Our Lady of Guadalupe pilgrims to make stop in Wilmington, Dec. 5



Parishes around the diocese schedule events marking Blessed Mother’s appearance to Juan Diego

The annual torch run honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe, making its way from the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, will be in Wilmington on Dec. 5.

St. Paul’s Church in Wilmington will host services related to the arrival of the torch.

The Hispanic Ministry office of the diocese has scheduled fellowship at 5 p.m., the rosary at 6:30 and Mass at 7. The pilgrims carrying the torch to New York will spend the night at parishioners’ homes in Wilmington.

The rosary and Mass are open to the public. Anyone interested in participating in the following ways should contact Miriam Dominguez at (302) 298-6314 or Brother Chris Posch at (302) 655-0518:

• Running or riding from the previous torch site, Baltimore, to Wilmington. Transportation to Baltimore will be arranged.

•Running or riding from Wilmington to Camden, N.J., on Dec. 6. Return transportation will be arranged.

•Helping prepare dinner for the torch pilgrims.

•Offering one or two torch pilgrims overnight accommodations.


Our Lady of Guadalupe events


• Dec. 3-10

7 p.m.: Rosary in the parish hall at Holy Angels, Newark.

• Dec. 7

7 p.m.: Mass and Mañanitas (serenading the Blessed Mother with hymns and prayers on what is said to be her birthday), St. Agnes, Rising Sun, Md.

• Dec. 8

8 a.m.: Procession on Centerville Road from Walmart to St. Catherine of Siena, with Mass at 11 a.m., followed by lunch.

5 p.m.: Bilingual Mass, native dancing, fiesta, St. Francis de Sales, Salisbury, Md.

6 p.m.: Mañanitas, St. Michael the Archangel, Georgetown

• Dec. 11

6 p.m.: Rosary, Juan Diego play and Mañanitas, St. Dennis, Galena, Md.

6:30 p.m.: Rosary, St. Paul’s, Wilmington. Mass with Banda Retoño, folk dancing, fiesta at 7 p.m., Mañanitas at 10 p.m.

7 p.m.: Mass, Mañanitas and fiesta, Holy Name of Jesus, Pocomoke City, Md.

8 p.m.: Candlelight procession on Possum Park Road from Wendy’s to Holy Angels, Newark, followed by Juan Diego play and Mañanitas. Mass at 11 p.m.

9:30 p.m.: Mañanitas, Holy Rosary, Claymont.

10 p.m.: Mañanitas, Holy Cross, Dover.

10 p.m.: Mass and Mañanitas, Holy Spirit, New Castle.

10 p.m.: Rosary, Our Lady of Lourdes, Seaford. Followed by Mass and Mañanitas at 10:30 p.m.

10:30 p.m.: Mass and Mañanitas, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Roxana.

11 p.m.: Mass and Mañanitas, St. John the Apostle, Milford.

11:55 p.m.: Mañanitas, St. Francis de Sales, Salisbury, Md.

• Dec. 12

4 a.m.: Mañanitas, St. Mary Refuge of Sinners, Cambridge, Md. Followed by Mass at 5 a.m.

6 a.m.: Mañanitas, St. Catherine of Siena, Wilmington.

6 p.m.: Juan Diego play, mariachi, Mass, procession and fiesta, Holy Cross, Dover.

6:30 p.m.: Rosary, St. Paul, Wilmington. Followed by Mass and fiesta at 7 p.m.

7 p.m. Bishop Malooly will celebrate Mass at St. Veronica Giuliani Monastery, Wilmington.

7 p.m.: Mass, Holy Angels, Newark.

7 p.m.: Mass, Holy Rosary, Claymont.

7 p.m.: Mass and Mañanitas, St. Joseph, Middletown.

7:30 p.m.: Rosary, Our Lady of Fatima, New Castle. Followed by Mass and fiesta, 8 p.m.

7:30 p.m.: Mass, St. Michael the Archangel, Georgetown.

8 p.m.: Mass, Immaculate Conception, Marydel, Md.

• Dec. 14

6:30 p.m.: Mass and fiesta, Our Lady of Lourdes, Seaford.

11:30 p.m. Mañanitas, Ss. Peter and Paul, Easton, Md.

• Dec. 15

2 p.m.: Procession, Ss. Peter and Paul, Easton, Md. Followed by Mass and fiesta at 3 p.m.