SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Bishop Robert McElroy of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego celebrated mass in a Southcrest church Sunday evening, in honor of Mother Teresa of Calcutta being canonized a saint Sunday by Pope Francis in Rome.
The bilingual English/Spanish mass got underway at 5 p.m. at St. Jude Shrine of the West Catholic Church on Boston Avenue at 38th Street.
In 1992, Mother Teresa purchased a home near the parish to establish a contemplative home for the Missionaries of Charity, according to the church's website.
She was in residence briefly in 1996 and attended Mass there on June 9 of that year. The event was commemorated with a granite stone placed outside the parish building.
"The whole of Mother Teresa's life and labor of love bore witness to the joy of loving, the greatness and dignity of every human person, the value of little things done faithfully and with love, and the surpassing worth of friendship with God,'' the statement said.
Cal Fire is at the scene of a wildfire burning off State Route 94 near Church Road in the Campo Indian Reservation.
A small plane crashed Saturday evening near the El Capitan Reservoir, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department confirmed.
Backers of an initiative that would allow San Diego State University to buy the SDCCU Stadium site in Mission Valley for campus expansion are scheduled to begin seeking petition signatures Saturday.
Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat with little food or water before they died in a "sympathetic murder-suicide."
Sunshine and higher temperatures are making the return to San Diego County Saturday after intermittent drizzle across the region on Friday.
President Donald Trump is portraying the Islamic State group's ouster from its Syrian stronghold as a milestone in the U.S. fight against terrorism and a step toward a political transition and lasting peace in Syria.
The San Diego Police Department announced Saturday that officers will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations.
The San Diego Gulls allowed power-play and shorthanded goals in the first period and an empty-net goal in the third in a 4-2 loss to the Stockton Heat Friday night at Stockton.
Authorities asked the public Friday for help in identifying and tracking down a pair of thieves who have carried out a two-week series of bank robberies this month in the San Diego area.