Cathedral

Interior of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

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Monday thru Friday: 7:00am & 12:10pm (English)
Sunday: 8:00am & 10:00am (English), 12:30pm (Spanish)

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Sacrament of Confession

Receive Confession

Available weekdays at 11:00am – 12:00pm
The Cathedral’s Reconciliation Chapel along the North Ambulatory is for private meditation and community celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the forgiveness of sins and harmony with God.

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555 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2707
contact@olacathedral.org
(213) 680-5200

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Standing in the midst of downtown Los Angeles, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels serves the total Archdiocese of over 4 million Catholics. As the heart of all 288, Parish Churches and communities, it is the place where the Archbishop celebrates the major Liturgies of the year with clergy, religious and laity. The Cathedral serves as a “model Church for all Parish Churches” in the style and content of its liturgical celebrations.

In design, art and furnishings, the Cathedral is rich in cultural diversity in a city in which Sunday Mass is celebrated in 42 different languages. In these first seventeen years, the Cathedral has welcomed countless pilgrims and visitors.

About the Pastor

Fr. David Gallardo began his term as Pastor of the Cathedral effective July 1, 2016.

Fr. David Gallardo was born and raised in Santa Monica, CA. He was born to the late William and Mercedes Gallardo on March 27, 1958 and is the eldest of two sons. Very early on, when asked what he wanted to do in life Fr. David would respond: “I want to be a priest or a teacher.” Upon graduating from St. Joan of Arc Elementary School in West Los Angeles he entered Our Lady Queen of Angels High School. In the Fall of 1976 he continued to discern his call to priesthood when he was accepted to St. John’s Seminary. On June 16, 1984 he was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Since his Ordination Fr. David has served at: Christ the King Parish, Holy Trinity Parish, Our Lady Queen of Angels High School, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Serra High School, Bishop Amat High School and St. Mariana De Paredes Parish.

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Tilma Chapel

The Relic of the Tilma of St. Juan Diego is now permanently enshrined at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, after being on tour in 20 cities throughout the United States. The relic is a piece of St. Juan Diego’s tilma—the cloth that holds the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

The relic—likely the only one in the United States—is a small piece that was detached from the tilma and given to Archbishop John Cantwell of Los Angeles by the Archbishop of Mexico City, Luis Maria Martinez in 1941. It has been in the archives of the Los Angeles Archdiocese under the care of Monsignor Francis Weber since 1981.

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Tapestries

The tapestries created by artist John Nava for the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels are the largest collection hanging in a Catholic place of worship in the United States. Throughout the ages, large scale pictorial wall cycles have served as one of the most effective forms of literary expression, vividly telling the stories of the Greeks, Romans, Medieval and Renaissance periods, especially to a largely illiterate population. The tapestries are part of this heritage and link the very contemporary Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to this long tradition. In modern times, as in the past, tapestries have served as an art form that can combine great size with intricacy of detail, and in the Cathedral serve to soften the tonal quality and enhance the acoustics.

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