An Interview With a Priest on the Periphery at Holy Innocents Church
Fr. Peter Irving is a priest of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He has spent his priesthood far from the affluent parishes of South Pasadena, Santa Monica, and Woodland Hills, serving instead in poor, largely Hispanic parishes that were nearly defunct when he arrived. His most recent assignment is Holy Innocents in Long Beach.
Kevin: What is the place of beauty when it comes to the worship of God and how is that present at Holy Innocents, especially in light of being in a poor, Hispanic parish?
Fr. Irving: I almost want to answer this question by saying, “Beauty is everything!” But,