As home to the largest population of Salvadorans outside of El Salvador, Los Angeles will join in preparing for and celebrating the canonization of bishop and martyr Blessed Oscar Romero by Pope Francis on October 14, 2018.

More than 120 parishioners from different parishes are traveling to Rome to attend his canonization, including 50 from St. Patrick Parish in North Hollywood, and more than 50 from St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Los Angeles. Archbishop José H. Gomez will also be attending the canonizations.

Here is a list of some local Romero-related events in LA:

Friday, October 5

Screening of digitally restored version of 1989 film “Romero.” Mount St. Mary’s University, Doheny Campus, 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, October 10

Healing Mass. St. Paul Catholic Church, 1920 S Bronson Ave., Los Angeles, 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 13

Vigil and live broadcast of Canonization Mass. Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2727 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, 7 p.m.

Vigil and live broadcast of Canonization Mass. Dolores Mission Catholic Church, 171 S Gless St, Los Angeles, 10 p.m.

Vigil and live broadcast of Canonization MassSaint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2727 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, 11 p.m.

Sunday, October 14

Masses in honor of ‘San Romero’:

Precious Blood Church, 435 S Occidental Blvd, Los Angeles, 6:30 p.m.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W Temple St, Los Angeles, 12:30 p.m. Mass will be celebrated in Spanish by Bishop Alexander Salazar. All other Masses will be dedicated to the seven soon-to-be-saints, including Blessed Romero. 

Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1433 James M Wood Blvd, Los Angeles, 3 p.m.

Our Lady of Loretto, 250 N. Union Ave., Los Angeles, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Altar and photo exhibition in the parking lot; all Masses will exhibit a photo of Blessed Romero, and children will receive an activity book of the life of the martyr.

Sunday, Oct. 21

Projection of the canonization in Rome and mural of San Romero unveiling. Our Lady of Loretto, 250 N. Union Ave., Los Angeles, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 


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