In an effort to rally the local churches in prayer, a parish hosted the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and praise and worship sessions on Facebook.
Prayers, donations needed for those suffering after storms.
Nearly 100 young people participated in the Millennial Missionaries 2017 event at the Basilica of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
Cardinal Rosa Chavez said some youths turn to gangs to get the love and affirmation they do not receive at home.
"He loved Jesus and his flock more than he loved life. This is the meaning of martyrdom."
"The measure of our commitment to the Gospel will shine forth in the days and weeks to come."