Present Day St. Peter's Church

All Nationalities are welcome and all Italians may consider St. Peter's their parish.


St. Peter's Italian Church is the National Italian parish for Southern California. It was established as a mission church for the spiritual assistance of the Italian people in the spring of 1904.  


Throughout the years, St. Peter's has been a home for many where they could experience comfort, guidance, enlightenment, and family life in a true spirit of welcome and togetherness as well as celebrating the sacraments with much faith in the spirit of their culture and traditions.  


As a Catholic parish we are committed  to nurture the faith of God's people in a universal spirit, continue embracing all those who wish to come and celebrate  their faith with us as a true Christian family.   


We continue to value our historical heritage, by serving the Italian population and embrace the rich beauty of our traditions.


Staffed by Missionaries of St. Charles – Scalabrinians  

Missionaries for and with the migrants 


Fr. Louis Piran, c.s. Pastor