We are Parishes

288 parishes

10 missions and chapels

23 Eastern Rite Catholic Churches

We are Schools

205 elementary schools

47 high schools

64,900+ students enrolled

We are Community

3,815,431 Catholics

Residing in 120 cities

Mass celebrated in 32 languages

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Under the spiritual leadership of Archbishop José H. Gomez, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is the nation’s largest and most culturally and socially diverse Catholic community, covering nearly 9,000 square miles in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The nearly 5 million Catholics in Los Angeles come from some 70 countries and every continent. Archbishop Gomez is assisted in his pastoral duties by the regional bishops and episcopal vicars serving the five pastoral regions of the Archdiocese and our diverse ethnic communities:

Auxiliary Bishops

  • Most Reverend Alejandro Aclan – Archdiocese of Los Angeles
  • Most Reverend Albert M. Bahhuth – San Fernando Pastoral Region
  • Most Reverend Matthew G. Elshoff, OFM Cap. – Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Region
  • Most Reverend Brian A. Nunes – San Gabriel Pastoral Region
  • Most Reverend Slawomir Szkredka – Santa Barbara Pastoral Region
  • Most Reverend Marc V. Trudeau​ – San Pedro Pastoral Region

Retired Bishops

  • Cardinal Roger M. Mahony
  • Bishop Joseph M. Sartoris
  • Auxiliary Bishop Thomas J. Curry






Catholic life in the Archdiocese is centered in the 287 parishes in the Archdiocese. Most parishes are headed by a Priest Pastor although some are headed by Parish Administrator or a Parish Life Director.

The Archdiocese Catholic Center, located at 3424 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. 90010, has many offices and departments that serve various aspects of Catholic life.


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Archbishop Gomez’s Column

Most Reverend José H. Gomez is the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the nation’s largest Catholic community. Every month he releases an editorial for Angelus News.

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