ARCHBISHOP GOMEZ AND BISHOP ALEX ACLAN CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO JOIN THEM VIRTUALLY AS THEY CELEBRATE A PRAYER VIGIL IN SOLIDARITY WITH OUR ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS MARCH 31 AT 7PM
Archbishop José H. Gomez, Auxiliary Bishop Alejandro “Alex” Aclan for the San Fernando Pastoral Region, and Fr. Rodel Balagtas, pastor of Incarnation Parish in Glendale, cordially invite you to join them as they celebrate an outdoor Prayer Vigil for Racial Acceptance on Holy Wednesday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at Incarnation Parish in Glendale (1001 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale 91202) in solidarity with Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, in light of the rising violence against our brothers and sisters.
All are encouraged to watch the livestream on https://www.facebook.com/incaglendale/, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvtHZEZ01TrjLvgGBECCZMg, and www.incaglendale.org.
Maggie Lau, who presides the Ethnic Ministry, will lead the congregation in prayer by the end of the vigil, while each person holds a lit candle in a demonstration of love and acceptance of our brothers and sisters from all races and backgrounds in the U.S. and abroad. All are welcome to lit your own candle at home.
“‘That they may all be one…’ (John 17:20) With this passage in mind, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles supports the efforts of its local parishes and communities to address racism and inequality directed at Asian and Pacific Islander communities and individuals,” said Bishop Aclan. “We stand in solidarity with the victims of racial violence across the United States as we uphold our commitment to the core values of Catholicism. As we mobilize the faithful to take action against racism, we take Christian love, and not political interests, as our guide.”