The Guadalupe Torch & Pilgrims at St. Paul Sunday, December 5, 7:00 PM


Pilgrims are running bearing a torch honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe, in a sixty-day journey from The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Mexico to St. Patrick Cathedral in Manhattan, New York. The Torch and Pilgrims will arrive at St. Paul, Wilmington to share in a meal at 5:00 PM and mass and fellowship at 7:00 PM. They will stay overnight at parishioners’ homes in Wilmington.

All are welcome to participate in the mass on Sunday, December 5, at 7:00 PM. Please contact Miriam Dominguez (302-723-2305) or Brother Chris, (302-576-4123 if anyone is interested in:
running or riding from the previous torch site, Baltimore, to Wilmington on Sunday, December 5 [Transportation to Baltimore will be organized.]
Running or riding from Wilmington to the next destination in Pennsylvania on Monday, December 6
[Return transportation will be organized.]
Helping prepare the welcoming Torch Pilgrim Dinner
Offering 1 or 2 guest Torch pilgrims overnight housing/posada

Our Lady of Guadalupe Events, 2010

Sunday, December 5: Guadalupe Torch Arrives from Mexico
7:00 PM: Mass & Rosary, blessing of pilgrims who will run to Philadelphia on Monday, December 6.

Saturday, December 11
6:00 PM: Our Lady of Lourdes, Seaford: Mass, Mañanitas, Folkloric dancing
6:30 PM: Our Lady of Fatima, New Castle: mass followed b dinner, rosary, Juan Diego play, and Mañanitas with mariachis.
7:00 PM: St. Agnes, Rising Sun: Mass featuring banda
7:00 PM: St. Mary, Refuge of Sinners, Cambridge: Mass
7:00 PM: St. Paul: Rosary, 8:00 PM: Mass, 9:00 PM: Mañanitas
9:30 PM-12:00 PM: Holy Angels, Newark, featuring banda, mariachis, Juan Diego play, blessings, and a candlelight procession
10:00 PM: Holy Cross, Dover
10:00 PM: Holy Rosary, Claymont

Sunday, December 12, Mañanitas*
12:00 AM: St. Francis de Sales, Salisbury
12:00 AM: St. Mary, Refuge of Sinners, Cambridge
12:00 AM: Ss. Peter & Paul, Easton
5:00 AM: St. Agnes, Rising Sun
5:00 AM: St. Catherine of Siena, Wilmington

Sunday, December 12, Masses with Tributes to Our Lady of Guadalupe
8:30 AM: Procession commencing at Walmart on Rt. 141 to St. Catherine of Siena, Wilmington with mass 11:00 AM
10:30 AM: St. Elizabeth, Westover
10:30 AM, 7:00 PM: St. Paul, Wilmington with mariachis
11:00 AM: Holy Angels, Newark: Procession beginning at Wendy’s with mass at 1:00 PM
12:30 PM: St. Michael the Archangel
1:00 PM: Holy Cross, with mariachis & liturgical dancing
1:00 PM: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Roxana
2:00 PM: St. Joseph, Middletown
2:00 PM: Ss. Peter & Paul: procession, mass at 3:00 PM
4:00 PM: St. Dennis, Galena
5:00 PM: Holy Rosary, Claymont. Procession beginning at Charros with mass at 6:30 PM
5:00 PM: St. Francis de Sales, Salisbury
6:30 PM: St. John the Apostle, Milford


The Spanish word Mañanita means literally means “little morning.” Each year on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Latinos serenade our Blessed Mother with hymns and prayers on what is said to be her birthday. They sing in a heartfelt way, “Good morning, Mary.” The Hispanic community cordially invites you to Mañanita celebrations at parishes throughout the Diocese. For further information, contact Br. Chris Posch, ofm, at 302-576-4123 or