Pilgrims from throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia gather each year to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe on the eve and on her Feast Day, Dec. 12.

A pilgrim prays at the altar of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Patroness of the Americas, Unborn Children, and the New Evangelization. Her message of love, mercy, and concern has brought the faithful closer to Jesus throughout the Americas.

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will celebrate the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s annual Mass honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe on the eve of her feast day Sunday, Dec. 11. at 9:00 p.m. (8:30 p.m. procession) at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

The Hispanic Choir of Philadelphia, a multi-parish Archdiocesan choir, will provide musical accompaniment.

Damaris Thillet, sacred music recording artist, composer, conductor, and Director of the Office of Divine Worship for  the Diocese of Albuquerque, will return to Philadelphia to conduct the Hispanic Heritage Choir again this year.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Aztec Dance Troop from Saint Charles Borromeo Parish and Our Lady of Fatima Worship Site in Bensalem will also be participating in the Mass. The group will perform wearing traditional Aztec outfits.

Following Communion, several images of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be carried by faithful from across the City of Philadelphia down the central aisle to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine.

Additional celebrations scheduled throughout the archdiocese are listed below.

Las Mañanitas are typical highlight of Our Lady of Guadalupe festivities. Mariachis and other musicians and choirs serenade Our Lady on the eve of her feast day. All celebrations will be conducted in Spanish

Saint Norbert Parish (Chester County)
50 Leopard Road, Paoli, PA 19301

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022
Bilingual rosary: 12:45 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Mass at 1:30 p.m.

Saint Isidore Parish (Bucks County)
2545 West Pumping Station Road, Quakertown, PA 18951

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022
Rosary and prayers: 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Mass at 11:00 p.m. accompanied by live Mariachis

Saint Ambrose Parish (Philadelphia County)
401 East Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19120

Monday, Dec. 12, 2022
Las Mañanitas at 6:30 a.m.
Mass at 7:00 p.m.
Procession from Church to parish hall after the Mass for festivities.

Annunciation B.V.M. Parish (Philadelphia County)
1511 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Monday, Dec. 12, 2022

Midnight Mass 12:00 a.m. accompanied with Las Mañanitas
Two parish choirs will serenade Our Lady of Guadalupe after the final procession of the Mass.  

Mass at 7:00 p.m.
Procession around the Church at 6:00 p.m.

Saint Thomas Parish (Philadelphia County)
1719 Morris Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Monday, Dec. 12, 2022
12:00 a.m. Las Mañanitas celebration
7:00 p.m. Mass

Sacred Heart Parish (Philadelphia County)
1404 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Monday, Dec. 12, 2022
7:00 p.m. Mass

Visitation B.V.M. Parish (Philadelphia County)
2625 “B” Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Monday, Dec. 12, 2022
5:00 a.m. Las Mañanitas celebration
7:00 p.m. Mass at the upper church