Name of Church St. Victor

Address 8634 Holloway Drive, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Phone number 310-652-6477


Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m. Sundays, 8:30, 10:30 a.m. (choral liturgy), 12:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7 p.m. (Latin Tridentine). Weekdays, 8 a.m. & 12:10 p.m. Monday, 7:45 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.

Confessions Saturdays, 4:45 – 5:15 p.m., and by appointment and before Masses.

Names of priests Msgr. Jeremiah T. Murphy, pastor. Auxiliary priests: Father John Caronan, O.Praem; Father John Brennan, SMA; Father Wayne Negrete, SJ; Father Vincent Lopez, OP; and Father James Fryar, FSSP.

School No, it closed 40 years ago.

Special groups Legion of Mary, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Ministry to the Sick, The Catholic Underground (cultural apostolate of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal)

Special activities Adoration on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; Christian meditation classes on Monday nights, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.; Divine Office throughout the week.

Music Choirs and cantors

Homilies Judge for yourself; listen to the pastor’s homilies at Among the auxiliaries with whom this writer is familiar, Father John Caronan is very solid, as is Father James Fryar of the Fraternity of St. Peter. All priests have the ongoing challenge of being pastorally sensitive to the large “gay” community of West Hollywood which surrounds it yet standing up for Church teaching.

Fellow parishioners An English-speaking community; all Masses are in English.

Parking Plenty

Acoustics Fine

Cry room Yes, on the right side up towards the altar as you enter.

Additional observations St. Victor’s was established in 1906 and served rail and oil workers. The current church was built in 1960. It’s located off the busy Sunset strip. Its members over the years included many Hollywood celebrities, such as Vincent Price, Ricardo Montalban, Loretta Young and Cesar Romero. The statue of Mary in front of the church was a gift from Danny Thomas. Msgr. John J. Devlin, pastor of St. Victor’s from 1929-76, served as head of the Legion of Decency, which had significant influence over Hollywood’s movies until the 1960s. The church interior is attractive, with stained glass windows, Stations of the Cross mosaics and nice statues.