Parishioners throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles continue venerating Our Lady of Guadalupe leading up to her Feast Day, Dec. 12. The December celebrations to honor the Virgin also include the Spanish-language play “La Virgen de Guadalupe, Dios Inantzin,” presented by the Latino Theater Company at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012). General admission is free to the public and reserved seating is available for $35. Tickets: www.thelatc.org or (866) 811-4111.
On Dec.7, decorated floats and indigenous dancers will escort the “Peregrina” image at the 83rd Procession to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, the oldest religious procession in Los Angeles, starting at 11 a.m. at the corner of Cesar Chavez Avenue and Ford Boulevard in East Los Angeles. Following the procession, Archbishop José H. Gomez, the auxiliary bishops of Los Angeles and participating clergy will celebrate Mass at East Los Angeles College Stadium, 1301 Cesar Chavez Ave., Monterey Park.
Celebrations to honor the Virgin of Guadalupe will continue with the annual celebration at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on the eve of her Feast Day, Dec. 11, starting at 6 p.m. and culminating with a midnight Mass at 12 a.m. on Dec. 12. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with folkloric dancers on the Cathedral Plaza, followed by Aztec dancers’ tribute to the Blessed Mother, also on the plaza. At 10 p.m., the celebration moves inside the Cathedral for a Rosary prayer. At 11 p.m. there will be a mariachi performance and special guest singers (to be announced) will serenade the Virgin and sing “Las Ma√±anitas,” a traditional Mexican birthday song to honor the Virgin on her Feast Day.