St. Mary's Coptic Catholic Church, Los Angeles, exteriorName of Church St. Mary Coptic Catholic Church

Address 2701 Newell Street, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Phone number (323) 669-2822


Mass times Sundays, 10:30 a.m. (Arabic/English/Coptic).  First Fridays, 7 p.m. (Arabic/English).  Fridays, noon.  Last Saturday of the month, 6 p.m.  Holidays and feasts, as announced.

Music St. Mary Arabic Choir (listen to them on the parish website)

Confessions  Sundays, 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Names of priests Father Morcos Kheir, pastor.

Special groups/activities Youth & young adult group (for high school & college), Legion of Mary (1st Sundays), St. Vincent de Paul Society (1st Sundays), Knights of the Holy Family (3rd & 4th Sundays)

School Sunday school for all grades, 1:15 p.m.

Fellow parishioners Attendance at the parish is open to all.  Most Coptic Catholics are Egyptian, who have begun in recent years to emigrate to the United States and Europe.  The situation for Coptic Catholics in Egypt has become increasingly hazardous since the 2011 fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.  Coptic Christians are a minority in Egypt (about a tenth of the population).  The Coptic Catholic patriarch, Cardinal Antonios Naguib, has complained that Muslim attacks on Christians have increased in recent months, with Christians being killed and persecuted, and churches burned.

Parking There’s a small lot beside the church or park on the street.

Additional observations Today, the Coptic Catholic church is in communion with Rome.  Originally part of the schismatic Orthodox Church, the Coptic church reunified initially with Rome in 1442, and then again in the 1700s. Its patriarch, the Patriarch of Alexandria of the Catholic Copts, is headquartered in Cairo.  In addition to the Middle East, it has parishes in North America, Europe, and Australia.  St. Mary’s is the only Coptic Catholic Church in California, and is under the authority of the Archbishop of Los Angeles.  It’s located in an older Los Angeles neighborhood, near the intersection of the 5 & 2 freeways (near Dodger Stadium and Silver Lake).