St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church

712 No. Grand Ave
Los Angeles CA  90012

Phone: (213) 628-2938

St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church

At the turn into the 20th century two major groups of the Croatian immigrants began to settle in Southern California. Among the first to arrive were Croatians from Dalmatia. The Pacific ocean was a perfect match for the Adriatic Sea they left behind. So, many of them chose to settle in San Pedro where they soon became an integral part of the local fishing and ship building industry. Ecclesially the majority of them have become affiliated with a local Catholic parish, Mary Star of the Sea.

The other group arrived from Hercegovina and from the continental Croatia. They settled at the heart of Los Angeles. Having been involved in the heavy construction industry, they greatly contributed to the Los Angeles area impressive growth.

The Exodus continued throughout the 20th century. Three large waves of the Croatian immigrants kept inundating the greater Los Angeles area, where most of them settled down. These immigrants were motivated to leave both for economic and political reasons. They were arriving in between the two world wars, after World War II and just recently during the Croatian war for independence.

In order to advance their ecclesial adaptation, in 1910 the Croatian national parish was formed and the present church building built under the leadership of Fr. Anthony Žuvić.. In 1934 a parish hall was erected, and it served its multi-purpose design well over the years. The magnificent new parish center replaced the old parish hall in 1996. The present rectory was constructed in 1967.




Rev. Fr. Zvonimir Ćorić Administrator



St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Parish is a community of faith and love, graced with a revered ethnic heritage.
We share our Catholic faith with other parish communities that constitute the larger local Church of Los Angeles. With them we are devoted to a c

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Founded: December 10, 1910
Parking: Street, Parking Lot

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13th (2019) Annual Croatian Cultural Extravaganza

13th (2019) Annual Croatian Cultural Extravaganza
07:00 pm - 02/15/2019

At St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church

13th (2019) Annual Croatian Cultural Extravaganza Sponsored by St Anthony's Kolo Club "CROATIA" and Croatian Children's School Weekend Events Schedule: Friday-...

Battle for Vukovar - Mass, Luncheon and Film Screening

Battle for Vukovar - Mass, Luncheon and Film Screening
10:30 am - 03/11/2018

At St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church

Bitka za Vukovar - Kako smo branili grad i Hrvatsku Battle for Vukovar - How we defended our city and Croatia Presented by Damir Plavsic and Damir Markus (veterans...

12th Annual Croatian Cultural Extravaganza

12th Annual Croatian Cultural Extravaganza
07:00 pm - 02/09/2018

At St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church

12th Annual Croatian Cultural Extravaganza Sponsored by St Anthony's Kolo Club "CROATIA" and Croatian Children's School Weekend Events Schedule: Friday- February...

Sv. Vlaho/St. Blaise Dinner/Dance - Los Angeles 2018

Sv. Vlaho/St. Blaise Dinner/Dance - Los Angeles 2018
06:00 pm - 02/03/2018

At St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church

Sv. Vlaho Committee of Southern California Presents Traditional Celebration of SV.VLAHO – ST.BLAISE Patron Saint of City of Dubrovnik Celebrating our 27th Annual...

UFC 220 Watch Party - Miocic vs Ngannou

UFC 220 Watch Party - Miocic vs Ngannou
07:00 pm - 01/20/2018

At St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church

Join us on Saturday, January 20th for a UFC watch party in Downtown Los Angeles at St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church as Croatian-American UFC fighter, Stipe Miocic,...

New Years Eve Celebration

New Years Eve Celebration
07:00 pm - 12/31/2017

At St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church

New Years Eve Celebration Sponsored by the St Anthony's Croatian Church Organizations in Los Angeles Sunday December 31, 2017 7:00pm Cocktails 8:00PM Dinner Featuring...

Church Decorating

Church Decorating
11:00 am - 12/17/2017

At St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church

Please join the Parish Council this Sunday, December 17th after 10:30am Mass in preparing our beautiful Sv. Ante Church for Christmas! Thank you in advance for...

Christmas Program and Luncheon

Christmas Program and Luncheon
10:30 am - 12/10/2017

At St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church

Join the St Anthony's Croatian Children's School and Kolo "Croatia" for their Annual Christmas Program and Luncheon on: Sunday, December 10, 2017 following 10:30am...

