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Pastor's Corner

Rev. Abel LoeraDear Friends,

I would like to welcome you to our Mother of Sorrows School website. Please feel free to spend some time browsing the page to learn more about the school, faculty, staff, parents and students. As a prospective parent, I would like to encourage you to be part of this wonderful school family remarked by its excellence in education and Catholic Tradition.

I cordially invite you to visit our school and experience the opportunities we have to offer your child and to answer any questions you may have.

In Christ,
Rev. Abel Loera

Pastor, Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church

Mother of Sorrows Parish History

Bishop John J. Cantwell established Mother of Sorrows Parish in 1923. Father Joseph Loughran was the first pastor, and the church was dedicated in 1926. Monsignor William O’Donnell served as pastor for 31 years and was responsible for starting Mother of Sorrows School, which opened in 1948 and was staffed by The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

Father Perry Leiker supervised a liturgical renovation during his 12-year pastorate as the church celebrated its 75th anniversary. Father Dario Miranda was named administrator in 1999 and pastor in 2001. In 2011, Father Abel Loera became pastor of Mother of Sorrows Parish.

Contact Us

Mother of Sorrows School

100 West 87th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90003
Phone: 323-758-6204
Fax: 323-758-6203

Church Information

Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church

114 West 87th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90003
Phone: 323-758-7697
Fax: 323-758-7853

Mass Times

Sunday
7:00 am (Spanish)
8:30 am (Spanish)
10:30 am (English)
12:00 pm (Spanish)
6:00 pm (Spanish)

Monday–Friday
6:15 pm (Bilingual)