(213) 482-2040

New Community:

Multicultural Ministries

The Diocese of Los Angeles is located in one of the most ethnically diverse geographic areas in the nation and takes seriously the call to seek and serve Christ in all persons. Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce, as part of her overall pastoral work, oversees the diocesan New Community: Multicultural Ministries.

The diocese sponsors several commissions that offer support and networking opportunities for Asian, Black, Latinx, and Native American Episcopalians.

Weekly worship opportunities in the diocese are offered in Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog , Taiwanese, and Vietnamese. Yearly special services of Holy Eucharist commemorate spiritual giants of the faith, such as Absalom Jones and Martin Luther King.

Asian Episcopalians and friends meet regularly in groups including The Gathering, Chinese Convocation, Filipino Convocation,  Japanese Convocation, Korean Convocation, South East Asian Convocation, South Asian Convocation, and Episcopal Asiamerica ministries.

To learn more about each ministry area, please click on the photo links below:

 

Program Group on Black Ministries

Members of this diocesan commission work to strengthen and to expand the unique ministries of African Americans within the congregations and all other institutions and programs of the Diocese of Los Angeles. Members work closely with the national and local chapters of the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE), a longstanding church-wide organization.

Contacts:

The Rev. Margaret Hudley McCauley, Chair
Deacon St. John’s Cathedral, Los Angeles
dcnmccauley@stjohnsla.org
213.747.6285

The Rt. Rev. Diane Jardine Bruce
Bishop Suffragan of Los Angeles
djbsuffragan@ladiocese.org
213.482.2040, ext. 242

Chinese Ministries

St. Gabriel’s Church | 133 East Graves Avenue Monterey Park, CA 91755

www.saint-gabriel.org
Phone: 626.571.2714
info@saint-gabriel.org

Sunday Services: 9 am Mandarin / 10 am English  / 11 am Cantonese

Clergy:

In Transition

St. Thomas’ Church | 15694 Tetley Street Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

Phone: 626.330.7649
stthomashh@yahoo.com

Sunday Services: 8 am English / 10:30 am Mandarin & English / 12 pm Taiwanese

Clergy:
The Rev. Fennie Hsin-Fen Chang , vicar

(Cantonese, Mandarin & English)
hsinfenchang@hotmail.com

The Church of Our Saviour | 535 West Roses Rd. San Gabriel, CA 91775
www.churchofoursaviour.org
Phone: 626.282.5147

Sunday Services: 8 am English / 10 am English / 11:45 am 

Clergy:
The Rev. Bob Honeychurch, interim Rector
bhoneychurch@churchofoursaviour.org

The Rev. Thomas Ni (Mandarin & English)
thomasni@yahoo.com

 

Filipino Ministries

Parish of the Holy Trinity & St. Benedict | 412 N. Garfield Ave. Alhambra, CA 91807
Phone: 626.282.9118
htsbparish@live.com

Sunday Services: 11 am English

Clergy:
The Rev. Brent B. Quines
brentsbp@yahoo.com

St. John’s Church/ Holy Child Church (Episcopal/Phillipine Independent Church)
1537 Neptune Avenue Wilmington, CA 90744
Phone: 310.835.7870

Sunday Services: 10 am English

Clergy:
The Rev. Greg G. Bayaca
grbaya@aol.com

Japanese Ministries

St. Mary’s Church | 961 South Mariposa Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90006
www.stmarys-la.org
Phone: 213.387.1334
office@stmarys-la.org

Sunday Services: 7:30 am English / 9:45 am English / 11:45 am Spanish

Clergy:

The Rev. Anna Olson
ao90004@gmail.com

 

Christ Church | 408 S. Broadway Ave. Redondo Beach, CA  90277
www.christchurchrb.org
Phone: 310.540.1722

Clergy:

The Rev. Nicholas Griffith

The Rev. Joshua Lee

Korean Ministries

Cathedral Center / Congregation of St. Athanasius | 

840 Echo Park Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone: 213 482 2040 X202
ykim@ladiocese.org

Sunday Services: 12:30 am Korean

Clergy:

The Rev. Frank Alton
falton@ladiocese.org

The Rev. Yein Kim
ykim@ladiocese.org

St. James’ Church |  3903 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: 213.388.3417

Sunday Services: 10:30 am Korean  (Wednesday 7:45pm Eucharist Korean)

Clergy:

The Rev. Dr. Kate Cress, Rector
kcress@sbjla.org

The Rev. John Kim
kaemc@yahoo.com

The Rev. Aidan Koh, chaplain St. James School 
Aidanyoungkoh@msn.com

Program Group on Latinx Ministries

The Program Group on Hispanic Ministries provides opportunities for continued education and empowerment of Latinos to serve in Church leadership capacities.

