[EVENT] The 17th Archdiocesan Santacruzan in Los Angeles on May 14

File photo shows the Filipino Ministry – Archdiocese of Los Angeles celebrating Santacruzan

Los Angeles, CA – The Filipino Ministry of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will celebrate its 17th Marian Santacruzan May Crowning on Saturday May 14, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels, located at 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Rev. Fr. Rodel G Balagtas will be the celebrant, Liaison of the Filipino Ministry of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Pastor of Incarnation Church in Glendale.

The Santacruzan was first held in the 1800’s at Malolos, Bulacan in the Philippines. It is a religious procession commemorating the quest of Queen Helena of Constantinople and her son, Constantine the Great’s, in finding the True Cross: the cross that’s said to be the one upon which Jesus was crucified.  It has since become part of Filipino tradition focused on the youth and their devotion to emulate the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The celebration will consist of the presentation of the “Sagalas”, young girls and women that comprise the Court of Honor for the procession of the Blessed Mary. This is followed by a celebration of the Eucharistic Mass and thereafter the coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Peace. The Flower Offering of youth participants in the Archdiocese concludes this Catholic celebration.

Led by the Filipino Ministry, various religious and devotional groups, numerous community, cultural, civic and non-profit organizations are expected to join with their banners together with their Virgin Mary icons.  Recommended attire is Filipiniana.

A 6:30 PM dinner-dance reception will follow at Casa Italiana located at 1051 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012.  For inquiries about tickets and souvenir program advertisements please call Santacruzan Event Chair Arnel Bailon at (818)310-3663.

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