Archbishop Charles J. Chaput O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant and homilist at a Mass honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Hispanic Community of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will gather in anticipation of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12th) to celebrate Las Mañanitas, a traditional serenading of Our Lady on the vigil of her feast day, followed by Mass. Full schedule of procession from parishes below.
Friday, December 11, 2015
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. -Las Mañanitas
(Serenading lead by Mariachi Flores)
8:45 p.m. -Mass Procession
9:00 p.m. -Mass
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Faithful from across the City of Philadelphia will process on foot from their parish to the Cathedral. The celebration will include a procession around the Cathedral, mariachi music and a presentation of roses to Our Lady of Guadalupe. All are invited to attend.
Pilgrims from Saint Thomas Aquinas and Annunciation B.V.M. Parish in South Philadelphia will process from Saint Thomas Aquinas Church to the Cathedral.
Parishioners from West Philadelphia will process from Saint Agatha and Saint James Parish.
Pilgrims from Saint Joan of Arc Church, Holy Innocence Parish, Visitation B.V.M Parish, and Saint Michael Parish will process on foot from North Philadelphia to the Cathedral. Members of Visitation B.V.M. Parish will be accompanied, as they process south to the Cathedral, by a live Mexican Norteño band.
Pilgrimages from Philadelphia parishes to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul:
5:00 p.m.: Parishioners depart from Saint Joan of Arc Parish
(2025 E. Atlantic Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134) down Frankford
Avenue to Tioga Street.
5:00 p.m.: Visitation parishioners depart from “B” Street and Lehigh
The Procession picks up Saint Michael parishioners (2nd and
Expected arrival time at the Cathedral is 7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.: Procession from Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish to the Cathedral
7:00 p.m.: Arrival at the Cathedral and commencement of Las Mañanitas
(serenading by el Mariachi Flores, other musicians and the
9:00 p.m.: Mass with Mariachi Music
Procession times may be subject to change. For more information, please contact Kathia Arango, director of the Office for Hispanic Catholics, at 215-667-2820.
Procession Route for Parishes in North Philadelphia:
Saint Joan of Arc parishioners will take Atlantic Street to Frankford Ave., Frankford Ave. to Tioga St., travel east on Tioga to Aramingo Ave., travel down Aramingo Ave. to Girard Ave., take Girard Ave. to 2nd St., walk down 2nd Street to Spring Garden Ave., and travel down Spring Garden Ave. to 17th Street onto the Cathedral.
From Visitation Parish the procession will travel west on Lehigh Ave., down 2nd Street, past Saint Michael Parish (where Saint Michael parishioners will join the procession), turning right on Spring Garden Ave., and left onto 17th Street onto the Cathedral.
Procession Route for Parishes in South Philadelphia:
Saint Thomas Aquinas and Annunciation B.V.M. parishioners will process from Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish (1719 Morris Street, Philadelphia 19145) turn right onto 18th Street to the Cathedral.
Procession Route for Parishes in West Philadelphia:
West Philadelphian parishioners will gather a Saint Agatha and Saint James Church (38th and Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19104). They will process north on 38th Street, turn right on Market Street, and left to 18th Street to the Cathedral.