On Sept. 16, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Downtown L.A. will welcome hundreds of Catholics from across the Archdiocese of Los Angeles — the largest and most diverse diocese in the nation — proudly representing nearly 40 different ethnic communities at the 13th annual Celebration of Cultures Mass.

Archbishop José H. Gomez will preside at the special Mass at 9:30 a.m., with several auxiliary bishops concelebrating. This year’s celebration is themed “Communion of Communities” and will highlight the 100th anniversary of the miraculous apparitions of Our Lady of Fátima, patroness of Portugal.

The introductory rite for the Mass will feature traditional Korean dance with dramatic drumming and rhythmic sounds. Seven languages will be spoken during the liturgy, and representatives of several of the ethnic communities in attendance will carry the altar cloths and offertory gifts during the Eucharistic celebration.

Full story at Angelus.