Spanish Mass Attracts Hundreds to Louisiana Church

April 30, 2001

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On April 30, 2001, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that "every Sunday, the noon Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Ferguson [Louisiana] is packed" with "upwards of 300 people...The Rev. Richard Vogt... celebrates the Mass in Spanish and preaches in Spanish. For this Mass, the crowd is mostly Hispanic, drawn from throughout the metropolitan area - immigrants from Venezuela, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Mexico hungry to worship in their own language."