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First Holy Mass Celebrated in California

 
 
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By Kevin W., March 4, 2015
1. First Holy Mass Celebrated in California Marker
Inscription. This boulder erected November 12, 1932 by Court San Diego de Alcalá, No. 1099 of the Catholic Daughters of America, to commemorate the first Holy Mass celebrated in California, November 12, 1602 upon the arrival on this site of Sebastián Vizcaíno who named the port San Diego in honor of the Feast of Señor San Diego de Alcalá and who was accompanied by three Carmelite Friars,
Fray Andrés de la Asumpción, Fray Antonio de la Ascensión and Fray Tomás de Aquino.
 
Erected 1932 by Court San Diego de Alcalá, No. 1099 of the Catholic Daughters of America.
 
Location. 32° 41.243′ N, 117° 14.383′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is at the intersection of Rosecrans Street and Kephart Road, on the right when traveling south on Rosecrans Street. Touch for map. This Marker is located inside Naval Base Point Loma. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Post Chapel, Building 213 (a few steps from this marker); Moreton Bay Fig (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buque Escuela Juan Sebastian de Elcano (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cabrillo Landing
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By Kevin W., March 4, 2015
2. First Holy Mass Celebrated in California Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Ballast Point Whaling Station Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of the Mormon Battalion (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of the Heros of the Battle of San Pasqual (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Guijarros Site (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 6, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 6, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
 
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