Current initiatives include Instituto de Liderazgo (Leadership Institute) and the quarterly Encuentro Latino de Oraccion y Alabanza (Encounter in Prayer and Praise). A newsletter, Nuestras Voces (Our Voices), is published throughout the year.

The Program Group also seeks to welcome parishioners to attend Spanish-language liturgies provided by more than 25 local congregatons.

Hispanic ministry first began in the Diocese of Los Angeles with outreach to immigrants during the 1940s. At the time, Holy Family Church in North Hollywood became the first Hispanic congregation. Next, the Church of the Epiphany in East Los Angeles began Spanish-language services in the 1960s and became active in the Chicano civil rights movement. In 1983, under Bishop Robert Rusack, the first five-year plan for Hispanic Ministry development was implemented, leading to the addition of new congregations, programs and opportunities.

A directory of congregations offering services in Spanish is here.


Contacts

Carlos Ruvalcaba, chair
Member, St. Mark’s, Van Nuys
ruluceca@hotmail.com

The Rt. Rev. Diane Jardine Bruce
Bishop Suffragan (overseeing diocesan multicultural ministries)
The Cathedral Center of St. Paul
840 Echo Park Avenue
Los Angeles 90026
213.482.2040
dbruce@ladiocese.org

Instituto de Liderazgo www.liderazgoepiscopal.com/

Native American Ministries

Los Angeles is home to more than 250,000 Native Americans according to the last U.S. Census.  This makes Los Angeles the largest population of Native Americans in all the United States and shifts our understanding of Native Americans living on “Reservations.”

But how do we understand our relationship with Native people without knowing more about the rich foundational history and tradition of the Los Angeles area? These and other questions are engaged regularly through the diocesan Program Group on Native American Ministry Development and related ministries featured on these pages.

Among them are the people of the land whose ancestors have been here for hundreds of years. They include the Tongva, Chumash, Tataviam, and Acjachemem.  Read more about them here.

NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN’S TALKING CIRCLE
First Women, First Tuesday, Gather at the Fire ~ Native American Women throughout the diocese come together on the 1st Tuesday of every month in a traditional Talking Circle under the arbor on the roof of the Retreat Center and around a fire.

Our mission engages and empowers women as leaders and active members of the community.  Biannually the women encounter each other on retreat engaging with specific issues and needs as Native American women These retreats are held in partnership with AICC and Native Ministry.  One retreat a year is held at the Diocesan Retreat Center and the other at the Oaks on the Soboba Indian Reservation:

 http://www.theoaksatsoboba.com/

The Rev. Canon Mary Crist
mcristusa@gmail.com

 

South Asian Ministries

A growing segment of the Southern California population has cultural roots in South Asia, the region including the nations of Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives. Opportunities for new ministry are present within the six-county Diocese of Los Angeles, which is well served by the ministries of Bishop Samuel Azariah, retired moderator of the Church of Pakistan now serving at St. Peter’s, Rialto, and his spouse, the Rev. Khushnud Azariah, rector of St. George’s, Riverside.

An article on Bishop Azariah’s ministry is here: http://episcopalnews.ladiocese.org/dfc/newsdetail_2/3193072

 

Vietnamese Ministries

St. Anselm of Canterbury Church |  13091 Galway St.  Garden Grove 92844
Phone: 714.537.0604
stanselmgg@aol.com

Sunday Services: 11:15 am Vietnamese
(9 am-10 am Adult Christian education Vietnamese)

Clergy:
The Rev. Jeffrey Clawson

The Rev. Minh Hanh Nguyen
revminhhanh@yahoo.com