On March 3, 2018, Pope Francis established the Feast of the “Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church,” which is celebrated on Pentecost Monday. The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels has commemorated the feast since its inception with a special Mass for Catholic school students, where thousands of students participate in the Mass, venerating the Virgin Mary with prayer, song and flowers, and two students would crown a statue of Mary as is traditionally done in her honor.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has closed parishes and schools, preventing students from personally attending the service, the Cathedral will continue the tradition virtually this Pentecost Monday, June 1, with a special Marian liturgy immediately following the livestreamed 8 a.m. Mass.