We share worship space with the Altadena Community Church. It was founded in 1940 by a group of people seeking a freedom of religious thought that they had not found in other churches. These founding members met in homes, the local tavern, and the Masonic Temple before purchasing property and breaking ground in 1947.
Are you Catholic?
We are Catholic in the Independent Sacramental Movement
The Universal Catholic Church has its roots in The Old Catholic Church of Holland and maintains valid Apostolic Succession. While we are not under the authority of Rome, the Vatican does in fact recognize our Priesthood and Sacraments as valid. The Universal Catholic Church is not new, we have been in existence since 1870 with roots in the Roman Rite and the Old Catholic church of the Netherlands.
What Sacraments do we offer?
We offer all seven sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony. We don't withhold the sacraments from anyone based on age, gender, race, marital status, or sexual orientation as we believe that sacraments are gifts from God, not rewards to be earned. We ordain men and women, married or single, gay or straight, to Holy Orders and we offer communion to any baptized Christian, even the divorced. We also offer spiritual retreats for small groups or institutions
We celebrate Mass twice per month on Sundays at 5:30 PM: All are welcome!
In September we will meet on Sunday the 10th and the 24th. Typically the 2nd and 4th Sundays.
Prayer to St. Giles:
Venerable St. Giles, Patron of the wounded, the abandoned, the poor and the mentally ill, intercede for us to God our father that He may grant us health in mind and body and peace for our spiritual selves. Amen.
We are here to help you grow in your relationship with the divine. The Rev. Richard Sinacola, M.Div., Ph.D. is Acting Pastor of this community under the authority of The Most Rev. Robert Winzens, C.P.C, S.T.L, D.D., The Bishop of the Western Diocese of the Universal Catholic Church
Fr. Richard Sinacola
Priest & Psychologist
Fr. Richard is a licensed psychologist practicing in Pasadena as well as an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Cal State LA, The Chicago School of Psychology - Los Angeles, and St. Clement Theological Seminary.
Fr. Scott Clark
Priest & MFT intern
Scott serves the St. Giles community as an associate priest. He is practicing as an MFT Intern in the Siler Lake area and also serves as Associate Pastor at the Community of the Resurrection in Long Beach.
Bishop Robert Winzens
Bishop: Diocese of the West
Bishop Robert is the Rector and an Instructor at St. Clement Theological Seminary. He also serves as Pastor of St. Francis Universal Catholic Church in San Diego, CA.