As Catholics across the Diocese of Sacramento gather to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas and one of the patron saints of the diocese, Bishop Jaime Soto and Auxiliary Bishop Myron J. Cotta will preside at celebrations in her honor.
On Sunday, Dec. 10, Bishop Cotta will preside at a Mass and procession in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe at 11:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, located at 711 T Street in Sacramento. (https://guadalupe-sacramento.org/)
On Sunday, Dec. 10, Bishop Soto will preside at a procession at 10:30 a.m. and Mass at noon at St. Mary Parish, located at 350 Stinson Ave. in Vacaville (https://www.stmarysvacaville.com).
On Monday, Dec. 11, Bishop Soto will preside at a 7 p.m. Mass in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, located at 711 T Street in Sacramento. (https://guadalupe-sacramento.org/)
On Tuesday, Dec. 12, the feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Bishop Soto will preside at the Mananitas in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe at 5:30 a.m. followed by Mass at 6 a.m. in St. Vincent Ferrer Church, located at 420 Florida St. in Vallejo. (https://www.stvincentferrer.org/)
That same day, Bishop Soto will preside at a bilingual Mass on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the campus of California State University, Sacramento in the University Union, Redwood Room, first floor. Mananitas will be at 11:45 a.m. followed by Mass. (http://www.sacramentonewman.org).
That same day, Bishop Cotta will preside at Mass on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at 5 p.m. in St. Joseph Church, located at 1162 Lincoln Way in Auburn. (http://www.auburncatholic.com).
Check your parish bulletin and websites for other Masses and celebrations in the diocese in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
In 1910, Our Lady of Guadalupe was declared Patroness of Latin America and in 1945 Pope Pius XII declared her to be the Empress of all of the Americas. St. Pope John Paul II in 1999 declared that the church throughout America would celebrated Dec. 12 as the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The U.S. bishops have declared the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe to be a day of prayer and solidarity with families of immigrants, with a focus on the plight of refugees and migrants. For more information and resources, visit https://www.scd.org/immigration or http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/advent/advent-december-12.cfm.
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