Name of Church Holy Family
Address 220 East Elk Avenue, Glendale, CA 91205 (parish mailing address is 209 E. Lomita Ave., Glendale)
Phone number (818) 247-2222
Mass times Weekdays, 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. vigil. Sundays, 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish), 5:30 p.m. Civic holidays: 9 a.m.
Confessions Monday & Thursday, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m., Saturday, 4 – 5 p.m. and by appointment.
Names of priests Father Jim Bevacqua, pastor. Fathers Luis Espinoza and Marlon Mateo, associate pastors. Fr. Samuel Ward, in residence. Fr. Bevacqua is a late vocation, and a former accountant.
School grades K-8, visit www.hfgsglendale.org; and high school, visit www.hfhsglendale.org
Special features 24-hour Perpetual Adoration in the chapel, Bible studies, rosary groups, Couples for Christ, St. Vincent de Paul Society
Music Cantors and choirs, depending on the Mass. The 5:30 p.m. Sunday Mass has a Life Teen band.
Fellow parishioners Anglo, some Latino and Filipino
Cry room no
Additional observations Holy Family is a historic church, very pretty inside and out. It was founded in 1907, which makes it Glendale’s oldest Catholic parish. The current church was completed in 1921. It has many beautiful works of art, including statues, frescos, paintings and stained glass windows. Above the main entrance there is a sandstone carving of the head of Christ crowned with thorns created by the Italian sculptor Joseph Conradi. The carving bears the inscription consumatum est (“It is finished”). Some interesting historical notes: one of its pastors, Father Michael Galvin, served as pastor nearly 50 years (1923-1972); the front exterior of the church was heavily damaged in the 1971 Sylmar earthquake; in 1991, in what Glendale police deemed a hate crime, vandals broke stained glass windows to enter the church and smashed the heads of three treasured statues; Fr. James Stephen O’Neill, the parish’s founding pastor, provided for the spiritual needs of St. (Mother) Francis Cabrini and her Missionary Order of the Sacred Heart nuns who were located in nearby Burbank.