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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 10 @ 8:00 am - December 12 @ 11:30 pm

Free

Catholic churches in the Diocese of Des Moines will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on or around the feast day of Dec. 12. Bishop Richard Pates will celebrate midnight Mass Tuesday, Dec. 12 at St. Ambrose Cathedral.

The feast is a significant cultural and religious event for Hispanic people as they honor Our Lady of Guadalupe as Patroness of the Americas.

On the morning of Dec. 9, 1531, the Blessed Mother appeared to a Mexican Indian, St. Juan Diego, who was on his way to Mass and catechesis in the Catholic faith. She asked him to go to the local bishop and give him a message to build a temple, identifying herself as Our Lady, the Mother of God. When the bishop did not believe St. Juan Diego’s story she asked him to take a sign to show to the bishop. The sign consisted of roses of all colors, which St. Juan Diego carried on his cloak, or ’tilma.’ The bishop then believed upon seeing the cloak and the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The image remains clear today and is displayed in a church in Mexico City.

The opportunities for commemoration of the feast day in the diocese are numerous. The following churches have activities planned for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

BASILICA OF ST. JOHN
Wednesday Dec. 12
6 p.m. Rosary
6:30 p.m. Mass
8 p.m. Dances and reception.

CHRIST THE KING
Novena from Dec. 3-11 at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Dec. 12
6 a.m. Mass
Consecration to Jesus through the Virgin Mary
7 a.m.MaƱanitas to Our Lady of Guadalupe with Mariachi.
6 p.m. Rosary
7 p.m. Representation of the Apparitions, procession.
8 p.m. Mass
Consecration to Jesus through the Virgin Mary
9:30 p.m. Dances and Reception.

OUR LADY OF THE AMERICAS
Novena from Dec. 4-12 at 6 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 10: Theatrical representation of the apparitions
Tuesday, Dec. 11:
6 p.m. Healing Mass
7:30 p.m. Dances
8 p.m. Video Virgin de Guadalupe
9 p.m. Mariachi OLOA
10 p.m. Procession to Cathedral
11 p.m. Rosary in the Cathedral
12 a.m. Mass in Cathedral
1 a.m. MaƱanitas Mariachi OLOA
Wednesday, Dec. 12
Bilingual Mass Noon, 7 p.m. Spanish Mass

ST. ANTHONY PARISH
Tuesday Dec. 11
6 p.m. Rosary & representation of the apparitions
7 p.m. Procession and Mass.
8:30 p.m. Dances and Reception.

Details

Start:
December 10 @ 8:00 am
End:
December 12 @ 11:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Catholic Diocese of Des Moines
Website:
https://www.dmdiocese.org/