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December 10, 2012


Pilgrimage from Philadelphia Parishes to Cathedral Basilica

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. Bishop John J. McIntyre will be the celebrant and homilist.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
8:45 p.m. Procession
9:00 p.m. Mass (full schedule below)
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Faithful from several parishes in the city of Philadelphia will process to the Cathedral on foot.
The celebration will conclude with an indoor procession in the Cathedral and a presentation of roses to Our Lady of Guadalupe. All are invited to attend.

Pilgrims from Saint Joan of Arc Parish, Visitation B.V.M Parish, Saint Michael Parish, and Saint Peter the Apostle Parish are expected to process on foot from North Philadelphia to the Cathedral. They will be accompanied by a live band beginning at Visitation B.V.M. Parish as they process south.

Parishioners from Saint Thomas Aquinas and Annunciation B.V.M. in South Philadelphia will process from Saint Thomas Aquinas Church to the Cathedral. Saint Thomas is located at 1719 Morris Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145.

4:00 p.m.: Parishioners depart from Saint Joan of Arc Parish (2025 E. Atlantic Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134)
down Frankford Avenue to Tiago Street.
4:30 p.m.: Visitation parishioners depart from "B" St. and Lehigh Ave. The Procession picks up Saint Peter the Apostle
(2nd St. and Girard Ave.) and Saint Michael parishioners (2nd and Jefferson Sts.) Expected arrival time is 8:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.: Rosary at Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish
7:00 p.m.: Procession from Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish to the Cathedral
8:00 p.m.: Arrival at the Cathedral and commencement of Las Mañanitas (serenading by el Mariachi Flores and the faithful)
9:00 p.m.: Mass with Mariachi Music

Parishioners from the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal (La Milagrosa) will depart from 19th Street and Spring Garden Avenue to the Cathedral at 7:30 p.m. traveling down 19th Street.

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Editor's Note: Procession times may be subject to change. For more information, please contact 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 Tiago St., travel east on Tioga to Aramingo Ave., travel down Aramingo Ave. to Girard Ave., take Girard Ave. to 2nd St. where the group will meet up with pilgrims from Visitation Parish. Fallow Visitation Parish route down to the Cathedral.

From Visitation Parish the procession will travel west on Lehigh Ave., down 2nd Street, meet Saint Peter the Apostle parishioners at 2nd St. and Girard Ave., continue on 2nd Street past Saint Michael Parish (where Saint Michael parishioners will join the procession), turning right on Spring Garden, and left onto 17th Street to the Cathedral.

Parishioners from the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal La Milagrosa will depart to the Cathedral at 8:00 p.m. from 19th Street and Spring Garden Avenue traveling down 19th Street.

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.

Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist

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