Happy Friday to all! What are your prayer request for today?
Fr. Paul saying the last mass of the pilgrimage this morning.
We celebrated our last mass this morning in the beautiful Gothic Church of Santo Nino de la Paz in La Zona Rosa. The group heads back to Los Angeles this afternoon. What a beautiful Pilgrimage filled with grace and blessing! !Que Viva La Virgen de Guadalupe!
This is the Church of the Fifth Apparition, where Juan Bernardino, St. Juan Diego's uncle was cured of a deadly fever. We celebrated mass here this morning. It is a very special place where one truly feels the presence of Our Lady. Most pilgrims do not visit this site.
Other St. Andrew Parishioners who were on the pilgrimage. From left to right (Matt Meeks, David Scott and his daughter Brigid).
With my new friends Mauro and Cuca Castaneda, parishioners of Our Lady of Guadalupe, East Los Angeles, who celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary yesterday! What a blessing for them to have the Archbishop preside over their renewal of vows during the morning mass at Santiago Apostol Church, where St. Juan Diego was baptized.
A special thank you to Roxana Polio, a parishioner of St. Denis, Diamond Bar, who carried my alb and stole in her backpack throughout the pilgrimage! I forgot my own backpack!
With Archbishop Gomez following the mass at the Church of Santiago Apostol yesterday morning.