Father Jesús Vela, O.F.M., Cap. died Friday, May 25, 2018. Father Vela served the Archdiocese of Los Angeles from 1998 until his death. He entered the Capuchin Order in 1991, and was ordained in 1998. Father Vela served as associate pastor at several parishes, and pastor at St. Lawrence of Brindisi in Los Angeles. He was also a Chaplain for the LA Police Department, and was the vocation director at San Lorenzo Friary.