St. Ambrose Catholic Church West Hollywood is Celebrating 100 Years

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St. Ambrose Church West Hollywood - Photo by JL for WEHO TIMES

St. Ambrose Catholic Church, located at 1281 North Fairfax Avenue, is celebrating 100 years with a “Centennial Festival – 1922 – 2022”, on Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The celebration will focus on creativity, generosity, friendship, community, and fellowship. There will be food, games, a wine and beer garden, raffle prizes, live music, live magician, a bouncy house for kids, and the highlight of the evening will be a dog costume contest for a chance to win one month’s supply of JustFoodForDogs® dog food and treats. The little ones will play fun interactive games to keep them active and entertained. General admission is free.

Trefethen Chardonnay, Vino Robles Cabernet Sauvignon, 805 and Orange Hafeweizen beer will be available in their private patio with the groove of the “Dynamic Duo”, one price covers an open bar with moderation of course at a modest price.

To purchase to tickets to enter the dog contest and the beer and wine garden, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-ambrose-centennial-festival-tickets-385147986997.

St. Ambrose Catholic Church West Hollywood was organized by Fr. Thomas N. O’Toole in 1922, and held its first services at the former Granada Theatre near Sunset and Gardner Street on November 26. Work on a permanent church, designed by architect Ross Montgomery, began in 1923, with the first services held on Easter Sunday, April 20, 1924. It was dedicated by Archbishop John Joseph Cantwell on May 18, 1924.

The growing congregation acquired the adjacent land in 1929, on which it opened a parochial school in 1935, a convent in 1937, and a rectory in 1949. Construction on the current church began in 1950, and Archbishop James Francis McIntyre presided over the dedication of the current church on May 20, 1951. As a child, Roger Wagner (1914-1992) was an organist in this church.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Are children allowed?

Children are welcome , everyone must be 21 and over to be in the Wine and Beer Garden.

Are tickets refundable?

No, but you can resell your tickets.

Are pets allowed?

Yes, they are welcome .

Where can I park?

Parking @ 1300 North Crescent Heights Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90046

$10 All day with free shuttle between event and parking.

If you plan on attending and drinking, please make sure to arrange for a safe way to get home.

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