Los Angeles, Calif., Sep 12, 2018 / 08:01 am
With nearly five million Catholics, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is not only the largest diocese in the United States, it is also one of the most diverse, with people from about 70 different countries and every continent, and Masses said in 42 languages.
To celebrate this diversity, the archdiocese for the past 14 years has held a Mass to honor the nearly 40 ethnicities that are represented among its people.
This year, the Mass will be held Sept. 15, the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.
The theme for this year's Mass is "Do Not Be Afraid of Holiness." Catholics of all ethnicities are invited to join the Mass in traditional ethnic wear.