A special Mother's Day Mass was celebrated at St. Joseph Parish, 4821 S. Hermitage Ave., on May 11. At the Mass, Auxiliary Bishop Alberto Rojas gave a special blessing to all mothers. A silk rose and medal of St. Gerard, the patron saint of expectant mothers, were given to all those awaiting the birth of a child.
Bishop Rojas hands out flowers to expectant mothers during the mass. Father Hugo León Londoño, pastor of St. Joseph assists the bishop.
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