The following information comes from the Los Angeles archdiocese website

When and where is the event?

The Guadalupe Celebration will take place on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. I n the coming months the start time and the “doors open” time will be set. The anticipated start time is 2:00 PM.

How much are tickets? How can I get them?

Tickets are free and can be obtained several ways starting in May. Individuals or parish groups may reserve tickets on- line at The best way to find out when tickets will be available is to sign up for email alerts at, or sign up for text alerts by texting MARY to 57682. If you prefer updates in Spanish, you cantext MARIA to the same number.

Is there parking available?

Some parking will be available at the Coliseum. We will be providing more details as we get closer to the event.

Is there parking for buses?

We are arranging special parking for buses. We highly recommend that groups travel together by bus. More details will be provided as we get closer to the event.

Who will be there? / What can I expect at the Guadalupe Celebration?

The Guadalupe Celebration will be a historic international celebration featuring prayer, music, and speakers in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The event is scheduled to feature many prominent Catholic performers and personalities, including Pedro Fernández, Dana Scallon, and Filippa Giordano. Speakers include: Archbishop Jose Goméz, Carl Anderson, and Msgr. Eduardo Chávez.

Can I buy refreshments at the event and/or will I be able to bring my own?

Refreshments will be available for purchase at the event. Due to contractual obligations with the Coliseum and their vendors, attendees will not be allowed to bring their own food and drinks. We are still in talks with the Coliseum to see if attendees can bring sealed bottles of waters.

Will there be a Mass?

Mass will not be celebrated at the Guadalupe Celebration.

Who is organizing the event? 

The event is being organized by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Knights of Columbus.

Will Archbishop Gomez be there?


Is this the first Guadalupe Celebration?

The Guadalupe Celebration is the second event of this kind put on by the Knights of Columbus. In 2009, following the first-ever International Marian Congress on Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Knights of Columbus hosted the Guadalupe Festival in Phoenix, Arizona.

Tomorrow, May 25, How To Organize a Parish Group for the Celebration.

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Posted Thursday, May 24, 2012 6:47 AM By max
now i’m waiting for some poeple to get mad there be no traditiona latin mass celebrated in the coliseum…

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2012 7:46 AM By JOHN
Where was Carl Anderson when Our Lady (of Notre Dame University) was defamed by Obama, champion of baby killers, spoke at the graduation? Carl was busy writing books. Carl Anderson had an opportunity to join Fr. Weslin and Alan Keyes but was no where to be found.

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2012 9:56 AM By JLS
We used to park on people’s lawns; they charged a few dollars for this, and it was a short walk to the Coliseum. Guess it would violate today’s zoning laws, and would make a tax nightmare for the folks who rented out lawn space.

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:50 AM By PatC
Start time has changed from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 pm.

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2012 1:41 PM By Joan Herrmann
Am concerned where the handicapped can park. The two of us cannot walk any great length to and even inside the coliseum.

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2012 2:12 PM By steve
@John: why you hating on Carl Anderson? He doesn’t bilocate as far as I know….

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2012 5:54 PM By Kenneth M. Fisher
John, 7:46 AM That isn’t the half of it. Carl Anderson is now responsible for the FACT that many pro-abortion, pro-active homosexual, and Masonic public figures, such as politicians are still able to call themselves Knights and brag about it on their literature especially their campaign literature. This in direct opposition to the KofC Constitution and By-Laws Article 162-7 that clearly states that any member of the Knights of Columbus who brings dishonor on the Order is to be expelled. I forgot what year it was, this fight has been going on far too long, when they last had their Supreme Council Meeting in Anaheim, CA, then Supreme Knight Virgil Dechant actually admitted that the reason they can’t take action is that it would cost them greatly in Law Suits (Thirty Pieces anyone). When he did so, the late Fr. Joe Geary, S.J., a four time State Chaplain turned to me and said “Ken, were not Knights, were whimps”. By the way, they say they can’t act against these apostates without the Bishops approval, a statement that the late Cardinal O’Connor called a falsehood, but THEY CAN KICK OUT GOOD CATHOLIC KNIGHTS WHO CALL ATTENTION TO THIS SCANDAL. WE KNOW OF AT LEAST THREE WHO HAVE BEEN EXPELLED. Ask them which Bishop approved of that! We fullly intend to have a presence when they once again stage their dog and pony show in Anaheim, CA during the first week of August. We sure could use some help, financialy and body count wise. I can be reached through the Anaheim, CA phone book and through E-Mail. God bless, yours in Their Hearts, Kenneth M. Fisher

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2012 6:10 PM By Catherine
JLS, I remember my parents parking our car on people’s lawns too. The whole neighborhood would be welcoming visitors. This was for Mary’s Hour. How beautiful it sounded when the crowded Coliseum sang Ave, Ave, Ave Maria after each decade of the rosary! Thank you JLS for reminding me of that very sweet experience!

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2012 8:57 PM By Cody in Tucson
We went to the 1st Guadalupe conference in Phoenix. It was very nice and Bishop Olmsted gave a good talk. It ended with a Rosary which was very long winded since each decade was introduced by a person who went on and on and on with a speech before the decade was started. Other than that, worth going to.

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2012 9:04 PM By Cody in Tucson
Angelo – By the way, probably 80-90% of the people at the Guadalupe conference in Phoenix were from your culture. I was probably to only person with natural blond hair at the arena that day!