Sacred Heart, Warsaw celebrates
Yesenia Ponce carries the crown she later placed on the head of an image of Mary at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Warsaw, at a vigil Mass Dec. 11. Ponce was crowned queen of the parish’s Guadalupe festival in August and so was given the honor of crowning Our Lady of Guadalupe at the vigil. — Leo Patiño
Members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish’s “Grupo Guadalupano” prepare to process carrying a statue of her during a vigil Mass for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec. 11. The men planned the decorations for the Mass, as well as the post-vigil festivities. — Leo Patino
St. Patrick, Fort Wayne celebrates
At St. Patrick Parish in Fort Wayne hundreds attended a traditional early-morning celebration Dec. 12, which began with a rosary starting before 5 a.m. The prayer was followed by spirited singing and clapping around the icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe, accompanied by a group of musicians and individual singers directing their songs toward her. A re-enactment of the story of St. Juan Diego encountering Our Lady of Guadalupe in rural Mexico in 1531 then gave way to a Mass that began with a brief performance in the aisles by young dancers wearing colorful Aztec-style costumes, and finally a social with refreshments in the school building. St. Juan Diego was played by Valentin Martinez and Our Lady of Guadalupe was played by Norma Salaz.
St. Adalbert celebrates
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