Archbishop Jose H. Gomez to lead the 5th Annual Grand Marian Procession to Celebrate Los Angeles' 234th Birthday

Aug 07, 2015, 12:42 ET from The Queen of Angels Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, August 29, 2015, Most Reverend Archbishop Jose H. Gomez and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, in conjunction with the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the Queen of Angels Foundation, and the Iglesia de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles (the Our Lady Queen of Angels Church "La Placita"), will host the 5th Annual Grand Marian Procession, Votive Mass, and Feast of the principal Patroness of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles – Our Lady of the Angels (Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles).

The public is invited to join the festivities on Saturday, August 29, 2015 starting with a Votive Mass at 3:00 p.m., at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, celebrated by Archbishop Gomez; followed by the Grand Marian Procession at 4:30 p.m. to the Our Lady Queen of Angels Church "La Placita" in Olvera Street for a benediction at 5:30 p.m.

Archbishop Gomez calls on the entire Catholic community and all those who venerate Mary to come together and honor the Patroness of Los Angeles, invoking her protection and guidance for this City we all love so much – renewing a tradition dating back to the moment of the city's founding in 1781, and continued faithfully for a century thereafter. 

"The City of Los Angeles was named after the Virgin Mary, Our Lady Queen of Angels, so that our city would always be under her protection and would bask in her love and mercy," said Archbishop Jose H. Gomez. "This beautiful procession is a celebration of the deep faith, rich culture and vibrant diversity of our great city of angels."

Banners, flags, color guards and bagpipers will highlight the processional parade which starts at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and will end at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church "La Placita" with the benediction. The event organizer, Los Angeles business litigation lawyer and founder of the Queen of Angels Foundation, Mark Anchor Albert, stated: "On behalf of the Queen of Angels Foundation, I'd like to thank Archbishop Gomez for his continued support of the procession. It's an honor to see the Los Angeles Catholic community come together every year to pray to The Blessed Mother and the Queen of Angels."

Participants in the Procession include members of the Knights of Columbus, the Knights of Peter Claver, the Order of Malta, the Order of St. Lazarus, the Order of St. Gregory, the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher – together with a multitude of Catholic faithful, and members of several religious orders.

There is no charge for admission. Paid and street parking are available, and seating is available on a first come, first served basis. For more information, or to make a contribution, visit:  http://www.thequeenofangels.com

Event Timetable:
3:00 PM – Votive Mass at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral
4:30 PM – Grand Marian Procession through downtown Los Angeles, departing from Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, and arriving at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church "La Placita"
5:00 PM – Grand Marian Procession arrives at the Our Lady Queen of Angels Church "La Placita"
5:30 PM – Benediction at the Our Lady Queen of Angels Church "La Placita"

Contact: Adriana Martinez, 323-785-5514, adriana@arenasgroup.com

SOURCE The Queen of Angels Foundation



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