Pastor: Fr. Neil McQuillan, C.S.Sp.
Address: 780 South State Street
Hemet CA 92543-7163
Our Lady of the Valley parish was founded by Fr. James Hyland, C.S.Sp., in the early 1950's. In the early years, Hemet was an agricultural area of mostly citrus groves.
Our Lady of the Valley is now a very active parish with many diverse ministries and organizations. Some ministries are bilingual. Some are English only or Spanish only, but every one is encouraged to participate in the ministry to which they are called. Some of the many ministries are programs in adult education (RCIA), Altar & Rosary Society, Bible Study, Bingo, Choirs, Faith Formation, Grupo Carismatico, Fraternidad Catolica de Mujeres Cristianas, Knights of Columbus, Lectors and Liturgy Committee.
In addition to Pastor Fr. Neil McQuillan, C.S.Sp., other Spiritans assisting are Associate Fr. John Owusu-Achiaw and Fr. Clement Uchendu.
OUR LADY OF THE VALLEY MISSION STATEMENT:
We, the members of Our Lady of the Valley, a Catholic Christian Community of believers in God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, are dedicated to making the Kingdom of God present to our people by:
- Providing spiritual growth through worship, sacraments, education and service.
- Providing fellowship activities and opportunities for sharing by encouraging all to participate and give of their talents.
- Strengthening each other by witnessing to our faith through loving service and reaching out to the oppressed and those in need.
In planning and implementation of its activities, it emphasis the joint participation of the people of God and the parish staff.