Our Lady of Solitude

Mass Times

  • Monday - Friday: 7:30am
  • Thursday: 7:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am, 6:00pm (Vigil)
  • Sunday (English): 11:00am
  • Sunday (Spanish): 7:00am, 9:00am, 1:00pm, 7:00pm
  • First Friday of every Month: 7:00pm
  • Holy Days of Obligation: As announced

Confession Times

  • Thursday: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Saturday: 5:30pm - 6:00pm

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About Our Parish

In the late 1920's a great influx of priests and sisters traveled across the border from Mexico to escape fierce persecution in their homeland.  One hundred and three priests from this migration dedicated themselves to serving the Hispanic communities within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Our Lady of Solitude Church ("La Soledad"), was founded by Msgr. Michael G. Sheahan in 1925. As the third church constructed for the Spanish-speaking people of what we now call East Los Angeles, La Soledad first opened its doors on Christmas Eve in 1925. Worshipers came up the steps, not summoned by the bells, but by word of mouth.  

A few benches had been carried in for the occasion. Thus began a new parish for the people who had belonged to Our Lady of Guadalupe [Hammel], less than a mile away. From 1931 to 2000, La Soledad came under the guidance of the Claretian Missionaries, who had formerly served at Santa Isabel Parish. Both La Soledad and Santa Isabel are currently run by the Misioneros Servidores de la Palabra, a family of consecrated men and women founded by the Reverend Father Luigi Butera Vull.

Their mission is to evangelize to lay communities and teach them to serve through biblical studies.  Our Lady of Solitude offers a complete Religious Education Program and parishioners of all ages are encouraged to participate in the different parish groups to better serve the community.

We, the People of God of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, humbly accept our mission to continue the redemptive work of Jesus Christ.