Parish Administration

The call to serve.

The administration at St. Patrick’s Parish follows the policies of the Diocese of Monterey.

Core Mission and Accountability

We are all challenged to be good stewards. Stewardship is an expression of discipleship with the power to change how we understand and live out our lives. Disciples who practice stewardship recognize God as the origin of life, the giver of freedom, the source of all we have, all we are, and all we will be. They are deeply aware of the truth that “The Lord’s are the earth and its fullness; the world and those who dwell in it” (Psalm 24:1). They know themselves to be recipients and caretakers of God’s many gifts. They are grateful for what they have received and eager to cultivate their gifts out of love for God and one another.

As a diocese, parishes and ministries are “recipients and caretakers of God’s many gifts.” Our respective constituencies entrust us with their treasure and we should be prepared to respond to their trust with accountability. Timely and accurate presentation of our financial position and activities to our constituencies is one important way we should respond.

Another responsibility we have is to report timely and accurate financial information to the appropriate operating entity. The diocese prepares a periodic report to the Pope, and the parishes report to the bishop. Although each parish has the right, with proper authority, to conduct its own unique financial activities, it is the duty of the bishop to supervise the administration of the goods which belong to the parish. Each parish is therefore accountable to the bishop for how it collects, spends and manages finances.

(DOM Business Manual, March 2008)

Parish Staff:

PASTOR: Rev. Jose Alberto Vazquez




RECEPTIONIST: Rosa Garcia-Baro

Finance Council:

Dennis Allan

Stan Fiorentino

Cathy McKenna

Colleen Phelan

Frida Ramirez

Sue Reddy

Please call or come in to

Make an appointment to see a priest

Register for Baptism & Marriage preparation classes

Obtain a copy of a sacramental certificate

Get in touch with one of our ministry leaders

Learn more about our parish programs and activities. Click HERE to go to our Forms.

Contact Info.

Phone: (805) 489-2680

Fax: (805) 489-1316


501 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande

Parish Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 9am - 12pm & 1:30pm - 5pm

Friday 9am - 12 noon

We are closed on most Federal holidays.

How can you Help?

Volunteer for special projects (bulk mailings, stuffing, etc.)

EScrip is an easy and safe way to donate to your favorite charity without spending additional money. By registering your Vons card and many other participating store and credit cards, a percentage of your shopping will be turned over to St. Patrick’s. You can have up to 3 gift recipients.

For more information and to sign up visit

St. Patrick’s Church ID number is 137331028 Because our is such an active parish, we are unfortunately unable to provide space for private events or receptions.

Electronic Donations (EFT)

We all know how expensive it is to run a household or a business. At St. Patrick’s we are very careful to negotiate for the best prices in order to keep costs low. Your donations are our ONLY source of income, besides the interest on our bank account (and we all know how low those rates are). We rely on your much appreciated generosity to pay the bills and support our many ministries. Expenses continue even when you are away. Please consider joining the Electronic Donations program to authorize your bank or credit card to send us a regular donation. Many parishioners have been using it and find it convenient. If you are an envelope user, we assign your existing number to the donation. You can still drop your envelope in the collection basket after marking it “electronic donation”. Thank you! Click HERE for a form.

Contact Cristina for any questions on this page: 489-2680 ext. 16 or Email her at