Public tribute to Mary in the heart of L.A.

From last year’s procession

Members of the Queen of Angels Foundation and other Catholic orders and participants will celebrate the city of Los Angeles’ 231st birthday and pay tribute to Our Lady of the Angels in the second annual Grand Marian Procession.

Scheduled for Saturday, September 8th, beginning at 3 p.m., participants will gather in full regalia along with residents and visitors to process from La Placita to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

“We are excited to announce our 2012 Procession in honor of our city’s birthday,” said Mark Anchor Albert, founder of the event and Queen of Angels Foundation chairman. ”This event occurred each year for 100 years after the city’s founding and then stopped. We decided to revive the tradition that calls for God’s blessings and protection for civic and religious leaders and citizens. We bring together a multicultural community to face our common challenges with dignity, faith, hope and love.”  About 1,500 participants from all over the city joined last year’s procession, and Albert expects at least twice as many this year.

“We are fortunate to have a dedicated group of individuals from Queen of Angels Foundation re-inaugurating this traditional civic commemoration that honors our history and heritage, and celebrates our city’s accomplishments and diversity,” said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

The event starts with an invocation and blessing. The procession will be led by a processional crucifix, followed by a statue of the Blessed Mother in a processional carriage highlighted by banners, flags, color guards, horses and bagpipers.

Participants include Knights and Dames of Malta, Knights of St. Lazarus, Knights of Columbus, Knights and Ladies of Peter Claver, Knights and Ladies of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre, Los Angeles Police Department Color Guard and Emerald Corps, Catholic Association of Latino Leaders, Grupo Guadalupano, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Boy Scouts Color Guard and many more.

The 2012 schedule of events is as follows:

•       2:30 p.m. Blessing and Invocation of statue and participants at La Placita Church – 535 N. Main Street

•       3:00 p.m. Marian procession commencing at La Placita through downtown Los Angeles to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels at 555 West Temple Street

•       4:30 p.m. Rosary in the Cathedral plaza

•       5:00 p.m. Processional entry into Cathedral

•       5:30 p.m. Votive Mass

•       6:45 p.m. Reception in the Cathedral Plaza

Like Queen of Angeles on Facebook at www.facebook.com/queenofangelsfoundation and follow on twitter @LAQueenofAngels. View last year’s Queen of Angels Grand Marian Procession on YouTube http://bit.ly/NJSVgw.

 

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  1. A great idea.

  2. Canisius says:

    Excellent maybe a conversion of some hearts of the LA’s civic leaders will ensue

  3. This lovely tradition revived, once again Praise God! Tomorrow is August 2, Feast of the porziuncola in Assisi. This is what Los Angeles is named after, The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of the Little Portion. Thank you Franciscans……of which my son is one. May the Queen of the Angels revive this town and sweep away the evil that the enemy has wrought in the beautiful land by the sea.

    • A plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful, who devoutly visit the parochial church on the 2nd of August, when the indulgence of the “Portiuncula” occurs. In visiting the church, it is required to pray one Our Father and the Creed. also required to receive the plenary indulgence is communion, confession and prayers for the intentions of the Holy Father.

  4. This is wonderful. We need our lady to look over us here in LA and all the grace we can get. God Love You.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Wish I could be there….

    You can always tell if the event is going to be in line with the Church’s teachings by the people who are the main participants!!!! Quite a wonderful list of orthodoxy!!!

    This is a goodie 🙂

  6. This kind of event needs to be in every parish to impetrate the Immaculata to save our country!

  7. Was there last year and marching through the streets of LA was a great way to show faith in the public square. Bring your rosary, wear comfortable shoes, and join us!!

  8. Very nice, and adding a TLM would be a benefit!!

  9. Kenneth M. Fisher says:

    Mayor Antonio Villagarosa is a rabid pro-abortion, pro-sodomite politician, go figure!

    God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
    Kenneth M. Fisher

  10. joan nortz says:

    September the 8th is an important day for me and I am delighted to here the devotional parade to Our Lady of Th Angels I will accompany LA in my prayers and for all the residents of the great City if LA. May our Lady watch over all.
    Joan

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