Honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe with Las Mañanitas
Pilgrimage from Philadelphia parishes to Cathedral Basilica
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.
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 to the Cathedral on foot from their parish. 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 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.
Parishioners from Saint Joan of Arc Church, Visitation B.V.M Parish and Saint Michael Parish are expected to process on foot from North Philadelphia to the Cathedral. Members of Visitation B.V.M. Parish will be accompanied by a live mariachi band as they process south.
4:00 p.m.: Parishioners depart from Saint Joan of Arc Parish (2025 E. Atlantic Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134) down Frankford Avenue to Tioga Street.
4:30 p.m.: Visitation parishioners depart from “B” St. and Lehigh Ave. The Procession picks up Saint Michael parishioners (2nd and Jefferson Sts.)
Expected arrival time at the Cathedral is 8:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.: Procession from Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish to the Cathedral depart
8:00 p.m.: Arrival at the Cathedral and commencement of Las Mañanitas (serenading by
el Mariachi Flores, other musicians and the faithful)
9:00 p.m.: Mass with Mariachi Music
Editor’s Note: 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, and travel down Spring Garden 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, 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.