The celebration for Our Lady begins at 12 noon on Sunday, December 3, with a mile-long procession from La Soledad Church (4561 Cesar Chavez Ave.) to the stadium, followed by the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, ending by 4 p.m.
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CELEBRACION DE NUESTRA SEÑORA LA VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE
Domingo, 3 de Diciembre, 2006
PROCESION Comenzará a las 12:00 p.m. en la esquina de Long Beach FWY (710) y Cesar Chávez Ave. cerca de la parroquia La Soledad (4561 Cesar Chavez Ave.)
LITURGIA EUCARISTICA en East Los Angeles Community College, 1301 Cesar Chávez Ave., Monterey Park
Says the Archdiocese, "Monsignor Diego Monroy, Rector of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, will make a special trip to Los Angeles to bring a 'Peregrina' image of Our Lady of Guadalupe for the procession and Mass. The image is an exact digital reproduction of the original in Mexico City, [and] has been blessed and touched to the original image."
"In preparation for Dec. 3, the 2006 Archdiocesan Guadalupe Committee, 'Guadalupanos Unidos,' is also celebrating a novena, a series of special Masses in honor of the Virgin, nine days prior to the procession at nine churches throughout the archdiocese...For more information the public can call Resurrection Church at (323) 268-1141."
Do note that the Cardinal has made the theme this year, "Mother of All Immigrants." But regardless of any politicization, the celebration is always an unforgettable Catholic experience, and of course it is wonderful for us to honor Our Lady in this way.
By the way, why not bring appropriate pro-life signs with you? (No, that is not politicization!)