Everyone is cordially invited to the oldest religious procession in Los Angeles, where thousands of Catholic faithful of different ethnic communities gather to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, Protector of the family, and St. Juan Diego. The procession and Mass will take place on Sunday, December 4, starting at 10:30 a.m., at the corner of Cesar Chavez Ave. and Ford Blvd. in East Los Angeles. Following the procession, Archbishop José H. Gomez, the Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese and participating clergy will celebrate Mass at 1 p.m. at East Los Angeles College Stadium, 1301 Cesar Chávez Ave., Monterrey Park.
Floats, decorated by Parish groups from different ethnic communities within the Archdiocese, and indigenous dancers, will escort the “Virgen Peregrina” image at the Procession on Dec. 4. The Mass following the procession will feature mariachis, folkloric dances, hymns and poems typical of celebrations in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe. For more information visit http://archla.org/guadalupe.