Two Southern California groups will begin walking pilgrimages to unite the faithful in prayer and reflection for all those impacted by the broken immigration system.
On Friday, July 15 at 4 a.m., a group from Lake Forest will kick off a three-day, 50-mile walking pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. The pilgrimage is called “Siempre Adelante” (Always Forward) in honor of St. Junípero Serra – whose first feast day was July 1– as it follows part of the same route he traveled with fellow missionaries to found the first nine missions in California.
On, Sunday, July 17, a group from Holy Family Church in Wilmington will begin a 20-mile pilgrimage beginning at 4 a.m. as they also head to the Cathedral. The pilgrims include Sister Inez Arguello and about 20 parishioners.
Both pilgrimages will culminate at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (555 W. Temple St.) in downtown Los Angeles for the special Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants at 3:15 p.m. on July 17 presided by Archbishop José H. Gomez.