Diocese: Diocese of the West
Deanery: Pacific Central Deanery
1047 Serpentine Ln Ste 300
Pleasanton, California 94566
Schedule of Services
5:30 PM Vespers.
9:30 Hours, 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Confessions are heard after Saturday evening Vespers.
All services are conducted in English. Other services are listed in the monthly online calendar.
Please call Fr. John at 831-278-1916 to arrange Baptisms, Marriages, Memorial Services, Thanksgiving Services, etc.
St Innocent of Alaska Mission is a parish of the Orthodox Church in America—the “autocephalous” or “self-governing” Church of the United States, Canada, and Mexico, under the jurisdiction of His Beatitude Metropolitan HERMAN. The parish is under the Omophorion of His Grace Bishop TIKHON, Bishop of San Francisco, Los Angeles and the West.
In 1836, St. Innocent (Veniaminov), at the age of 39 and while still a priest in Alaska, visited the Franciscan Mission San Jose where our mission began in the early 1990’s. No wonder he was chosen as our Patron Saint. Fr. James McLuckie pastored the fledgling mission for several years. Following a heart attack, Fr. James was unable to continue his ministry at the mission. He was replaced by Fr. Leo Arrowsmith, a former Jesuit Priest and veteran missionary teacher in Japan for 13 years. Upon Fr. Leo’s retirement in 2013, Fr. John Karcher became our new Pastor and continues to serve our Parish.
We are blessed to have a multi-ethnic congregation, but conduct all of our services in English.
If you are mission minded—eager to see the Kingdom of God speread through Orthodoxy in the San Francisco Bay Area, come be part of our evangelical outreach. Our Bible Study Fellowship is our training ground. Our Sunday Liturgies and Homilies are the declaration of God’s Word to the nations. You are warmly invited to visit and worship the Triune God with us next Sunday.