LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will play host to Catholic Night at Dodger Stadium Friday, September 2 (7:10 p.m. vs. SD) in celebration of the diverse Catholic community located in the tri-county Archdiocese (Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara).
Catholic Night will kick off with two ceremonial first pitches thrown by two of the three newest Auxiliary Bishops serving the Archdiocese - Bishop Joseph V. Brennan, Auxiliary Bishop for the San Fernando Pastoral Region and Bishop Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop for the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region. Friday Night Fireworks presented by Denny's takes place immediately following the game.
The Archdiocese is the nation's largest and most culturally and socially diverse Catholic community covering nearly 9,000 square miles in 120 cities in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The nearly five million Catholics in Los Angeles come from some 70 countries and every continent. Last summer, Pope Francis named three new Auxiliary Bishops to the Archdiocese, including Bishop Brennan and Bishop Barron, who will be celebrating their first anniversary as Auxiliary Bishops just four days after the game.
Discounted tickets are available for purchase at www.dodgers.com/catholic for all parishes, schools, families and friends interested in attending.