St. Francis Elementary students and their families watch a live broadcast of the canonization of Father Junipero Serra on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. Their pastor, the Rev. Ken Laverone, participated in the Mass with Pope Francis in Washington, D.C., at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest Catholic church in North America.
St. Francis Elementary students and their families watch a live broadcast of the canonization of Father Junipero Serra on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. Their pastor, the Rev. Ken Laverone, participated in the Mass with Pope Francis in Washington, D.C., at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest Catholic church in North America. Autumn Payne apayne@sacbee.com
St. Francis Elementary students and their families watch a live broadcast of the canonization of Father Junipero Serra on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. Their pastor, the Rev. Ken Laverone, participated in the Mass with Pope Francis in Washington, D.C., at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest Catholic church in North America. Autumn Payne apayne@sacbee.com

Sacramento Catholic schoolchildren ponder Saint Junipero Serra

September 23, 2015 06:28 PM

UPDATED September 24, 2015 10:06 AM

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