Our Lady of the Angels

Pastoral Region

Our Lady of the Angels Parishes

76 Parishes

2 Eastern Rite Catholic Churches

Our Lady of the Angels Schools

48 Elementary Schools

10 High Schools

Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Region


Downtown central Los Angeles, west to Malibu, south to LAX

2 Hospitals

2 Seminaries

Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Region

Interactive map at archla.org/maps

There are 76 parishes in this region and eight cities besides Los Angeles. They include Beverly Hills, Culver City, Inglewood, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Venice and West Hollywood. It covers Deaneries 13-16 and has 4 Parochial Missions.

“La Placita,” Our Lady Queen of Angels, was the first church founded in Los Angeles in 1784. The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels was dedicated in 2002 and has become the cultural center of the city.

Ethnic Masses in various parishes are celebrated by African Americans, and in Arabic, Chinese, Tagalog, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese.

Three parishes have parochial missions – El Santo Niño, St. Turibius and San Conrado. There are 10 high schools, 2 houses of religious formation for priests, 1 retreat center and 1 cemetery.

Eastern Catholic churches in the region include Ukrainian, Byzantine, Maronite, and also present are Ethnic Parishes – Croatian, Chinese, Lithuanian, Japanese and Italian. The region is home to over 1 million Catholics.

The Most Reverend Matthew G. Elshoff, OFM Cap is the regional auxiliary bishop of the Our Lady of the Angeles (OLA) Pastoral Region. The succession for the region includes Rev. Msgr. Terrance Fleming (March 2022-September 2023), Most Rev. Edward Wm. Clark (2001-2022), Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson (Episcopal Vicar, 1999-2001), Bishop Stephen Blaire (1994-1999), and Bishop John Ward (1986-1994).

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Most Reverend Matthew G. Elshoff, OFM Cap

Auxiliary Bishop

Born September 24, 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio but grew up in the Los Angeles area. Bishop Elshoff entered the Capuchin Franciscan Order in 1973 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1982. As a Capuchin, he served as Vice Master of Novices, as a Definitor (1999-2005), as local Provincial (2008-2014). He served as Chaplain, then President of his beloved St. Francis High School. He served as Pastor of Old Mission Santa Ines in Solvang, and as Pastor in 2018 at St. Lawrence Brindisi in Los Angeles. On September 26, 2023 he was ordained Bishop at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. That same day he was appointed Episcopal Vicar of the Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Region​. 

Assistant to the Regional Bishop:

Deacon Scott Palmer

Regional Deans (Vicars Forane)

Deanery 13: Msgr. Liam T. Kidney, V.F.

Deanery 14: Msgr. Terrance L. Fleming, V.F.

Deanery 15: Fr. Luis Espinoza, V.F.

Deanery 16: Fr. Ever Quintero, V.F.

Parishes in this Region

Deanery 13 Deanery 14 Deanery 15 Deanery 16
Corpus Christi, Pacific Palisades

Good Shepherd, Beverly Hills

Our Lady of Malibu, Malibu

Our Lady of Mount Lebanon – St. Peter Cathedral (Maronite), Los Angeles

St. Ambrose, West Hollywood

St. Anastasia, Los Angeles

St. Anne, Santa Monica

St. Augustine, Culver City

St. Clement, Santa Monica

St. Gerard Majella, Los Angeles

St. Jerome, Los Angeles

St. Joan of Arc, Los Angeles

St. Mark, Venice

St. Martin of Tours, Los Angeles

St. Monica, Santa Monica

St. Paul the Apostle, Los Angeles

St. Sebastian, Los Angeles

St. Timothy, Los Angeles

St. Victor, West Hollywood

Visitation, Los Angeles












Blessed Sacrament, Los Angeles

Cathedral Chapel of St. Vibiana, Los Angeles

Christ the King, Los Angeles

Holy Spirit, Los Angeles

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Los Angeles

Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary (Byzantine), Los Angeles

Our Lady of Loretto, Los Angeles

Our Mother of Good Counsel, Los Angeles

Precious Blood, Los Angeles

St. Basil, Los Angeles

St. Brendan, Los Angeles

St. Bridget (Cantonese), Los Angeles

St. Casimir (Lithuanian), Los Angeles

St. Columban (Filipino), Los Angeles

St. Francis of Assisi, Los Angeles

St. Gregory Nazianzen, Los Angeles

St. Kevin, Los Angeles

St. Mary Magdalen, Los Angeles

St. Peter (Italian), Los Angeles

St. Teresa of Avila, Los Angeles

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles

Holy Cross, Los Angeles

Holy Name of Jesus, Los Angeles

Immaculate Conception, Los Angeles

Our Lady of the Bright Mount (Polish), Los Angeles

Our Lady Queen of Angels “La Placita”, Los Angeles

Our Savior Parish + USC Caruso Catholic Center, Los Angeles

St. Agatha, Los Angeles

St. Agnes, Los Angeles

St. Anthony (Croatian), Los Angeles

St. Bernadette, Los Angeles

St. Cecilia, Los Angeles

St. Francis Xavier Chapel, Los Angeles

St. Joseph, Los Angeles

St. Patrick, Los Angeles

St. Paul, Los Angeles

St. Stephen of Hungary, Los Angeles

St. Thomas the Apostle, Los Angeles

St. Vincent de Paul, Los Angeles

Transfiguration, Los Angeles






Ascension, Los Angeles

Mother of Sorrows, Los Angeles

Nativity, Los Angeles

Presentation of Mary, Los Angeles

St. Anselm, Los Angeles

St. Brigid, Los Angeles

St. Columbkille, Los Angeles

St. Eugene, Los Angeles

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Los Angeles

St. John Chrysostom, Inglewood

St. John the Evangelist, Los Angeles

St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Los Angeles

St. Malachy, Los Angeles

St. Michael, Los Angeles

St. Odilia, Los Angeles

St. Raphael, Los Angeles








Office of Our Lady of the Angels Region:
5835 W. Slauson Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230-6505

Office Phone Number: (310) 215-0703
Fax Phone Number: (310) 215-0749

Meet the Staff

Most Reverend Matthew G. Elshoff, OFM Cap
Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles
Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Region
P: 310.215.0703

Deacon Scott Palmer
Regional Assistant to Bishop Matthew G. Elshoff, OFM Cap
P: 310.215.0703

Ana Aguilera
Office Manager/Administrative Assistant
P: 310.215.0703
Email: anaa@olapr.org

David Lara
Our Lady of the Angels Regional Coordinator
Religious Education
P: 310.216.9587
Email: dlara@olapr.org

Araceli Ramirez
Administrative Secretary
Our Lady of the Angels Region
P: 310.216.9587
Email: aramirez@olapr.org


The Archdiocese comprises three counties — Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara – all divided into five pastoral regions). The Directory lists all address and telephone information of archdiocesan offices, parishes, schools and seminaries, as well as services/outreach programs within the Archdiocese.

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