Our Lady of Guadalupe 2022 Celebrations



Novena Information:

We will be having a 9 day Novena for Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The Novena will start December 3rd through December 11th. It will be held at 8:00 PM in the Church.

Procession Information:

We will be having a procession for Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12th, among other celebrations!
Festivities, including the procession, will last from 6:45 PM to 11:00 PM.
Please see the attached flyers for more details.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary:

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation, is on December 8th.
Mass Schedule for Holy Day of Obligation:
Vigil Mass on 12/7/22 at 7:00 PM
9:00 AM, 12:15 PM, 7:00 PM

Learn About Our Lady of Guadalupe

According to tradition, Our Blessed Virgin Mary appeared as many as four times to a middle-aged man named Juan Diego in the early 16th century. Juan Diego was an Aztec man who had converted to Catholicism. He was a native of Mexico, and lived in a small area known as Tepeyac – also named Guadalupe – in the Northern area of Mexico City. During one of the apparitions, she instructed Juan Diego to go to the bishop of Mexico with a clear message: “Tell the bishop that I ask him to build a temple there for me.” The bishop, however, received the message with doubt. He asked Juan Diego for a sign, for proof of his vision, so that he could believe and respond to Mary’s request. On December 12, 1531, Our Blessed Virgin Mary appeared again to Juan Diego, and ordered him to pick up some roses, roses which weren’t in season, and bring them to the bishop. He found the roses and put them in his garment, and brought them back to the bishop. When Juan Diego opened his garment to show the bishop, the roses fell to the ground and an image of Our Lady appeared on his garment. To this day, no scientist can explain the nature of the image. Since that day, the Blessed Virgin Mary has been venerated under the name of “Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe”, and every December 12th, throughout the world, Catholics come together to celebrate the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

            On December 12, 1895, the Virgin of Guadalupe was canonically crowned in Mexico. Year after year, the faithful have spread the devotion of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and it has taken root especially in the Latin countries. On October 12, 1945, Pope Pius XII named Our Lady of Guadalupe the Patroness of all the Americas. One of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s requests during her appearances, in general has been to pray the rosary unceasingly. St. John Paul II, when he was the Holy Father, always put an emphasis on this request. The Marian fathers say that wherever the rosary is being prayed, the evil spirit runs away. The celebration of her Feast Day is commonly celebrated in Latin churches with a nine-day-long preparation period, during which time the faithful gather together to pray a novena and prepare spiritually for the feast. During this novena they also pray specific prayers to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary and to ask for her intercession to her son Jesus Christ.