The following comes from a July 4 posting on

The St. Toribio Relics Tour will be visiting parishes throughout the Southland in July, culminating with the Immigration Mass July 20 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

The relic, a bone from the left ankle of Santo Toribio, is encased in a 4-foot-5 statue of the saint, which was lent to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles by the saint’s home chapel in Jalisco, Mexico. The Mexican-born martyred priest is venerated by immigrants for helping them reach the “dreamed land” safely and achieving success in the United States.

“Santo Toribio was a holy priest, a friend to the poor, and a man who loved Jesus so much that he was ready to die for him,” Archbishop José Gomez said. “This pilgrimage of his relic gives us all a chance to ask his prayers for our families, especially for our immigrant brothers and sisters as they seek the promise of America and to live with the dignity that God intends for them.”

Born in 1900, Toribio Romo was a Catholic priest and martyr during the Cristero War, an uprising against Mexico’s anti-Catholic government. He was killed in 1928 by federal troops for defending his religious faith. He was canonized on May 21, 2000, by Pope John Paul II.



Saint Joseph Catholic ChurchJuly 12 -14

11901 W 119th St,

Hawthorne, CA 90250

Phone: (310) 679-1139

Saturday, July 12

7:00 PM                           Mass. Solemn reception and procession with the image.

After Mass there will be time for devotion and reflection

Sunday, July 13

Masses in English – 6:00 AM, 10:45 AM and 12:30 PM

Bilingual Mass –  7:15 AM

Spanish – 9:00 AM, 2:15, 4:00 PM 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM

At all Sunday Masses the image will be in the sanctuary, and referral made to Santo Toribio’s testimony to the Faith.

Monday, July 14

6PM to 9PM               Relic Veneration

8:00 AM                    Mass – followed by a reflection on the meaning of Faith and

Martyrdom presented by Fr. Gustavo Castillo (bilingual)

5:00 PM                    Mass Reflection by Fr. Gustavo Castillo (Spanish)

7:00 PM                    Reflection on the Faith and the persecutions by Fr. Gustavo


Tuesday, July 15

8:00 AM                    Mass

Fr. Greg King, Pastor

(310) 679-1139, office


Our Lady of Perpetual Help July 15

82450 Bliss Ave.,

Indio, CA 92201

Phone: (760) 347-3507

July 15

Tuesday, July 15

TBA                                             Arrival

TBA                          Veneration

7:00 PM                    Mass

TBA                             Departure from Our Lady of Perpetual Help to Sacred Heart Church

Sacred Heart July 16

12704 Foothill Blvd.,

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739

Phone: (909) 899-1049

Wednesday, July 16

TBA                          Arrival

TBA                             Veneration

7:00 PM                         Mass

TBA                          Departure from Sacred Heart to St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church


Saint Catherine of Siena July 17-19

18115 Sherman Way,

Reseda, CA 91335

Phone: (818) 343-2110

Thursday, July 17

11:00 AM                   Mass

3:00 PM                    Mass

7:00 PM                   Mass

Friday, July 18

11:00 AM                   Mass

3:00 PM                    Mass

7:00 PM                   Mass

*24 Hour Veneration

Serenades and dance, interactive museum, food and outdoor activities.

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