About Our Parish

ST. JOHN’S   … a parish history … 

Inglewood’s first Catholic family, that of Antonio Yanacio Avila, moved to this area in 1826 and built a ranch home near the springs in what is now Centinela Park. However, organized Catholic life in the community did not begin nearly a century later… See More 

About the Priests


untitledFather Anthony Garcias is a cradle Catholic and native Angeleno with family roots stretching out to China, Macau, Hong Kong, Peru, Ecuador, and Spain.

He grew up in Westchester and graduated from St. Jerome School and St. Bernard High School. He completed a double-major in Philosophy and Latin at UCLA and has earned three master’s degrees: one in Philosophy and another in Theology from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, and one in Divinity from St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo.

Before entering St. John, he was a religious Brother in the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) for seven years. During his years of priestly formation, Father Garcias has had the opportunity to live and work in Oakland and San Francisco, Las Vegas, Washington DC, Seattle, Lincoln, and Baltimore. In 2014, he visited Tanzania in East Africa as a Global Fellow with Catholic Relief Services.

He was ordained a deacon by Archbishop Gomez on August 15, 2015 and received his Ordination to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on June 4, 2016. His first assignment as a priest is here at St. John Chrysostom where he began on July 1, 2016.


Rev. Padre Javier Altuna, S.J. Pastor Asociado
Rev. Father Javier Altuna, S.J.
Associate Pastor


Rev. Señor Roberto L. Vasquez Diacono Permanente
Rev. Mr. Roberto L. Vasquez
 Permanent Deacon



Parish Staff

Yanet Velazquez        Ext. 118
Carmen Romo           Ext. 119
Noemi Baron             Ext. 120
Joshua Beckett          Ext. 110
Miguel Tornes           Ext. 110
Diego De la Torre     Ext. 110
Cristian Ruiz             Ext. 110