Name of Church St. Gerard Majella

Address 4439 Inglewood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066-6299

Phone number 310-390-5034


Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m.; Sundays, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (Spanish); noon, 1:30 p.m. (Spanish); Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.

Confessions 3-4 p.m.

Names of priests Father Martin Slaughter, pastor;Father Gerardo Padilla & Father Charles Vijay Kumar, in residence. Father Slaughter is a fine, orthodox pastor who loves apologetics and is devoted to the pro-life cause. He’s celebrating his 30th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Father Padilla grew up in the parish and celebrates Mass in both English and Spanish. The priests will present and defend the teachings of the Church, including those related to sexual morality.

School St. Gerard no longer has a school, but it has a relationship with a charter school in the area. The school is good academically, but does not teach the faith. St. Gerard, however, offers religious education programs for children and adults.

Parish groups and activities Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on first Fridays and first Saturdays, Padre Pio prayer group, Purgatorial society, Our Lady of Fatima devotion on the 13th of the month at 7 p.m., Men’s Bible study.

Fellow parishioners Anglo, Hispanic and Filipino

Parking Ample parking

Cry room No

Additional observations St. Gerard was founded in 1952; it was dedicated to St. Gerard Majella, the patron of expectant mothers, difficult pregnancies and childless couples. Buy religious books from the parish bookstore in the parking lot after Sunday Mass.