[photo] ‘Herod’ king of the Jews.
Crowned head with face and neck composed of first-born (Holy Innocents) he massacred (Bible Matt. 2:16).
Anonymous 17th century in style of Arcimboldo. Oil on wood.
On the feast of the Holy Innocents on Friday, Dec. 28, the public is invited to attend a candlelight rosary procession and Mass to pray for the sanctity of life.
At 5 p.m. families and participants are invited to gather with Bishop Jaime Soto to light their candles in front of the steps of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, located at 1017 11th St. in Sacramento, and begin a procession through the streets to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, located at 711 T Street. The rosary procession will wind its way through the streets of the city, pausing to pray for life in front of the state Capitol and the Sacramento County courthouse.
Bishop Jaime Soto will preside at Mass in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at 6 p.m. The choir from St. Mary Parish will sing during the Mass. Carpools will shuttle people back to their cars following the Mass.
This annual march for life commemorates the infants of Bethlehem who were killed by decrees of King Herod, and also the innocent unborn lost to abortion around the world today.
For more information about the procession and Mass on Dec. 28, call Carol Schoner at (916) 791-1819.