Dec 1, 2007

Come to the procession for Our Lady of Guadalupe, this Sunday, Dec. 2!

Sorry for the late notice, but let's all do our best to be in the annual procession for Our Lady of Guadalupe this Sunday, December 2.

The procession, as the Archdiocese says (click on this post's title), "has been an East Los Angeles tradition for 76 years. The one-mile long procession will begin [at 12 noon] at La Soledad Church, at 4561 Cesar Chavez Avenue, near the corner of Cesar Chavez and the Long Beach Freeway (710).

"The procession will end with a Mass [celebrated] by Cardinal Roger Mahony at the East Los Angeles College Stadium, 1301 Cesar Chavez Avenue, in Monterey Park. At the end of Mass, the faithful in attendance will be invited to venerate the pilgrim image of the Virgin with roses. For more information regarding the procession, the public may call Resurrection Parish at (323) 268-1141 or visit ("

There is also this important news:

"The 2007 Guadalupe Committee has extended a special invitation to all the youth in the Archdiocese to take part in the procession. A page on Myspace has also been designed by the Office of Youth Ministry at the Archdiocese,, where Catholic youth can share their feelings, thoughts and experiences regarding the Virgin of Guadalupe as well as coordinate their participation in the procession."

(The photo above is a detail of the Jubilee 2000 mural at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church -- La Placita Church, 535 N. Main St. downtown. The artist is E.J. Harpham, Pacific Tilescopes. Saw this on: )

Bring your roses/rosas por La Virgen!


Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Awwww, too late Q I would be there, if I knew about this earlier.

1:42 AM  
Anonymous Fred C. said...

Thought you'd like to know, SS. Peter & Paul in Wilmington had our first Tridentine since the MP today. It was bitter cold but turnout was about average (more than half full), which IMO is pretty good for a 6:30 am mass. The priest gave instructions in both English and Spanish and the readings were from the current lectionary (after the first gospel, the priest explained that the second reading corresponded with the John XXIII reading, and used the opportunity to go on with it).

Novus Ordo habits die hard though, even though he explained to us that we only recite the end of the Lord's prayer in the EO everyone still prayed along, despite shushings from the folks that knew what to do.

9:21 PM  
Anonymous Fidel said...

The unfortunate thing about the OLG processions in East LA in recent years is that they have been politicized.

Various LA auxiliary bishops announced at a press conference that "... the Los Angeles Archdiocese’s 76th Annual Guadalupe Procession on December 2 in East Los Angeles would be part of a statewide call to action for comprehensive immigration reform by the California Catholic Conference of Bishops (CCC). The theme of this year’s procession is “Mother Without Borders: Bringing Down the Walls of Injustice.”

I am against injustice.

And I know Our Mother Mary is the Mother of everyone.

But I just hate this constant politicization of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Makes me sick.

It definitely makes NOT want to attend the procession.

8:16 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Joe of St. Therese,

Yes, I'm sure you would. Sorry again for the late notification.

5:54 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Fred C.,

Thank you for the good news about the Tridentine Mass at Saints Peter & Paul in Wilmington.

Sure glad you got to be there. It's exciting to hear about the turnout at that early hour and, as you say, in the bitter cold.

Hope the Mass will be regularly scheduled there -- and in many parishes in our Archdiocese and everywhere else, too.

5:58 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Fidel,

Yes. In recent history, some processions and pilgrimages have had political results, such as the Our Lady of Czestochowa ones in Poland in the 1980s.

Prayer to Our Lady for deliverance from an intrinsic evil such as atheistic, totalitarian Communism is something with which no Catholic can disagree.

But when the Church has not spoken definitively, as is the case with illegal immigration, Catholics are free to disagree; so it is fair to suggest that support for illegals ahould not be the theme of a procession for Nuestra Senora.

After all, Pope John Paul II wrote that immigrants need to obey the laws of a country they go to.

Now, obviously, my saying this does NOT indicate any lack of sympathy with anyone who has come here, nor does it indicate any sympathy for harsh enforcement or any sort of racism, which are obvious evils.

And obviously, my saying these things does NOT indicate any lack of support for helping people who are here and in need, especially mothers and their babies.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, la Virgen Morencita, you who fled with Baby Jesus and St. Joseph to Egypt, please pray for all your children and help us sort out and solve all the problems we have. Amen!

6:16 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Everyone,

In my post to Fidel, it should, of course, read, "La Morenita," not "La Morencita."

As the saying goes, "Even Homer nods" (once in a while).

9:51 PM  

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