Los Angeles, Calif., Aug 8, 2017 / 23:03 pm
More than 1,600 youth gathered at the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles this weekend for the third annual City of Saints conference, where local teenagers participated in workshops, the sacraments, and fellowship.
"City of Saints is a festival of hope," stated Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles.
"The faith of these young people – their love for Jesus, their desire to live their faith and share their faith – is a beautiful witness. And it is contagious," he continued.
The Aug.4-6 event was hosted by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and included workshops, praise and worship, and the opportunity to participate in Mass and confession. The youth were also encouraged to engage in the Liturgy of the Hours, Eucharistic procession, and facilitated group time.