Dec. 12 is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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People in Mexico, the United States and right here in the Diocese of St. Augustine will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Sunday, Dec. 12. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico and Patroness of the Americas. Her feast day commemorates her apparition to St. Juan Diego in Tepeyac, Mexico in 1531, where she asked him to tell his bishop that the Ever-Virgin Mary, Mother of God, sent him to ask for a church to be built atop the hill where she appeared.

Parishes throughout the Diocese of St. Augustine will celebrate her feast day this Saturday and Sunday:

December 11 at 7 p.m.
Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Jacksonville

December 11 at 7:15 p.m.
Mass at Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Mission, Chiefland

December 12 at 10 a.m.
Mass & Rosary at St. William Catholic Church, Keystone Heights

December 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Bilingual Mass at Holy Cross Mission, Cross City

December 12 at 11:30 a.m.
Bilingual Mass & Festival at St. John Paul II Catholic Church, Ponte Vedra Beach

December 12 at 2 p.m.
Mass with Bishop Estévez at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, Jacksonville

December 12 at 5 p.m.
Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Orange Park