Dear members and friends of the Czech Catholic Mission in California

As you might be aware, our Bishop Esterka retired from his position, and our mission is looking for his replacement. Currently Mons. Dusan Hladik from Chicago mission as well as Fr. Zdenek Kriz, who is now pastor of St Philip Benizi Parish in Fullerton come to help us. A few months ago, the Czech community signed a petition requesting a new priest being permanently assigned to our mission to serve our community adequately.

Based on this petition and requests from Bishop Esterka and Mons. Hladik, we will have guests coming from the Czech Republic. Bishop Vaclav Maly from Prague who is overseeing Czech Catholic missions around the world and Bishop Jan Vokal from Hradec Kralove diocese. They will be arriving early in April to meet with our community to discuss the specific needs of our mission and how they can assist. They will be visiting our missions in Los Angeles and San Diego as well.

You are invited to participate and come to meet with the bishops to represent our community and voice personally our needs. Please come to one of the planned events and bring your relatives and friends with you to demonstrate that our community is active and deserves having a full-time priest appointed to serve us in the upcoming years.

Please, if you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate and call our Velehrad for more information at (657) 226-6558 or email us at [email protected].

Schedule of Masses and Meetings
Below are dates and locations meetings specially arranged to meet with our guests. (They are not a replacement of our regular schedule).

Los Angeles

  • Date and Time: 04/07/2019, 1 PM
  • Location: Polish Cultural Center, 3999 Rose Drive, Yorba Linda, CA 92886

San Diego

  • Date: 04/06/2019, 4 PM
  • Location: St John’s Parish Hall, 4005 Normal St, San Diego, CA 92103

We are looking forward to seeing you all soon.


Board Members
Czech Catholic Mission in California.