Monsignor Gabriel Gonzales has been named as the new pastor for St. Anastasia Catholic School and Church in Playa del Rey.

Gonzales, known to the church community as Father Gabe, replaces the retiring Father Tom King, who served at St. Anastasia for eight years.

Gonzales is a native of Culver City and has presided at Sacred Heart parish in Los Angeles as well as served as the vicar for the clergy office since 2003.

He has lived in Southern California his entire life and says he is looking forward to beginning his service at St. Anastasia.

“I feel so blessed to be called to the priesthood and so grateful that I have been welcomed by this wonderful community,” he said. “I am looking forward to working together with my new parishioners.”

St. Anastasia Church is at 7390 W. Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey. Weekend mass schedules are Saturday at 5:30 p.m., and Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, and 7:30 p.m.

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