An integral part of St. Peter’s Church is Mission St. Conrado: a community of Spanish speaking parishioners, with a church located at 1820 Bouett Street, in Los Angeles, just ten minutes away from St. Peter.
The patron of the Mission, San Conrado, was born December 22, 1818 in Lower-Bavaria. At the age of 31 he entered the Capuchin-Order. He spent 41 years as a Brother in the monastery of St. Ann, and died April 21, 1884. He was canonized May 20, 1934. Brother Conrado achieved his sanctity by humbly fulfilling his daily duties, with special care for the needy and the poor.
Services at San Conrado
Worshippers gather every Sunday at San Conrado for the 10:30am Mass, celebrated in Spanish and accompanied by a mariachi group. The celebration is followed by a typical Mexican breakfast (burritos, tamales, taquitos, menudo, pan dulce, coffee and soft drinks) prepared by the St. Judas and Guadalupana Society and other volunteers.
• Everyone is invited every 28th of the month for a Mass in honor of St. Judas at 7:00 pm. On the 28 of October, the Annual Feast of Saint Judas is celebrated with the presence of the Bishop, after a procession with the statue of St. Judas from St. Peter’s Church. The feast is attended by a thousand people, who also enjoy the variety of food available for the special occasion.
• Every 12 day of each month a Mass is celebrated at 7:00 p.m. in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
• The garden surrounding the Church of St. Conrado is a place of pilgrimage for many who wish to visit, day and night, and pray at the various shrines where candles can be offered, symbol of our faith.
Celebrations in Spanish of Marriages, Baptisms and quinceañeras must be arranged in advance through St. Peter's Italian church. Contact: (323) 225-8119. Visit website: https://www.missionsanconrado.org/