The parish is where most Catholics go to practice their faith and celebrate the Gospel. It is where they gather in fellowship, both in times of need as well as celebration.
We minister in places across the U.S., particularly in high-poverty, urban areas. The following are the parishes we currently serve. For more information about each parish, please visit the websites listed below. Some parishes do not established websites yet; in these cases, there is a link to their Facebook page.
Stone Mountain, GA
Corpus Christi is one of the most diverse parishes we serve. Almost 1,600 of its families come from over 60 countries. They include: Native Americans, Asians, Caribbean, Hispanics, Africans, African Americans, Europeans, and Anglo Americans. We also help a large number of refugees in our parish establish themselves in this country.
Immaculate Heart of Mary
San Antonio, TX
In 1902, the Claretians arrived in San Antonio from Mexico and in 1912, built this parish. The church itself has since been designated a Historic Exceptional Landmark by the city of San Antonio. Today the parish brings in people from a wide area of the surrounding community.
Our Lady of Fatima
Perth Amboy, NJ
We began our ministry at Our Lady of Fatima in the 1940s. In the years since we have attended to the needs of a growing Hispanic population and are currently one of only two Hispanic parishes in the area. Many of our parishioners could be classified as “working poor.”
Our Lady of Guadalupe
This parish serves an immigrant Hispanic community on the southeast side of Chicago. Like many Claretian parishes, at OLG we deal with poverty, gangs, drugs, domestic violence, and unemployment. Our church is also the home of the National Shrine of St. Jude that is visited by thousands of people each year.
Sacred Heart Church
Sacred Heart pulls parishioners from a large, diverse geographic area; some parish members come from as far as 30 miles away to worship with us. We have also become a center for the rapidly-growing Hispanic population in the area.
Sacred Heart Parish Center
We began our ministry at Sacred Heart – the oldest parish in the Diocese of Phoenix – in 1915. We minister to a diverse range of parishioners, from people who have retired in the area to young Hispanic families who come from all around the region to participate in our Spanish services and programs.
St. Catherine Laboure
Chino Valley, AZ
This parish had its humble beginnings in 1972 with fewer than 20 practicing families and has grown through the years to serve over 500 Catholic families. We have an active parish life and continue to serve the members of the greater community, including many Latino immigrants.
San Gabriel Mission
San Gabriel, CA
We arrived at the mother church of the California Missions in 1908 to further the charism of our founder by restoring, rebuilding, and revitalizing the spiritual life of the parish. Today in this multicultural parish, we offer programs and services in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
The Claretians built this parish in 1951 to minister to the English and Spanish-speaking community in and around Fresno. Today our parish serves between 1,500 and 2,000 families, most of which are Hispanic. In addition to preaching, sacramental, and bible ministries, our pastoral work includes help for immigrants and leadership development.
St. Joseph Parish
Jersey City, NJ
The Claretians began our ministry in this parish on June 19, 2019. The parish serves a mostly Anglo and Hispanic community. The parish also serves as a missionary base of operations for the Claretians involved in advocacy work for the Congregation at the United Nations in New York City. The Claretians have been members of the UN Non-Governmental Organizations for 10 years.
Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza – Joint Mission with the Province of Mexico
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, MÉXICO
We began our ministry in this parish along the border in 2000 as an inter-provincial partnership with our sister province of Mexico. This parish serves families that have migrated to the border in search of employment, primarily in the mega-factories employing the poorest of the poor at substandard wages.
Below are the parishes we currently serve in Canada. For more information about each parish, please visit their individual websites.
Holy Cross Parish
Saint Bernard Parish
For more information about Claretian parishes, please contact USA-CanadaProvince@Claretians.org or call (312) 544-8230.