The Parishioners of St. Mark parish will inaugurate their new shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe with three days of grand festivities and fiesta this December.
Officials with St. Marks’s say the parishioners “are very excited about this unique shrine that celebrates the tremendous love and devotion that they have to Our Lady of Guadalupe.” It took the parish a year to build this beautiful shrine done principally through generous parish donors.
They add, “The 30-foot tall cantera statue is the centerpiece of the sacred space that provides an opportunity for prayer, pilgrimage, and devotion to the Blessed Mother who calls us to build a living temple of justice, peace, and mercy.”
The celebrations will include a parade, Masses, a children’s drama of the Guadalupe apparitions, a personal testimony by internationally known singer Alexander Acha, a matachines vigil, a solemn mass of inauguration and blessings and mariachi fiestas.
Already parishioners have begun an extended novena and projects to serve the poor in preparation for this historic event in the parish.
12:00 noon – Parade around the parish neighborhood
2:30 PM Rosary
3:00 PM Guadalupe drama by the Children followed by a Mariachi Fiesta
8:00 pm Alexander Acha, internationally known singer, will give his personal testimony of his experience of Guadalupe
6:30 PM Official unveiling of the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe followed by a serenata at the shrine. Alexander Acha will be one of the singers at the serenata. A mariachi fiesta will follow. Vigil through the night. More than fifteen Matachines groups will dance/pray through the night
Two morning Mañanitas Masses
6:30 PM Solemn Mass of Inauguration and blessing of the shrine followed by a mariachi fiesta.
For more info, please contact St. Mark Catholic Parish at 915-857-2955. They are located at 11700 Pebble Hills.