December 3-11
St. Celestine Chapel

Saturday, December 11
7:30 PM at St. Celestine Church

St. Mother Guerin parish will celebrate the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a novena and Mass. For nine evenings, beginning on December 3, we will pray a rosary in the chapel of St. Celestine at 7 PM. This will be bilingual, depending on attendees. On December 11, you are invited to a 7:30 PM Mass in Spanish to celebrate the Feast Day of the Patroness of the Americas. Because of Covid, we cannot have a big celebration afterwards, but we will have food to go to pass out after the Mass.

ESPAÑOL – La parroquia de St. Madre Guerin los invita cordialmente a celebrar la Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Los invitamos a venir a rezar el rosario por las tardes en la capilla de St. Celestine a las 7 PM y aprender sobre la imagen de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. El novenario del rosario comienza el 3 de Diciembre y termina el Sábado 11 de Diciembre. Al concluir el novenario, comenzara la Misa en Español de la Fiesta de la Patrona de las Américas. Debido al Covid–19, no podremos tener una gran celebración al concluir, pero tendremos comida para llevar después de misa. Vengan todos a celebrar Nuestra Morenita y pedir que nos acerque siempre a su hijo amado Jesús – Atentamente, Padre Moisés Navarro

THE STORY OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE AND ST. JUAN DIEGO – Our Lady of Guadalupe is a title for Mary, mother of Jesus and a venerated image on a cloak enshrined within the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. The basilica is the most–visited Catholic shrine in the world, and the world’s third most–visited sacred site.

Juan Diego, an indigenous man, and his wife, María Lucía, were among the first to be baptized after the arrival of twelve Franciscan missionaries in Mexico in 1524. Mary appeared to Juan Diego in December of 1531 near Mexico City. To convince the bishop that the apparition was real, she asked Juan Diego to pick roses (it was winter and they shouldn’t have been blooming) and arranged them in his cloak to bring to the bishop. When he opened his cloak, her image was on it. These miracles lead to the conversion of millions of Mexicans and a basilica was built and a devotion began to Our Lady of Guadalupe. She was named the Patroness of the Americas and her Feast Day is December 12. Juan Diego was canonized by Pope St. John Paul II in 2002 and his Feast Day is December 9.