Welcome to the Annual
Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast

The purpose of the Catholic Prayer Breakfast is to bring Catholics from throughout the archdiocese together in community to pray and celebrate our Catholic faith, as well as to provide an edifying keynote speech.



Save the Date

17th Annual Los Angeles
Catholic Prayer Breakfast

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels



Guest Speaker:
Curtis Martin,
Founder and CEO - FOCUS


2021
Guest Speaker - Father Greg Boyle, Homeboy Industries



A native Angeleno and Jesuit priest, from 1986 to 1992 Father Boyle served as pastor of Dolores Mission Church in Boyle Heights, then the poorest Catholic parish in Los Angeles that also had the highest concentration of gang activity in the city.

Father Boylewitnessed the devastating impact of gang violence on his community during the so-called ?decade of death? that began in the late 1980s and peaked at 1,000 gang-related killings in 1992. In the face of law enforcement tactics and criminal justice policies of suppression and mass incarceration as themeans to end gang violence, he and parish and community members adopted what was a radical approach at the time: treat gang members as human beings.

In 1988 they started what would eventually become Homeboy Industries, which employs and trains former gang members in a range of social enterprises, as well as provides critical services to thousands of men and women who walk through its doors every year seeking a better life.

Father Boyle is the author of the 2010 New York Times-bestseller Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. His new book, Barking to theChoir: The Power of Radical Kinship, was published in 2017.

He has received theCalifornia Peace Prize and been inducted into the California Hall of Fame. In 2014, President Obama named Father Boyle a Champion of Change. He received the University of Notre Dame?s 2017 LaetareMedal, the oldest honor given to American Catholics. Currently, he serves as a committeemember of California Governor Gavin Newsom?s Economic and Job Recovery Task Force as a response to COVID-19.



2019
Guest Speaker - Mike Scioscia



Mike Scioscia made his Major League debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1980 with his last MLB appearance in 1992. He was selected for two All Star Games and won two World Series rings during his on-field career.

After his playing career, Mike spent time managing for the Dodgers minor league system before joining the Angel's in 1999. He is the Angel's all-time managerial leader in wins, games managed, division titles, and is the only Angel's manager to date to win a World Series Championship in 2002. While with the Angels', Mike arranged to have mass celebrated in Angel Stadium on Sunday game days, which was open to all players on both sides...yes, even the Yankee and Boston players!



2018
Guest Speaker - Bishop Robert E. Barron


Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He is also the host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary about the Catholic Faith, which aired on PBS.

Bishop Barron is a #1 Amazon bestselling author and has published numerous books, essays, and articles on theology and the spiritual life. He is a religion correspondent for NBC and has also appeared on FOX NewsCNN, and EWTN.

Bishop Barron's website, WordOnFire.org, reaches millions of people each year, and he is one of the world's most followed Catholics on social media. His regular YouTube videos have been viewed over 30 million times and he has over 1.5 million followers on Facebook.




The Los Angeles Catholic Prayer breakfast has had a who’s who list of fabulous speakers:

2005 Fr. Bob Spitzer
2006 Archbishop Niederauer
2007 Archbishop Wuerl
2008 Cardinal Leveda
2009 Carl Anderson, Knights of Columbus
2010 Cardinal Dolan
2011 Carolyn Woo
2012 Archbishop Chaput
2013 Matthew Kelly
2014 Sister Regina Marie Gorman O.C.D.
2015 Coach Lou Holtz
2016 Daniel Cardinal DiNardo
2017 Dr. Scott Hahn
2018 Bishop Robert E. Barron
2019 Mike Scioscia
2021 Father Greg Boyle