SoCal Priests Celebrating Masses for Unaccompanied Migrant Children

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Last month, California Catholic Conference President and San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy recounted his visit to the San Diego Convention Center and how he was moved by the faith of the hundreds of unaccompanied minors being housed there.

This week, Los Angeles priests have begun celebrating weekend Masses for unaccompanied migrant children housed at federal emergency shelters in Long Beach and Pomona.

“My heart breaks for what these children have been through, and I want to help them any way I can,” said Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell, who celebrated the first Sunday Mass for newly arrived children in Pomona on May 9.

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