Bishop Mark Seitz | Photo courtesy Diocese of El Paso
Bishop Mark J. Seitz will be celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe twice on Tuesday, December 12th.
Bishop Seitz will celebrate Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Fabens at 6 a.m., then at Our Lady of Guadalupe- El Paso at 6 p.m. Bishop Seitz released the following statement about the celebration and its meaning.
“This year on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe we will not only honor our Blessed Mother, the mother of Jesus, as the Patroness of the Americas, since she appeared in this new world soon after Christianity arrived here, and Patroness of the Unborn, since she is shown as a woman who is expecting a child, but we will also honor her as the Patroness of our Families, particularly our migrant families.
At a time when national borders are depicted as places of conflict and division Our Lady of Guadalupe stands as a reminder of God’s special care for all the people of this hemisphere, but especially for the native peoples who were here long before national borders were drawn.
This year’s celebration to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe is a time to renew the commitment of our border Church to accompany families that come to the United States seeking refuge and a new opportunity to live in peace and security. This year we will be praying in a special way for Mary’s maternal care toward those families that are separated from one another because of harsh outdated immigration laws.
In a special way we will be praying for our young Dreamer community in El Paso and elsewhere. We know they have a special place in Mary’s heart.”
Bishop Mark J. Seitz and The Catholic Diocese of El Paso
Public Invited and All are Welcome to Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day Masses celebrated by Bishop Mark J. Seitz
Tuesday December 12, 2017
6 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe- Fabens at 127 W. Main Street 79838
6 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe- El Paso at 2709 Alabama St. 79930- Matachines will perform