Welcome to the 12th 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.



12th Annual
Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
555 W. Temple, Los Angeles, CA 90012
6:30 a.m. Rosary
7:00 a.m. Mass
7:45 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast & Program
Reservations Open
July 2016



2016
Guest Speaker - Daniel Cardinal DiNardo

Archbishop of Galveston-Houston

His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo is the metropolitan archbishop of Galveston-Houston and pastor to its 1.3 million Catholics (and over 4 million non-Catholics) and 440 priests in 146 parishes and 60 schools spread over 8,880 square miles. His seats are St. Mary Cathedral Basilica in Galveston and the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston. 

He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Pittsburgh on July 16, 1977 and served as parish pastor, seminary professor, spiritual director, and in the chancery. From 1984 to 1991, he worked in Rome as a staff member for the Congregation for Bishops, as director of Villa Stritch (the house for American clergy), and as adjunct professor at the Pontifical North American College. In 1991 he returned to Pittsburgh, serving as pastor to several parishes and again in the chancery.

He was appointed coadjutor bishop of Sioux City, Iowa and ordained there as a bishop in October 1997. As his Episcopal motto he adopted: Ave Crux Spes Unica, meaning, "Hail the Cross, Our Only Hope." He succeeded retiring Bishop Lawrence Donald Soens of Sioux City in November of 1998.

He was named coadjutor bishop (later coadjutor archbishop) of Galveston-Houston in January 2004 and succeeded Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza on February 28, 2006. On June 29, 2006, he received the pallium from Pope Benedict XVI. He was elevated to the College of Cardinals in November of 2007 at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. As a member of the Sacred College, he served as a Cardinal-Elector in the Papal Conclave of 2013, which saw the election of Pope Francis to the See of Peter. In November of the same year, he was elected by his brother bishops as the Vice-President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for a three-year term. He is a member of the Pontifical Council for Culture, the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, the Pontifical Council for the Economy, and is on the Board of Trustees of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.




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

2005 Fr. Bob SpitzerĀ  2011 Carolyn Woo
2006 Archbishop Niederauer 2012 Archbishop Chaput
2007 Archbishop Wuerl 2013 Matthew Kelly
2008 Cardinal Leveda 2014 Sister Regina Marie Gorman O.C.D.
2009 Carl Anderson, Knights of Columbus 2015 Coach Lou Holtz
2010 Cardinal Dolan


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