Name of Church Church of the Visitation

Address 6561 West 88th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Phone number (310) 216-1145


Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. Sundays, 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Weekdays, 8 a.m.

Confessions Saturdays, 3-4 p.m. and by appointment

Names of priests Father Matthew Wheeler, administrator. In residence, Father Timothy McGowan. Retired, Msgr. Charles Hill and Msgr. James Forsen. Father Wheeler is a solid young priest, devout and a good homilist. He is originally from Minnesota and came to Los Angeles to attend USC. He was ordained a priest in 2018.

Special groups/activities Bible study, bereavement support, Viz Seniors, Knights of Columbus, men’s group.

Music Adult and youth choirs.

School Yes.

Fellow parishioners This parish is an English-speaking community, part of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and located just north of Los Angeles airport and not far from the beach at Playa del Rey.

Acoustics Good.

Parking Beside the church and on the street.
Additional observations The Church of the Visitation was established in 1943, built in the Italian Renaissance architecture style in 1950, and recently renovated. It is an attractive, open church, tabernacle in the center. It has good stained class, chandelier, baptistery. Take a tour of the church on the parish website with commentary by the former pastor.