Los Angeles, Calif., Aug 18, 2016 / 19:10 pm
Later this month, a Marian Procession and Votive Mass will help celebrate the 235th anniversary of the city of Los Angeles, California – which was named after Mary, Queen of Angels.
The August 27 festivities, hosted by the Queen of Angels Foundation, will be open to the public. A Votive Mass will be held at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. At 4:15 p.m., a Grand Marian Procession to the Our Lady Queen of Angels Church "La Placita" in Olvera Street will take place, concluding with a blessing at 5:15 p.m.
Leading the 6th Annual Grand Marian Procession will be Bishop Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop for the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region. He will also celebrate the Votive Mass.
"It is an honor to be able to participate in this celebration of the history of the City of Los Angeles and the Catholic heritage that remains as important to all of us today as it was to our ancestors," the bishop said.