Name of Church Our Lady of the Bright Mount Church
Address 3424 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018
Phone number (323) 734-5249
Mass Schedule Sundays, 9 a.m. and noon. Monday, Thursday, Saturday, 8 a.m. Wednesday, Friday (with adoration of the Holy Eucharist from 6 p.m.), 7:30 p.m. First Saturdays, 5 p.m. Masses celebrated in Polish. All are welcome to attend.
Confessions Before Masses.
Names of priests Fr. Rafal Dygula, pastor.
Special activities and groups There are a variety of devotions, including adoration Wednesdays & Fridays at 6 p.m.; rosary and Angelus, Sundays at 11:30 a.m.; Divine Mercy, Fridays, 730 p.m.; children’s rosary, Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. There are a variety of groups, including Bright Mount Rosary Family, Holy Name Society, Spiritual Adoption of the Conceived Child and the Margaret Community. The parish has been also known for its hosting of the annual Polish Festival.
Parking There is parking next to the church and hall, and on the street.
Additional observations Our Lady of the Bright Mount is located in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and is its only Polish parish. It is located just southwest of downtown Los Angeles. The Our Lady of the Bright Mount congregation was founded in 1927. In 1944, the congregation purchased an LA mansion once owned by silent film actor Fatty Arbuckle, and built a church next door in 1956. The mansion serves as the parish office, gift shop and a venue for meetings. The interior of the church features colorful Polish imagery, including images of Pope St. John Paul II and Sister Faustina and an icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa. In 2015, Archbishop Jose Gomez designated it a shrine of St. John Paul II. In 1976, as Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, the future saint celebrated Mass there (you can sit where he sat). The church houses relics of John Paul, as well as Polish saints St. Zygmunt Szczęsny Feliński, St. Faustina Kowalska, Blessed Michael Sopoćko, Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko and St. Maximilian Kolbe. On the grounds, there is a life-sized bronze statue of Pope St. John Paul II.