Funds we Own - Religious
Archbishop José H. Gomez Fund for the Benefit of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Archbishop José H. Gomez came to Los Angeles in 2010 by way of San Antonio, Texas, and Denver, Colorado. A native of Monterrey, Mexico, Archbishop Gomez has been a voice of compassion and reason on moral and spiritual issues in American public life and culture. This fund will ensure the future of the Archdiocese by providing funds for ADLA-approved programs and projects that are aligned with the Archbishop’s vision.
Brother Hilarion O’Connor, O.S.F., Fund for the Benefit of Sacred Art at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
Brother Hilarion O’Connor, an Irish-born Franciscan brother, is the Director of Operations for the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, a role that first meant pulling a team together to construct the Cathedral campus. Today, Brother is involved in all aspects of what it takes to create the sacred space that is the heart of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. His work encompasses everything from maintaining the beauty of the gardens and buildings to art acquisitions and exhibits.
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony Fund for Special Liturgical Celebrations at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels serves more than 5 million Catholics and is where the Archbishop celebrates the major liturgies of the year. Holidays, sacraments, memorials, special events, and more are marked at the Cathedral with rich celebrations that attract new parishioners and friends to our Catholic faith. This fund honors Cardinal Mahony’s 26 years of service to the Archdiocese and ensures that the Cathedral remains a relevant place for all to rejoice in the Word of God.
Cathedral Music Fund
The aim of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels’ music ministry, under founding Music Director Frank Brownstead, was to develop a sacred music program that encompasses the beautiful traditions of the Church and the multiple cultural traditions of the Archdiocese. This fund provides for new and ongoing musical programs at the Cathedral, multiple choirs, public performances, musical liturgies, and care for the pipe organ.
Dick and Rita Closson Fund
Including the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in a will or trust is a simple yet often overlooked way to support our Church. The Dick and Rita Closson Fund aims to educate the Catholic community on the impact that estate planning has on the mission of our Church through seminars presented throughout the Archdiocese. The endowment supports this and other efforts of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Planned Giving Office.
House of Prayer for Priests Education Fund in Honor of Fr. John McAnulty, S.J.
In honor of Fr. John McAnulty, who founded the House of Prayer for Priests in 1975 and served as its director for 25 years, this fund provides for the continuing education and spiritual formation of priests in the Los Angeles region through books, materials, and supplies; retreats; seminars; and other opportunities to inspire and build vocations.
House of Prayer for Priests Maintenance Fund in Honor of Cardinal Roger M. Mahony
One of just a handful of like centers across the United States, the House of Prayer for Priests in Los Angeles is an essential part of the Archdiocese. The retreat center provides educational and spiritual opportunities for local and visiting priests to deepen their connection to their faith and the communities they serve. This fund provides for the care and maintenance of the physical structures and landscapes of HOPP.
Monsignor Francis J. Weber Fund for the Benefit of the Archival Center at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
The Archival Center at the San Fernando Mission serves as a museum, library, and research center. Its purpose is to collect and preserve documents and other records associated with California’s Catholic heritage. The Monsignor Francis J. Weber Fund, in honor of the longtime scholar, author, and archivist, exclusively benefits the Archival Center so it may continue to offer the public a rich display of art, relics, historical documents, and exhibits on important figures and moments in diocesan history.
Pastors Endowment Fund
This is a permanent endowment campaign led by the pastor of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to provide for the long-term care and upgrades of the Cathedral. The location in the heart of the civic and arts center of Los Angeles includes a campus of buildings constructed to last 500 years. The fund was initiated by the Cathedral’s first pastor, Msgr. Kevin Kostelnik.
Sister Mary Jean Meier Fund for the Benefit of the Greatest Needs of the House of Prayer for Priests
The Sister Mary Jean Meier Fund exclusively benefits the Cardinal Timothy Manning House of Prayer for Priests. Located near Los Angeles’ Griffith Park, the HOPP retreat center is a much-needed sanctuary for local and visiting priests to rest, reflect, and gather. Sister Mary Jean Meier, R.S.M., was a tireless advocate for Catholic education, fundraising, and religious life. This fund in her honor continues her legacy.