Our Lady of Guadalupe
Tuesday, December 11
Serenata a la Virgen de Suadalupe 7:30 pm
Chocolates 12:10 am
Serenatas are traditional Mexican songs that people sing on birthdays and other special days. Traditionally, songs are sung to Our Lady of Guadalupe on her feast day to greet her on this day.
Wednesday, December 12
St. Paul Parish and School Mass at 8:15 am
Bilingual Mass In Honor of Our Lady at 7:00 pm
Acto Cultural in Gym at 8:15 pm
In December 9, 1531, Our Lady appeared to Saint Juan Diego who was a recently converted Catholic. She asked him to go the Bishop and request him to build a church for her on the barren hill Tepeyac which is on now near Mexico City. Our Lady wanted to manifest her Son and show her merciful love to all of her children. The prudent Bishop asked Juan to ask the Lady for a sign. Juan did so and Our Lady promised to give him the sign. On December 12, Our Lady again appeared to Juan on Tepeyac Hill and told him to pick the Castilian roses, which miraculously appeared there and bring them to the Bishop as the sign for him to believe her request. Juan gathered the roses into his Tilma and brought them to the Bishop. He opened the Tilma to show them and, to everyone’s astonishment, the Image of Our Lady appeared on it. The Bishop, Zumarraga, then built the church as Our Lady appeared on it. The Bishop then built the church as Our Lady had requested and nine million natives were converted and baptized to the one true faith within the next nine years. Human sacrifice ended in Mexico forever. Our Lady of Guadalupe brought the light of the true faith and established an era of peace.