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Jubilee Mass marks revival of Mission San Gabriel

Jubilee Mass to mark the revival of a restored Mission San Gabriel

The Stations of the Cross are being hung on the wall as sound speakers are being wired in. The pews are getting bolted down as the paint is getting touched up.

There are no idle hands inside Mission San Gabriel Arcángel leading up to the “Forward in Mission” Jubilee Year’s closing Mass. The jubilee, which started last September, commemorates the 250th anniversary of the mission’s founding by St. Junípero Serra, the first Catholic outpost in what would eventually become the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

But the Mass will also represent another, perhaps equally important milestone: the first liturgy celebrated inside the historic church since barely surviving a devastating arson fire in July 2020. In other words, a true revival.

Read full article on Angelus News.