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Cesar Chavez's family to attend Mass to celebrate his life
Cesar Chavez's family to attend Mass to celebrate his life

The family of Cesar Chavez will attend an annual Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Sunday to celebrate the life and work of the late labor leader. The Mass, now in its 14th year, will be celebrated beginning at 12:30 p.m. and led by Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez. Chavez’s son, Paul Chavez, and Arturo Rodriguez, the president of the United Farm Workers union founded by Chavez, are scheduled to speak at the close of the celebration. “Cesar Chavez was a man of prayer and a man of peace,” Gomez said. “He fought for justice for his people – using the spiritual weapons of prayer, fasting, and self-sacrifice, and he always urged...

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