Croatia vs Greece Watch Party, Final Qualifier!

Croatia vs Greece Watch Party, Final Qualifier!
11:45 am - 11/12/2017

At St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church

Join us Sunday, November 12th for a soccer watch party in Downtown Los Angeles at St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church as Croatia takes on Greece in the final qualifying...

Cevapcici Lunch Fundraiser for CCS & Kolo Trip to Croatia

Cevapcici Lunch Fundraiser for CCS & Kolo Trip to Croatia
11:30 am - 10/29/2017

At St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church

St. Anthony's Kolo Club "CROATIA and Croatian Children's School will be attending the CFU Junior Festival and Dakovacki Vezovi Festival in Croatia, Summer 2018....

68th Annual Festival, Saturday, June 17, 2017

68th Annual Festival, Saturday, June 17, 2017
11:00 am - 06/17/2017

At St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church

ST. ANTHONY Croatian Catholic Chruch Annual Picnic/Festival on SATURDAY, June 17, 2017 714 Alpine St & 712 No Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012 St Anthony's Croatian...

Baking Cookies/Strudel for the St Anthony Croatian Parish Picnic

Baking Cookies/Strudel for the St Anthony Croatian Parish Picnic
06:00 am - 06/03/2017

At St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church

Come and help bake cookies and apple strudel for the annual St Anthony's Picnic. The ladies will be baking on Monday May 29, 2017 and Saturday June 3, 2017. All...

Baking Cookies/Strudel for the St Anthony Croatian Parish Picnic

Baking Cookies/Strudel for the St Anthony Croatian Parish Picnic
06:00 am - 05/29/2017

At St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church

Come and help bake cookies and apple strudel for the annual St Anthony's Picnic. The ladies will be baking on Monday May 29, 2017 and Saturday June 3, 2017. All...

Croatia vs Mexico Pre and Post Game Party

Croatia vs Mexico Pre and Post Game Party
10:00 am - 05/27/2017

At St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church

Join us Saturday, May 27 for a Croatian PRE-GAME party in Downtown Los Angeles! Doors open bright and early (10am) at St Anthony’s Croatian Catholic Church Hall...

Mother's Day Luncheon and Concert

Mother's Day Luncheon and Concert
10:30 am - 05/14/2017

At St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church

Spnsored by St Anthony's Kolo Club "Croatia" and Croatian Children's School Join us for a lovely Mother's Day Mass, Luncheon and Concert Sunday, May 14, 2017 For...

Nisam se bojao umrijeti, a film by Jakov Sedlar

Nisam se bojao umrijeti, a film by Jakov Sedlar
11:30 am - 04/30/2017

At St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church

Admission $20 (Includes a copy of the DVD of this featured film) Doors Open at 11:30am /Screeneing at 12:00pm Screening of the new film by Director Jakov Sedlar "Nisam...

Parish Council Elections

Parish Council Elections
08:30 am - 03/26/2017

At St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church

Elections for Parish Council will be on Sunday March 26, 2017. Anyone interested in participating on the Council is welcome to submit their names to Father Zvonimir...

St. Anthony Picnic Organizational Meeting

St. Anthony Picnic Organizational Meeting
12:30 pm - 03/12/2017

At St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church

If you want to get involved NOW IS YOUR CHANCE! WE NEED YOUR HELP! ORGANIZERS, GROUP LEADERS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! On Sunday, March 12, 2017 following 10:30 AM...

11th Annual Croatian Cultural Extravaganza

11th Annual Croatian Cultural Extravaganza
07:00 pm - 02/10/2017

At St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church

St Anthony's Kolo Club “Croatia” is proud to present "Poštujmo prošlost, saćuvajmo budućnost" “Honoring our past, preserving our future” The...

26th Annual Sv. Vlaho - St. Blaise Gala Dinner Party

26th Annual Sv. Vlaho - St. Blaise Gala Dinner Party
06:00 pm - 02/04/2017

At St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church

Sv. Vlaho Committee of Southern California PresentsTraditional Celebration of SV.VLAHO – ST.BLAISE Patron Saint of City of Dubrovnik Celebrating our 26th Annual...

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