Serving the Catholic Community of Castro Valley

Who We Are

Welcome to Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church!

Come and experience the dynamic faith at Our Lady of Grace. Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church lives as a family; we are brothers and sisters in Christ seeking to love Christ, serve Him, and make Him known. I invite you to get to know us, share your gifts and talents here, and grow in holiness alongside us.

Our parish community offers many ways to grow in faith, enriching our spiritual lives, and serving the needs of others. We also actively reach out beyond the walls of our parish community serving those in need. For 75 years Our Lady of Grace has been a place of Faith, Family and Grace through worship, charity, and education.

Our Lady of Grace is our patroness. She is our Mother, always leading us to Christ. Mary is the Theotokos,  the God-bearer, bringing us to Christ. She is full of grace and it is through her Motherly Love is for humanity. We ask her guidance and intercession to bring us to Christ.  We share in her mission of bringing Christ to the world.  With God’s grace we carry out our mission as Church, here in this place and at this time. Pray for her intercession that we might become a community united in love, seeking   transformation through our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Conventual Franciscans – The Conventual Franciscans, assumed the pastoral care of Our Lady of Grace Parish in July 2015. We, as a community of lesser brothers (friars), have been embraced by the people of this parish.  The friars, inspired by St. Francis our founder, are called to live the Gospel life of our Lord, Jesus Christ, preaching the Gospel to all but especially the poor and the excluded. For over 800 years, the friars have witnessed devotion to our Blessed Mother, Queen of Heaven and Earth. We are blessed to minister in a parish, Our Lady of Grace, dedicated to her honor.


Fr. Raphael Zwolenkiewicz, OFM Conv.