A crypt will be dedicated to the people who lost the battle during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Archbishop of Tijuana, Francisco Moreno Barrón. He announced that next Sunday, August 1, the first of three monthly masses will be held for the eternal rest of the people who died from Covid-19.
“They have already been registering with their name, with the date of birth and the date of the day they died. It will be the first of a triduum of masses, each month a very special, very solemn mass, to culminate on November 2 with a great celebration at the diocesan level; then we will deposit all those names in a crypt of the new cathedral.”
The celebrations of these masses will be the first Sundays of the months of August, September, and October at 10:00 a.m., in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Calle Segunda in downtown Tijuana. They will end Sunday, November 2 in the New Cathedral of Guadalupe, in front of the municipal palace in the River Zone.
“As that date arrives, we are making an effort to offer closeness, accompaniment from the parishes to people who suffer the loss of their loved ones and who are in this process of mourning.”
Moreno Barrón said that people can send the names of their deceased through the social networks of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tijuana.
Since the coronavirus pandemic arrived in the cities of Tijuana, Tecate, and Playas de Rosarito (part of the Metropolitan Archdiocese), 4,223 people have died [from the virus].
The above comes from the translation of a July 26 story in El Sol de Tijuana.