Parish Office: (707) 644-8396

Parish Office Fax: (707) 644-1330

School Office: (707) 642-4311

Preschool Office: (707) 552-6066

Catholic Faith Formation Office: (707) 643-0188


St. Vincent Ferrer

Catholic Church

816 Santa Clara Street

Vallejo, CA 94590



Monday to Friday


Closed for lunch: 1PM-2PM



The mission of the parish St. Vincent Ferrer continues the ministry of Jesus who came to bring the good news of salvation fo the world. Since 1855, this parish has been a light set on a hill in Vallejo. Through the life of this Catholic Parish, the sacraments are celebrated, believers profess their faith, faith is put into action; and a diversity of people in culture, language, origin, and age seek unity, which fosters peace. As stewards, we dedicate our money, time, and personal resources to the mission of Christ.


Fr. Vic Teneza


Fr. Manny Rodriguez

Parochial Vicar

Rev. Mr. Raffi Rey


Deacon Raffi has been a part of St. Vincent's for many years. He and his wife Diosy have been very active, especially after Raffi was ordained to the permanent diaconate. You will see Deacon Raffi active throughout the parish, using his financial background to help with free tax preparation as well as the annual budget for the parish. He also coordinates our RCIA program for those wishing to enter into communion with the Catholic Church. He regularly serves at the 815am Mass so you can always see him there!

Rev. Mr. John Bockman


I was born in San Diego, CA. We moved to Memphis, TN and Oahu, HI due to my father being in the Navy, finally settling back in CA in 1967. I attended high school in Union City where I graduated in 1979. Was married in 1987 to my wife Beatriz, and we have three children who are all in college now. I started my diaconate formation in 2009 and was ordained a Deacon on June 28, 2014 by Bishop Jaime Soto of the Diocese of Sacramento at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. I was assigned to St. Vincent Ferrer Parish. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, watching movies, and listening to music. I love to cook various foods, but BBQ is my favorite. I look forward to serving our SVF community for many years to come. My two favorite bible scriptures are 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, and Ecclesiastes 3:1-13.

Jessica Dare

School Principal

Jessica has been with St. Vincent Ferrer parish school for almost a year now. A true blessing to our parish school, her vibrant and energetic personality has strengthened the bonds of community and helped to build an environment for greater academic excellence and faithful discipleship. 

Fe Fumar


Fe was the controller of the People’s Credit & Finance Corporation in the Philippines. Prior to that, she spent 17 years at Land Bank of the Philippines  starting as Branch Accountant and retired there as Asst. Vice President for the Fund Sourcing Department. She migrated to the US in 2005 and worked in 2 companies. Two years ago she had a bout with cancer and forced her to retire from that job before she was ready. Already a devout Catholic, she said her struggle with cancer did not drive her to despair.  She wasn’t expected to live, yet, by God’s grace, she survived her cancer. Her inner life and prayer turned from an attitude of “My will be Thine” to that of “Thy will be done,” and has found reserves of inner strength and calm she never knew she had. She was humbled by God’s mercy and compassion for her through her suffering and also the support of family, friends, even strangers through social media. To this day, Fe lived by a very simple yet profound motto: Love God first, her husband second, her sons third and all the rest fourth. 

Sister Fe Bigwas

Director of Religious Education

Dan Gemo

Youth and Young Adult Minister

Dan was born and raised in Vallejo. He received all his sacraments at St. Vincent's and has been an active part of the parish over many years, participating in Recollection as a youth and now actively leading our high school youth and young adults towards a relationship with Jesus Christ and faithful discipleship. When he is not spending his Thursday and Friday nights with the youth, you can also find him with the youth choirs on Saturday and Sunday night 5pm Masses. His love for music is only perhaps outweighed by his passion for the SF Giants and his faith. Make sure to say hi to Dan if you see him. He is always ready to welcome you as part of the St. Vincent's family. 

Agnes Lobo


Agnes is a long time staff member of St. Vincent's. You will usually see her in the office on Thursdays and Fridays. She is happily married to Deacon Pete Lobo, a deacon at St. Catherine of Siena in Vallejo. Don't forget to say hi when you drop by the parish office!

Araceli Aguilera


Araceli has been with St. Vincent's for over a year now and has been a true blessing to the parish. She is the secretary on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays. She also helps coordinate infant baptisms. She is happily married and has three children of her own. Make sure to say hi to her when you drop by the parish office!

Guillermo Soria


Guillermo has been a constant presence at St. Vincent's over the years. More recently he is working around the parish doing much of the maintenance work. He is married to Maria and they are blessed with two children. They also coordinate the Spanish Choir at the 7pm Sunday Mass at St. Catherine's.

Maria Soria


Maria has been a part of the staff at St. Vincent's for many years. She is married to Guillermo and they are blessed with two children. They also coordinate the Spanish Choir at the 7pm Sunday Mass at St. Catherine's.

Beatriz Lopez


Beatriz has been a part of the parish staff for a number of years as well. She is happily married and blessed with three children, including one that is preparing for her 1st Communion. She also is a Catechist in Spanish on Fridays and is a constant presence around the parish. 

Volunteer Staff

Karina Ortega

Rosa Macal


Rebecca Pano

(Juanito and) Jocelyn Legaspi

Office Manager

Dolly Flores

Mary Kuykendall

St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church - 816 Santa Clara Street - Vallejo CA - 94590 - (707) 644-8396