Sunday, December 6, 2009

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe


This Saturday, Dec. 12, is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas.

On Dec. 9, 1531, the Blessed Mother made the first of her appearances to St. Juan Diego on the hill of El Tepeyac, five miles north of Mexico City. She left behind not only her message, but also her beautiful image miraculously imprinted on the tilma (cloak) of Juan. The tilma and the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is revered by millions each year in the shrine built to honor her and to be a place of prayer.

“Let nothing trouble or afflict you — am I not here who am your mother?” were the words of Mary to Juan Diego.

Our thanks to all the members of the Guadalupanan Association for preparing our celebration.

FIESTAS GUADALUPANAS SCHEDULE — DECEMBER 2009

Dec. 7 | Novena at 6 p.m. and Mass 7 p.m. (Spanish)

Dec. 8 | Novena  6 p.m. and bilingual Mass 7 p.m.

Dec. 9 |  Novena 6 p.m. and Mass at 7 p.m. (English)

Dec. 10 | Hora Santa at 6 p.m. and Mass at 7 p.m. (Spanish)

Dec. 11 | Novena  at 6:30 p.m., Mass at 7 p.m. (Spanish) and All Night Vigil at 8 p.m.

Dec. 12 | Las Mañanitas at 5 a.m. and rosary at 5:30 a.m.

Dec. 12 | Solemn Mass at 6:30 p.m.

The Guadalupanan Association invites the St. Bernard Community to the celebration in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the volleyball courts. Come and enjoy delicious Mexican food, live music and much more!

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