History of St. Catherine of Alexandria

St. Catherine of Alexandria, Temecula, began as a Mission church of San Jacinto, Lake Elsinore and Pala in 1910. It became a parish of the Diocese of San Bernardino in 1979. The church was relocated from Front Street in Old Town Temecula to its present location in 1990. The last 18 years have seen the construction of a social hall, a new church (dedicated in February 2000) which holds 1,000 people for Mass, staff offices and two builldings containing meeting rooms, a library and a youth center.

The vision of St. Catherine's Parish, as a Christian faith community, involves a commitment to bring hope and the Word of the Gospel to our family, friends, and the surrounding community. As the family of God, we strive to nurture our youth, celebrate our diversity, and reach out to our neighbors through love, kindness, and understanding therby, promoting the teachings of our Lord, Jesus Christ. St. Catherine's Mission is St. Michael Chapel, Pechanga Indian Reservation.