In 1924, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church was officially established as a parish of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles with about twenty registered families. In the Golden Jubulee year of 1974, the parish had 320 registered families in permanent residence. In 1976 the Diocese of Orange was officially established as independent from Los Angeles. Today, the parish has about 1600 registered families.
This Catholic parish is on the Balboa Peninsula. Marriage preparation classes must be attended prior to the expected wedding date.