St. Vitus, est. 2018
On June 25, 2018, Archbishop José Gomez dedicated St. Vitus Catholic Church as a personal parish of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Why "St. Vitus"? Watch a short clip from our pastor, Fr. James Fryar, here at left.
With the Mass of the Ages - and Our Lord - as the wellspring of parish life, St. Vitus has a flourishing sacred music program, religious education (RCIA) for those interested in being received into the Catholic Church, special devotions (e.g., 24-hour adoration of the Blessed Sacrament), "Family Sunday" activities, "Going Deeper" spiritual talks, a Rosary Group for Moms, an active Young Adult group, altar server training, Vespers every Sunday, and more.
In Los Angeles, the Fraternity did not have their own church until 2018, but Mass attendance over the past year doubled from 250 per Sunday to 500. The parish’s pastor, Fr. James Fryar, commented for the fraternity’s website that, after his parish added a fourth Mass on Sunday, “another 200 people came.”
What is the Traditional Latin Mass?
The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter was established in 1988 by Pope St. John Paul II. It has apostolates around the world, including over 50 in North America.
The Traditional Latin Mass has been called the "Mass of the Ages" and the "Extraordinary Form" of the Roman Rite). Join us to discover this, "the most beautiful thing this side of Heaven"!