Name of Church All Souls Chapel
Address 4201 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90023
Phone number (323) 261-3106
Mass times All Souls Chapel is used for burials; if you wish to attend Mass, it is offered daily at the larger Mausoleum chapel Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.
Special features The Main Mausoleum and chapel, completed in 1936, is also worth a visit. It includes beautiful stained glass windows and painted ceilings. Also, along the main drive, are outdoor Stations of the Cross made of stone.
Parking No problem.
Additional observations All Souls Chapel can be found on the grounds of Calvary Cemetery in East Los Angeles. The cemetery was established in the late 19th century, the chapel built in 1902. It is an ornate Gothic chapel with a gabled tower and “heaven-pointing” spire. It is a replica of a church built in England. On All Souls Day, 1902, Bishop George Montgomery offered the first Mass at All Souls on a temporary altar. The cemetery grounds themselves cover 137 acres; the first burials were in 1896. Their vast lawns are well-maintained.
Buried at the cemetery are many prominent Los Angeles-area Catholics, including diocesan bishops, oil tycoon Edward Doheny, film stars John and Lionel Barrymore, mobster Jack Dragna, comedian Lou Costello, actress Irene Dunne, Manson Family murder victim Leno LaBianca, producer Hal Roach and Jack and Nelle Reagan (President Ronald Reagan’s parents). The grounds are generally open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but hours vary on weekends and on holidays.
As a child growing up in La Canada, I attended a funeral Mass with my family at beautiful All Souls Chapel and do remember the chapel and that beautiful Mass very well. It was Latin Mass in those days, of course, and the music was beautiful as well. What I could not recall clearly was precisely where the cemetary and chapel was located, and I am grateful now to have an exact address.