St. Bernard Parish
2500 West Ave. 33
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Phone: (323) 255-6142
Fax: (323) 255-2351
Monday-Friday, 8:30am-12:00, 1:00pm-7:30pm
In April, 1924, the Archbishop of Los Angeles John J. Cantwell (1874-1947) established a new parish in Glassell Park and placed it under patronage of St. Bernard. The area which formerly was part of Divine Savior Parish roughly encircled a triangular section bounded by York Boulevard, Division Street and San Fernando Road.
The Catholic participation was largely made up of families of Italian descent. The first Masses were celebrated in the residence of the Pastor Rev. Morris Hurnett, at 2627 W. Ave. 31, and later at the larger homes of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McMullen and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Probst until the completion of the new church.
On Oct. 18, 1925, the new church, at Avenue 33 and Verdugo Road, was dedicated by Archbishop Cantwell. Rev. John Powers was the pastor. This building was later converted to a parish hall when our present church was constructed in 1967.