Feast Day December 12th
Here at St. Joseph’s we will be honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe on Saturday, December 7th at 4:30 pm. Our St. Joseph’s celebration will be followed by a Potluck dinner. Sign up at the link below to attend and/or bring something to share.
(There will be a Mass at St. John’s on the actual feast day, December 12th at 7:00 pm. Mass will be celebrated in Spanish.)
This special celebration at St. Joseph’s will include readings both in Spanish as well as English and will include special hymns. All are invited to wear clothing representative of your native country. Please join us!
Here are some pictures from a previous celebration:
History of Our Lady of Guadalupe
To find out more about this feast day, see:
- From the Archdiocese of Baltimore: The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- From Catholic News Agency, 06Nov15: After Nearly 500 Years, Our Lady of Guadalupe Still Has Something to Tell Us
- Above is the original tilma of Saint Juan Diego which hangs above the high altar of the Guadalupe Basilica. The suspended crown atop the image dates back to its Canonical Coronation on October 12, 1895. The image is protected by bulletproof glass and a low-oxygen atmosphere. (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_Guadalupe)
For more information about the historic and scientific significance of the tilma and image, please visit http://infallible-catholic.blogspot.com/2012/04/miraculous-image-of-our-lady-of.html
Holy Mary of Guadalupe, pray for us.
Santa María de Guadalupe, ruega por nosotros.