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Diocesan Pentecost Mass is celebration of faith and culture


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SAN DIEGO — The diocese is a vibrant home to many cultures, all united as one family of God.

Around 3,200 of their members attended the diocese’s sixth annual Pentecost Mass for All Peoples, many wearing their native dress.

Cardinal Robert W. McElroy celebrated the Mass on May 27 in the Miramar San Diego College gym. The ceremony included representatives of Catholic cultural communities laying cloths on the altar adorned with their colors and symbols.

The Mass shared the traditions of many cultures, prayers in many languages, and songs from a multicultural choir.

Afterward, the communities shared their traditional dances, music and food, a complete celebration of faith and culture.

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