Beware of Email and Phone Scams

Dear Parish and School Staff, Volunteers, and Parishioners,

It has been brought to my attention and to our parish office too by different people that people are receiving emails and phone calls from someone impersonating me (Fr. Rayanna Pudota). The email recipient is being asked to respond. The phone caller is asking for money.

This is another opportunity for us to raise awareness of scams such as this and to direct those who are contacted that they not respond; should not give money or gift cards; should not provide any personal information. Emails should be reported as Spam. Phone numbers should be blocked.

Thank you for your assistance in sharing this information with your friends.

Respectfully yours in Christ,

Fr. Rayanna Pudota

Video Broadcast of Masses

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  • Sunday Mass: 8:00 AM (English), 10:00 AM (Spanish)
  • Daily Mass: 6:30 AM (English)

YouTube Channel

Dear St. Ann Parishioners and Friends,

We now have a YouTube channel called “Saint Ann Catholic Church Ridgecrest, CA” so that you can now view Masses, Adoration, and other Liturgical celebrations via this channel instead of Facebook. However, at this time, you won’t be able to watch Live, you will need to wait until the video is posted onto YouTube.

Please subscribe to our YouTube channel, and ask your friends and family to do the same. Once we reach 1,000 subscribers, we can livestream from the St. Ann YouTube channel.


Thank you for subscribing to our YouTube channel. As we enter Holy Week and Easter, I sincerely pray each day for your safety, security, and health. Blessings to you and your families this Holy Easter Season.

Fr. Rayanna Pudota
St. Ann Catholic Church
Ridgecrest, CA

COVID-19 Protective Measures

Suspension of activities at St. Ann Catholic Church, Monday, March 16 Indefinitely.

Message from Father Rayanna:

To all of you, my parishioners and all other members of this community, I am praying for you in my daily Mass, that you and your families stay safe and healthy. Linked here are the Mass Intentions through April 11.

Please remember that if you have an emergency and you are in need of anointing of the sick you can call the church office to contact me. In light of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) spread and the request of Gov. Newsom to limit assemblies, the Fresno Diocese has suspended public Masses (Sunday and weekday), along with all activities and meetings of any kind, at the parishes and schools INDEFINITELY, as noted per the Directives posted on this website. Until the suspension is lifted, at St. Ann Church, there are:

  • No Sunday Mass or weekday Mass
  • No confessions
  • No Perpetual Adoration
  • No Stations of the Cross
  • No Friday Fish Fry
  • No religious education and sacramental preparation programs
  • No other meetings of any kind — Prayer Meetings, Bible Study, Parish Council Meeting, Knights of Columbus, Legion of Mary, etc.

Please contact the Church Office, 760-375-2110, for urgent needs and medical emergencies, including administering sacraments to the sick.

A message from Bishop Joseph V. Brennan, and updates from the Fresno Diocese, may be found on their website at https://dioceseoffresno.org/.

Please consider the ongoing financial needs of the parish as expenses still continue! Mail in your contributions or drop them off at the parish office, or put the extra collection into the basket once we return to Sunday Mass. God bless you — and thanks!

Meanwhile, during these closures, Bishop Robert Baron, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, who is located in Santa Barbara and is also the founder of the Word on Fire Ministry, is broadcasting daily mass from his chapel, and we’ve added the link below so you don’t have to miss Mass any day! https://www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass/ It is updated at 5:15 AM daily to display the current day’s Mass. The celebrant will be either Bishop Baron or Fr. Steve Grunow (CEO of Word on Fire).

You can also see televised Mass and pray the Rosary over the internet from the Diocesan station, KNXT at http://knxt.tv/index.html – check their program schedule for dates and times.

Fr. Rayanna Pudota

Please see the following documents from the Diocese of Fresno:


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