On behalf of the people and priests of St. Mary Catholic Church, I welcome you to our parish community.
St. Mary is a vibrant Christian community brought together and nourished by God’s Word and the celebration of the Eucharist and responsive to Christ’s call to service.
We are committed to helping you to grow spiritually as disciples of Christ and to give loving service to those in need. We offer many opportunities for education, enrichment, and fellowship in the Catholic faith. We have a variety of ministries to meet the many needs of our community.
The people of St. Mary are always ready to embrace new members. I invite you to share their company and be active in the parish. Your gifts, talents, and ministry will enrich our community and provide you (and your family) with countless blessings.
Please call us during the week at 925-891-8900 for more information about our parish services and ministries or explore our web site.
Know that as a community of faith we are here to serve you in any way that will draw you closer to God and make you more faith-filled and service-oriented followers of Christ.
May the peace of Christ be with you.
Father Paulson Mundanmani, St. Mary Pastor
About Fr. Paulson Mundanmani
Fr. Paulson Mundanmani is a priest and a teacher. Ordained on January 1, 1991 and incardinated in the Diocese of Oakland in 2005, Fr. Paulson is currently working at St. Mary’s Catholic Church as Pastor. He also served as parochial administrator of St. Isidore’s from June 2005 through January 2006. Prior to St. Isidore’s he was Parochial Vicar at Holy Spirit Parish in Fremont and St. Edwards in Newark.
Before his transition from India to the United States, he worked 10 years in Don Bosco Technical School, India, as General Manager (1994-1998), Head of the Department of Electricity (1991-1994) and as a teacher of English, Mathematics, Religion, and Sociology to high school and undergraduate students. He also taught Workshop Calculation and Electrical Theory for technical students.
Besides his degree in theology and philosophy, Fr. Paulson holds a doctoral degree in Education (Catholic Educational Leadership) from the University of San Francisco, and an MBA (Human Resources Management) from Indira Gandhi’s National Open University (IGNOU), Delhi, India.
Fr. Paulson is the seventh of nine children born of Anthony and Elizabeth Mundanmani. He has a brother priest, who is a Carmelite, actively involved in education in India. Fr. Paulson has worked with schools, governmental and non-governmental agencies in India. He worked as a consultant to “Misereor International” (The German Catholic Bishop’s Organization for Development Cooperation) on developmental projects for technical training in India. He provided his leadership skills to shape the vision and mission of SKIP (Skills For Progress), a conglomerate of nearly 200 technical institutions imparting employment oriented skills training to the young, especially the poor.
Father Paulson has strong interests in spirituality, liturgy, and religious education as well as well developed skills in leadership and administration.