Name of Church Our Lady of Mt. Lebanon-St. Peter Cathedral

Address 333 S. San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90048 (Although it has a Los Angeles address, it’s actually close to Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.)

Phone number (310) 275-6634


Mass times The church has Masses in both the Roman Catholic and Maronite Catholic rite. Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m. (Roman Catholic); Sunday 9 a.m. (Roman Catholic), 11:30 a.m. (Maronite Catholic). Weekdays, 8 a.m. (Maronite Catholic). Holy days: 8 a.m. (Maronite Catholic), 5:30 p.m. (Roman Catholic), 7:30 p.m. (Maronite Catholic).

Music Choir at the Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Mass, cantors at the other Masses.

Confessions Saturday, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

Names of priests Father Abdallah Zaidan, rector. Father Elias Sleiman, associate rector. Father Zaidan was ordained a priest 26 years ago, and has served as rector for the cathedral for the past 18. In addition to his duties as rector, he serves in a variety of roles for the Maronite Church. Father Sleiman was ordained in 1998, and has served as associate rector at the cathedral since 2001. Both are faithful priests.

School No school. The parish offers religious education and Arabic classes (taught together), however. The first class is Sunday, September 16, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Call the parish for information.

Special parish groups/activities Groups: Maronite League, Maronite Young Adult Club, Maronite Youth Organization. Annual activities include the American Lebanese Cultural Festival, to be held this year on Sunday, September 2, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Woodley Park Section II, 6350 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys, California. Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. See the website for additional details.

Fellow parishioners The parish serves Middle Eastern Catholics, especially Lebanese and Syrians. The parish also serves Latin-rite Catholics, hence many of the Masses are offered in the Latin rite.

Parking You can park in the back. The crowded Mass is the Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Maronite Mass, so come early.

Cry room Yes, in the rear.

Additional observations Our Lady of Mt. Lebanon-St. Peter Cathedral is part of the Maronite Catholic Eparchy (diocese) of Our Lady of Lebanon. It is under the authority of Bishop Robert Shaheen, who lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and is in communion with the Holy Father. Our Lady of Mt. Lebanon-St. Peter Cathedral originally served as one of the two episcopal sees of the Maronite rite in the United States, but it was transferred to St. Louis after the elevation of Bishop Shaheen. It’s a traditional-style church.