Scalabrini House Fundraiser April 27, Feast of Madonna Della Stella April 28

St. Peter's Italian Church
Los Angeles

National Italian Parish for Southern California

Administrator, Fr. Leandro Fossa, c.s.

1039 N. Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90012


Palm Sunday, April 14 

Blessing of the Palms at all Masses 

9:30 a.m. (English), 11:00 a.m. (Italian) 6:00 p.m. (English) 

Holy Thursday, April 18  

Last Supper with washing of the feet. 7:00 p.m. 

Adoration until 10:00 p.m. 

Good Friday, April 19 

Stations of the Cross 3:00 p.m. 

Liturgical Services 7:00 p.m. 

                          Adoration of the Cross 

Holy Saturday, April 20 

Confessions 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Easter Vigil Celebration 7:30 p.m. 

Easter Sunday, April 21 

9:30 a.m. (English), 11:00 a.m. (Italian) 

No Evening Mass 


Message from our Administrator, Fr. Leandro Fossa, c.s.


                                                                                                                                              Easter message 2019


                                                                              Alleluia, Alleluia

                                                                                Christ is alive

Dear Parishioners!

Glory to God in the Highest. We have waited for 40 days to sing the glory and now we rejoice because our Lord and Savior is risen alleluia, alleluia. The resurrection of Jesus Christ means that He is alive and we no longer die because of our sins. We are so accustomed to hearing that Jesus is risen and we might say “I know all about it”, and miss the whole mystery of Easter.It is because of Easter that the Roman Catholic Church exists, it is on the HOLY NIGHT that Eucharist becomes the center of our liturgies and the sure hope that DEATH is not the end.

Glory to God in the Highest. In this moment of our history where GOD does not seem to matter and “for developed countries”, self-well being is more important than people: during Easter we proclaim that God is risen because he loves each human being equally. 

Easter is a celebration of live. And as the psalm says, “Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, for His mercy endures forever. Let the house of Israel say, “His mercy endures forever.” His mercy has conquered darkness and His mercy is the sign that we celebrate life today. 

My dear friends, today we proclaim that poverty, war, political chaos, distrust, misunderstanding, indifference… have no power over God’s Resurrection. Jesus Christ is risen today so that the poor and those in the outskirts of society may have Hope. 

Jesus Christ is risen today so that we pray for the end of abortion in America.

Jesus Christ is risen today so that people who have to organize caravans to migrate to a better world may reach the hope that their country is not offering.

Jesus Christ is risen today so our elders may hope to receive what they deserve in their retirement years: love, company and human presence.

Jesus Christ is risen today so our veterans may hope that they have not fought a lost battle but are important for today’s freedom.

My dear friends, Jesus Christ is Risen Today and He offers what this world cannot: life in abundance. And this is the day that Lord has made, let all the earth rejoice.

Fr. Leandro Fossa, cs   


Mark Your Calendar

21st Annual Scalabrini House Fundraiser


April 27, 2019  

Mass 5:00 pm followed by dinner, live music, silent and live auction

No Valet parking, parking available at Cathedral High School Structure

Contact the Parish office for reservations. 

(323) 225-8119

Feast of Madonna Della Stella


April 28, 2019  

Mass: 11:00 a.m. followed by procession.

Dinner and dancing at 1:00

Contact Palmie Crispi for reservations 

(818) 246-5749


The  Parish of St. Peter was founded in the year 1904 to care for the spiritual and social needs of Italian immigrants who came to America in search of religious, social, and economic freedom.

Today,  through  liturgical, educational and social programs, St. Peter’s Italian Church in Los Angeles continues the mandate given to the Missionaries of St. Charles by their founder Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini to care for all migrants as  they journey toward the Kingdom of God. Find out more information on our history:

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