The considerable growth of North Park following World War I created a need for an additional Catholic parish. The diocese appointed Father Gregory Ashe to the new St. Patrick's Parish in 1921. A parish hall and rectory were completed the following year. On February 5, 1922, the first Mass was held in the Parish Hall. The Hall housed services until St. Patrick's Church was completed in 1929. At the time, it was considered one of the most beautiful churches in Southern California.
St. Patrick's School was established in 1944 and has since been providing a quality Catholic education for its students. The school is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association and The Western Association of Schools and Colleges. St. Patrick's School provides a quality Catholic elementary education for all students entrusted to our care, developing every aspect of the child: mind, body, and spirit. We support parents as primary educators of their children. We are called to spread the Gospel message of love, unity and reconciliation. Essential to our mission is building a relationship with Jesus and one another. St. Patrick's School is a vital part of our parish community and is enriched by the presence and ministry of the Augustinian Order. Their values of truth, community, and love guide us in the fulfillment of our mission.