ARCHDIOCESE WELCOMES RECORD NUMBER OF NEW CATHOLICS DURING EASTER CELEBRATIONS
More than 10,000 people attended Easter Masses at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles today, welcoming a record number of new Catholics who were baptized during last night’s Easter Vigil.
“Easter gives meaning to our lives and it also gives us a mission. Jesus is sending each of us into the world to continue his mission of mercy and love,” said Archbishop José H. Gomez, during his Homily. Video of the Archbishop’s Homily is available by visiting: https://youtu.be/4BRSiivNhZI.
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles welcomed the largest number of adults and children to the Catholic Church when it baptized 1,828 adults and children this Easter. They were baptized at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels or at their individual parishes in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, the three counties that comprise the Archdiocese.
The number of Catholics in 2015 is up 18 percent from 1,546 Catholics in 2014; and has increased 51 percent from 1,213 in 2010 and is up 34 percent from 1,363 in 2005.
(Photo Credit: Victor Aleman/Archdiocese of Los Angeles)