Saturday, August 28, 2021
More than twenty members of the Order participated in this special celebration of the Mass by H.E. Archbishop José H. Gomez honoring our Blessed Mother as the Patroness of the City and Archdiocese of Los Angeles at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The Entrance Procession included representatives from many countries in spectacular native attire that also included members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Knights and Dames of Malta, and the Knights of Columbus! The theme, Many Peoples, One Mother was evident throughout the Mass and Rosary by recitations and hymns in many languages representative of the diverse cultures found in Los Angeles.
Mass was followed by a beautiful Procession in the Cathedral Plaza while reciting the Rosary. Especially now, more than ever, we need Our Lady to protect and guide our beautiful city and its diverse community for which we are most grateful.
We thank H.E. Archbishop José H. Gomez, as Celebrant, Fr. Ray Medina and Fr. Brian Nunez; Sir Don Keegan for his work in advocating for the Order’s participation in this event, to our banner carrier; Sir Elpidio Andrion; and Sir Arturo Ibarra for leading a decade of the Rosary in the Cathedral Plaza. We are honored to have six of our members on the Queen of Angels Foundation Board who are the Founders of this event: Sir Arturo and Dame Letty Ibarra, Dame Nancy Ahlgren, Sir Don Keegan, Sir Kevin Hand, and Sir Bob Barbarowicz.