Pope Francis, Archbishop Jose Gomez, Cardinals, and Bishops throughout North and South America share a message of hope and unity. "Getting vaccinated is a simple yet profound way to care for one another, especially for the most vulnerable. I pray to God that each one of us can make his or her own small gesture of love." Pope Francis says in this inspiring 3-minute video recorded in Spanish with English subtitles.
On August 4th, 2021, Catholic Cemeteries & Mortuaries of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles celebrated the blessing of a newly developed section for priests named after the patron saint of priests, St. John Vianney. The section was blessed by Bishop David O’Connell from the San Gabriel Pastoral region at Queen of Heaven Cemetery & Mortuary in Rowland Heights, on St. Vianney’s Feast Day. Priests from around the region joined the celebration and received a tour of the cemetery and mortuary grounds. Bishop Robert Barron from the Santa Barbara Pastoral region will bless a second dedicated section at Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard, CA on Friday, August 6th. These beautiful new developments will provide additional burial options and cremation selections for the communities served. Livestreams of both dedications are now available in this article.
On Monday, May 31, 2021, Archbishop Jose Gomez celebrated Memorial Day Mass in the Chapel of the Risen Christ at Holy Cross Cemetery & Mortuary in Culver City. Concelebrating with the Archbishop was the Rev. Msgr. Terrance Fleming with the assistance of Deacon Alberto Reyes. As Mass began, Honor Guard Team 3 Los Alamitos performed a Color Ceremony followed by a beautiful a cappella rendition of God Bless America provided by Elisha Soronio. Bouquets of white roses were presented and blessed in honor of those who have passed into eternal life. A folded American flag was placed with the flowers in honor of those who gave their lives in service to our country. Cantor Christopher Avendano's remarkable recessional of America the Beautiful was punctuated by Larry Grossman playing Taps at the conclusion of Mass. This special Mass may be viewed here on our site by clicking on the header of this article or on our Facebook pages.
On Saturday, June 19th, at 2 pm, we invite you to join us in prayer as we give thanks to fathers and fathers-to-be. Our annual Father's Day Rosary will be streamed from Holy Cross Cemetery in Pomona. Family and friends are encouraged to participate via our webpage or our Facebook pages.