Polenta dinner fundraiser Monday May 21. For reservations 323-225-8119 ext 10
National Italian Parish for Southern California
Pastor, Fr. Louis Piran, c.s.
1039 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
My Dear Friends,
Easter has a special meaning for me this year. I realize that Easter can only be understood in the light of Good Friday: The Cross. Without the Cross there is no resurrection.
As you know, I have been “hiding” from the Parish for about six months because of cancer. They have been six blessed months when I was able to identify with all of you who also are contending with the uncertainty of sickness in your family. God allows sickness in the world so that we may keep compassion towards the sick, the poor and the children. Without compassion we would turn our energies toward each other at war.
I have been blessed, during these past months, by the presence of special people who have demonstrated much care and love towards me, and especially by many who have assured me of their prayers. That is community, and without community there can be no JOY. Thank you!
Now I am ready to celebrate with renewed fervor, in church and in life, the mystery of our Faith: “Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again!”. Not so much for my restored health, but especially for the renewed Hope that the Resurrection of Christ brings to all of us. It is indeed joyful to live among people who have hope. We are hopeful not because of what we can do, but because of what Jesus has done and continues to do for us. He is alive. He is guiding us, protecting us and leading us to a perfect joy.
May the light of Jesus shine bright in your dark hours and may you always reach out to Him in times of trouble. Blessed Easter!
Fr. Louis Piran, c.s.
Please pray for the following children who celebrated the sacrament of the Eucharist On Sunday May 13th at the 9:30 a.m. mass. These young people and their families appreciate your presence at this mass. We hope you join us in congratulating them!
Kyle Chu Nguyen
Luciano Vincenzo Capra
Saturdays: 6:00 pm in English
Sundays: 9:30 am in English/Spanish
11:00 am in Italian
6:00 pm in English
Weekdays: 6:00 pm in English (No Mass on Monday)
Confessions: Saturday: 5:00 - 6:00 pm (English, Italian, Spanish) or by appointment
Adoration: Every Thursday after 6:00 pm
Vespers: Tuesdays-Friday 5:45 pm
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: