Los Angeles Archbishop plans mass despite 250-Year-Old San Gabriel Mission Sustaining Extensive Damage In Fire
Ellie Archbishop Jose H. Gomez plans to celebrate Mass today at 11 AM at Mission San Gabriel. The mission has sustained extensive damage from a fire yesterday morning. The service will be held in a chapel adjacent to the mission as investigators continue trying to determine what caused the fire. At the 249 year old church, the entire wood roof and most of the pews have been destroyed, but an alter several historic paintings and other artifacts were saved.