Archbishop will present hundreds of prayers from faithful across southern California collected at Masses celebrating the inaugural Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church Feast and Immigrant Spirit of America
Archbishop José H. Gomez will preside a Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City on Saturday, July 7 at 8 a.m. PST (10 a.m. CST) for the second Archdiocesan pilgrimage with the Archbishop to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. One hundred and forty pilgrims of the Archdiocese are making the journey to the Shrine that houses the original tilma (or cloak) of St. Juan Diego, which holds the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that appeared in 1531.
During the Mass, the Archbishop will present hundreds of prayer requests for the intercession of Our Lady Guadalupe collected at the Masses celebrating the inaugural Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church Feast and the immigrant spirit of America.
“We need this pilgrimage right now. It has been a year of heartaches and sorrows for many of our brothers and sisters,” said Archbishop Gomez. “But we know the joy that comes from being children of God who loves us as his own. So, we go in love and with confidence as one family to present our cares and hopes to the Virgin of Guadalupe. We go to seek her maternal intercession and inspiration as we continue to follow Jesus and spread the good news of his mercy and love.”
Archbishop Gomez will celebrate the pilgrimage Mass at the Basilica of our Lady of Guadalupe on Saturday, July 7 at 8 a.m. PST (10 a.m. CST). The Mass will be live streamed at https://www.youtube.com/embed/repyvYwMHQ?rel=0.
The pilgrimage, which ends on Monday, July 9, includes a Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary into Heavens, and a visit to Santa Maria Tulpetlac Parish, the church of the fifth apparition of the Virgin to St. Juan Diego.