Denver Newsroom, May 26, 2021 / 19:03 pm
Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles have been celebrating Masses this month for hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children housed in large temporary shelters.
Beginning on May 9, priests have offered private weekend Masses for migrant children at the Long Beach Convention Center and Pomona Fairplex, after the archdiocese secured permission from the federal government, Angelus News reported.
“My heart breaks for what these children have been through, and I want to help them any way I can. Many [of the youth] have been through difficult times,” Los Angeles auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell told Angelus News.
Archbishop Jose Gomez is scheduled to celebrate Mass at the Long Beach shelter on Sunday, May 30.