Welcome to the Church of the Holy Innocents in Long Beach, California, a parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Our historic church is located in the neighborhood made famous by "Snoop Dogg." Standing on the corner of 20th Street and Pasadena Avenue, our little mission style church was erected over 90 years ago but she is as beautiful as ever! Our doors are open for you! --Father G. Peter Irving III
The Cardinal Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship, Robert Sarah, has encouraged priests to offer the Mass ad orientem. Read about it HERE. Click HERE for the complete address.
If one carefully examines the rubrics of the Roman Missal, one discovers that the presupposition is that the priest is offering the Mass ad Deum, that is to say, facing God along with the worshipers in the pews.
Here are some useful links on the topic of ad orientem worship.
Holy Innocents Parish has offered the Mass ad orientem in its historic church since 2011.
PRAYER FOR THE BEATIFICATION OF MOTHER LUISITA
O Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, King and center of all hearts! Look with merciful love on the petitions we present to You through the intercession of Your servant, Mother Maria Luisa Josefa of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
(Pause and request your petition)
We humbly beseech You to glorify her who was always such a fervent lover of Your Sacred Heart by granting us these favors if they are for Your greater honor and glory. Amen.