Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bishop Gerald Wilkerson's message to World Youth Day pilgrims

Bishop Gerald Wilkerson
By Bishop Gerald Wilkerson 

Dear friends,

As you prepare to depart from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to attend World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Yours is a pilgrimage of faith. You will meet Catholics from all over the world. Together you will pray for our church and our world. You will be nourished by the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, the body and blood of Jesus himself.

You will also meet Pope Francis, the successor of St. Peter. May your hearts be open to his words and may you be strengthened by his leadership to come to a deeper love of Jesus Christ.

Please pray for me and for all the members of our church family, especially those here in the San Fernando Pastoral Region.

Bishop Gerald Wilkerson

Bishop Gerald Wilkerson is auxiliary bishop of the San Fernando Pastoral Region.

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