The following comes from an August 19 press release from the Los Angeles archdiocese,
On Saturday, September 14th the Los Angeles Archdiocese will celebrate the city’s 232nd birthday with a procession, Mass, and feast in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Angels, for whom the city is named: “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles”. The event, now in its third consecutive year, will bring together L.A.’s multicultural communities and is made possible by The Queen of Angels Foundation and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
Archbishop José Gomez calls on all Catholics to honor the patroness of Los Angeles, saying: “this beautiful celebration reminds us that our modern, secularized city – which plays such a big role in shaping opinions, fashions and culture – is dedicated to the angels and the Mother of Jesus, who is the Queen of all the Angels in heaven. We can never forget that Los Angeles – and all of California and the Americas – are built on a Christian foundation.”
Banners, flags, color guards and bagpipers will highlight the processional parade which starts at Our Lady Queen of Angels “La Placita” and ends at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels with a rosary and votive Mass led by Archbishop Gomez. The event organizer and chairman of the Queen of Angels Foundation, Mark Anchor Albert, stated: “this procession honors the Blessed Mother and revives the Los Angeles tradition which started with its founding in 1781 at La Placita, downtown’s oldest continuously operating Roman Catholic church.”
The 2013 procession brings together 55 different Southland cultural communities, along with their representatives and leaders such as: Consulate General Sylvia Fernández (Costa Rica), Consulate General Dr. Bern Fischer (Germany), Consulate General Szilerd Teleki (Hungary), Consulate General Johnny Ibrahim (Lebanon), Consulate General Victor Peña (Paraguay), Consulate General Maria De La Vega (Philippines), Consulate General Daniel Orszag (Slovak Republic), and Consulate General Enrique Molero (Spain), among others.
The public is invited to join the 2013 Grand Marian Procession on Saturday, September 14th, 2013 starting with blessings and invocations at 3:00pm, at Mission Nuestra Señora Reina de Los Angeles “La Placita.”
There is no charge for admission. Paid and street parking is available and seating is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, or to make a contribution, visit: https://www.
2:30 PM – Grand Marian Procession forms at La Placita, 535 N. Main Street, LA
3:00 PM – Blessings & Invocation
4:00 PM – Grand Marian Procession through Downtown L.A.
5:00 PM – Grand Marian Procession arrives at the Cathedral Plaza
5:15 PM – Holy Rosary inside the Cathedral (English & Spanish)
5:30 PM – Votive Mass in Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral
6:45 PM – Fiesta in Cathedral Plaza
About the Queen of Angels Foundation
The Queen of Angels Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, nonprofit religious corporation dedicated to fostering devotion to Our Lady of the Angels as the patroness and protector of the City, County and Archdiocese which bear her name. The City of Los Angeles was founded on September 4, 1781 in honor of the Blessed Virgin, Queen of Angels (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Angeles).
Event Contact Information:
Media: Ana Matonte
Phone: (323) 785-5507 (main); (818) 207-8671 (cell)
Procession Contact: Mark Anchor Albert, Chairman
Phone: (213) 687-2645 (main)
The Queen of Angels Foundation
This is wonderful…the Archbishop of Los Angeles, leading a Marian Procession, through La Placita!…Viva Jesu Christo Rey!…Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace and King of the Universe…
Consdering the abysmal level of basic literacy and lack of fact-checking in modern media, it’s not surprising that the full original Spanish name of the city of Los Angeles is usually given incorrectly, either truncated or mangled in some way. It’s diappointing, but not surprising I suppose, that the Archdiocese of LA staffer who wrote this “press release” is also affected by this lack of concern for historical accuracy; the article gives two different versions of the original Spanish name, both incorrect.
As a boy in grade school in the San Fernando Valley in the ’60s, I was required to memorize the full, correct, original Spanish name of the City of Angels, and have never forgotten it. To check myself, I consulted that inherently non-authoritative source of facts, Wikipedia, and was somewhat surprised to find that Wiki actually had the name correct-
“El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles del Río de Porciúncula”
Nota bene/for the record. Facts matter. Accuracy matters.
I’m wondering if the good Abp. Gomez will also @ any time in the future lead a procession of a different kind where he would be front & center, this time to be a PRO-LIFE procession, him leading, w/an assortment of other prelates, i.e., Bishops, Archbishops, a few Cardinals, many Priests and then all the Pro-life laypeople that could attend. Wouldn’t THAT be one for the books! And the procession would end @ some very well-known abortitorium (clinic) that HAS to be located somewhere very close to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, in downtown L.A. Or it might be in the Pico-Union district somewhere near downtown Westlake park. Then a public Rosary led by Abp. Gomez for the unborn. Talk about about inspirational, confrontational and catalytical, and all at once! But probably don’t hold your breath. Maybe a beginning by mentioning the possibility of such an event? Just floatin’ the idea. GOD BLESS ALL, MARKRITE
Perhaps the Procession you advocate should end in front of the Offices of some of the pro-abortion, pro-sodomite politicians he helps get elected and re-elected by his duplicity.
May God have mercy on America,
Viva Cristo Rey!
Kenneth M. Fisher
Well this is a good start.
Let us pray it ends even better.
Markrite: Would that not be inspiring! Pro-lifers are still regarded as kooks by the general public and often insulted with obscene gestures.
It would be a powerful statement and witness to see a few prelates participating in a pro-life pilgrimage to the site of the atrocities being
committed on a daily basis. In view of past experience, I fear we are engaging in wishful thinking!
Will “nativist” be included in this parade of cultures? Once again there will be no place for me as I am an “American”. I really hate this Politically Correct Los Angeles Catholic Church. It thrives on division.