August 26, 2021 Archbishop José H. Gomez has declared a Jubilee Year in honor of the 250th anniversary of Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, the first church of Christian faith in what is now Los Angeles. The Jubilee Year will begin on Sept. 11, 2021, with an Opening Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and will continue until Sept. 10, 2022, when a Closing Mass will be held at Mission San Gabriel Arcángel. All are invited to an outdoor prayer service with Archbishop José H. Gomez, civic leaders, and representatives of the land's first people at Mission San Gabriel on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. The "Forward in Mission" Jubilee Year will run from Sept. 11, 2021, through Sept. 10, 2022. For more information, visit forwardinmission.com.