Join us for the 90th Procession and Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This year’s theme is “Always Forward in Mission and Hope”.
The procession will begin on Sunday, December 5 at 10:30 am, on the corner of Cesar Chavez Ave & Ford Blvd. The celebration will be followed by a special Mass at 1 pm, presided by Archbishop Gomez in honor of the Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego that will take place at East Los Angeles College Stadium.
Throughout the years, thousands of people, including Aztec dancers, Mexican equestrian groups and Guadalupano groups from parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, have participated in the outdoor procession and Mass to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe in East Los Angeles. Traditionally starting at the corner of Ford Blvd. (710 Freeway) and Cesar Chavez Street, participants make a reverential stop at Our Lady of Solitude Parish to receive a blessing from the archbishop of Los Angeles, then continue the procession through Cesar Chavez Avenue, to end the mile-long walk at the East Los Angeles College Stadium for a Mass.
As in previous years, the 2021 procession will include floats displaying the history of Our Lady of Guadalupe or “Virgen Morena,” as she is popularly known in Mexico where she appeared to St. Juan Diego, a humble peasant who was canonized in 2012.
The Catholic Communication Collaboration (C3) is providing the three winning floats with grants to be used by the parish or Catholic school for technology. The parish or school coming in first place receives $3000, second place receives $2000 and third place receives $1000. Local artists will judge the floats based on several categories, including best representation of this year’s theme, “Our Lady of Guadalupe, Always forward in Mission and Hope.”
90th Procession and Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe “Always Forward in Mission and Hope” (Official Event Flyer – PDF)
The above comes from a posting on LA Catholics website.