Name of Church St. Gregory Armenian Catholic Church

Address 1510 E. Mountain Street, Glendale, CA 91207

Phone number (818) 243-8400

Mass times Sundays, 9:30 a.m. (English), 11 a.m. High Mass (Armenian), 1 p.m. (Arabic and English, 2nd Sunday of the month). There is also a 2 p.m. Mass at the church’s Glendora mission, 241 South Valley Center Ave., on the last Sunday of the month. There is an Armenian parish in downtown Los Angeles as well, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs. Parts of the Mass are like the Latin rite Mass, however, the priest faces the altar, vestments are bulkier and more ornate and Armenian hymns are sung.

Confessions Call for appointment.

Names of priests Bishop Mikael Mouradian, acting pastor. He was born in Lebanon, ordained a priest in Paris in 1987 and ordained a bishop in 2011. He oversees eight parishes, three missions and four schools in the eparchy. Listen to him preach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ZlwQyeDmM.

Special groups/activities Armenia Catholic Youth Group of Los Angeles, young adult group, family Bingo nights

Music The high Mass is sung.

School No, but there are religious education classes for children and adults.

Fellow parishioners Its 2,500 families are from the Middle East, or 1st or 2nd generation from the Middle East, including countries such as Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Iran, as well as Turkey and Armenia. There are 60,000 Armenian Catholics in the United States and Canada.

Parking There is parking behind the church and across the street from the church.

Additional observations St. Gregory’s is an Armenian Catholic Church, in union with Rome, and is the Episcopal seat of the Eparchy (diocese) of Our Lady of Nareg, which encompasses all of the United States and Canada. St. Gregory was built as a parish church in 2000, and in 2013, was raised to cathedral status when the bishop moved his Episcopal seat from New York to Glendale.