Sunday, December 12, 2021
Mass at 12:30 PM (Spanish, with Mariachi)
Under this title we honor Mary, the Patroness of the Americas. Most parishes with Hispanic membership honor Our Lady with a big celebration on this day. Usually the liturgy includes a procession with children at the beginning and the story of Juan Diego and his encounter with the Blessed Mother. She sent him to the bishop to ask him to build a church in her honor. This resulted in a miraculous display of roses in his cloak when he needed a sign to convince the bishop. Along with the roses was the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe which we have replicated in many churches today. The original is still displayed in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.