Mission Parishes

Our Ministry currently works with six Mission Parishes throughout the Metropolis of San Francisco. Find out where they are and plan a visit!

Our Ministry defines a Mission Parish as one that does not yet have  a permanent full-time priest. Parish Mentoring is the ongoing process whereby the Metropolis helps parishes in need address certain areas of parish life to help them more successfully fulfill their mission.

Mission Parishes

web-PascoPasco, Washington – St. Nectarios (Mission)
served two Sundays a month by Fr. John Angelis
Building status: owned building, temporary




Salem, Oregon (Mission)
served every Sunday by various regional clergy. The mission is under the spiritual direction of Fr. Jerry Markopoulos.
Building status: rented space, temporary; newly redesigned website, implementing their Strategic Plan


Roseburg, Oregon – Holy Cross (Mission)
served two Saturdays a month by Fr. Jerry Markopoulos (Eugene)
Building status: rented space, temporary
Milestone: Met. Gerasimos visited and blessed the mission with the name of “Holy Cross” in Sept. 2015


Maui, Hawaii (Mission)
served one Saturday monthly by Fr. Alexander Leong (Honolulu)
Building status: rented space, temporary


web-FlagstaffFlagstaff, Arizona – Holy Cross (Mission)
served every Sunday by Fr. Basil Rosu (Chandler)
Building status: purchased land with existing building in October 2016

lhc-webLake Havasu City, Arizona (Mission)
served twice monthly, once by Fr. Andrew Barakos (Scottsdale) & once by Fr. Michael Pallad (Peoria)
Building status: rented space, temporary
Milestone: Became a Metropolis mission in 2014

Mentored Parishes

Anc-webAnchorage, Alaska – Holy Transfiguration (Mentored)
served by Fr. Vasili Hillhouse
Building status: owned, permanent, additional construction planned

web-bellinghamBellingham, Washington – St. Sophia (Mentored)
served by Fr. Michael Tervo
Building status: owned, permanent
Milestone: parish celebrated 50th anniversary in 2016

prescott-webPrescott, Arizona – St. George (Mentored)
served by Fr. Jeffrey Frate
Building status: owned, temporary, planning expansion or move to a larger space
Milestone: received grant from Archdiocese Committee for Small Parishes in October 2015.

redding-webRedding, California – St. George (Mentored)
served by Fr. Nektarios Rozadilla
Building status: rented space, temporary


santacruz-webSanta Cruz, California – Prophet Elias (Mentored)
served by Fr. Milutin Janjic
Building status: owned, permanent


salinas-webMonterey Co., California – St. John the Baptist (Mentored) served by Fr. Ion Coman
Building status: rented space, temporary


sjc-webSan Juan Capistrano, California – St. Basil (Mentored)
served by Fr. Bill Tragus
Building status: rented building, temporary


Temecula, California – St. Nicholas (Mentored)
served by Fr. Andrew Lesko
Building status: owned, permanent, with plans for further renovation
Milestone: celebrated 25th Anniversary in May 2016

web-elcajonEl Cajon, California – St. Gregory of Nyssa (Mentored)
served by Fr. Simeon Corona
Building status: owned, permanent, finishing re-build after January 2013 fire


M = Mission Parishes Missions & Mentored Parishes
+ = Mentored Parishes