your are interested in participating in a Bible study this year, then please contact Daniel Katz (



*      Prayer Group, Retreats, Community Service…

“Prayer is conversation with God.”         - St. John Chrysostom


We also have opportunities throughout the year to meet together regularly for prayer, to make a spiritual retreat, or be involved in community service, such as helping the Missionaries of Charity to feed the poor in Los Angeles.



*      Spiritual Direction

“As the master, so the disciple and as the father so the son.”

- St. John of the Cross


Fr. Eugene* is available to give counsel and direction to your spiritual life.





How we have fun:

“He who has the Faith has the fun.”        - G. K. Chesterton


*      Hiking, Movies …

*      Snowboarding, Soccer, Surfing …


For more information of if you would like to suggest an activity, contact Chris Lee (

Catholics near Caltech:

“One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church”          - Nicene Creed


The nearest parish is a few blocks North of campus:

Church of St. Philip the Apostle

151 South Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA

Parish center: 793-0693


*      Sunday Masses:

Saturday:    5:00 PM (Vigil Mass)

Sunday:      6:30, 7:45, 9:15, 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM in English;

                  12:30 PM in Spanish


*      Weekday Masses:

Monday-Friday:       6:30, 8:15 AM; 12:05 PM

Saturday:                12:05 PM


*      Masses on Holy days:

Contact the parish center.


*      Confessions:

Saturdays 3:30 – 4:30 or upon request