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Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena & Feast

Devotions and Prayer

The story behind the celebration dates to 1531, when the Virgin Mary appeared to a farmer in Mexico and asked him to ensure a church was built in her honor. The farmer went to the bishop, but his story was not believed. The Virgin Mary then directed the farmer to a barren location where he would find roses growing. He wrapped them in his cloak and brought them to the bishop. When he unwrapped the roses, he found the image of the Virgin Mary imprinted on the cloak. This convinced the bishop and a basilica was built on the exact spot. Millions still visit this shrine every year in Mexico City.

The Hispanic Community of St. Michael celebrates a 9 day Novena preceding the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12th. The Novena begins on December 3rd and is prayed every evening at 7 PM in the Chapel (except as noted below).

Novena for Our Lady of Guadalupe in Spanish – December 3-11, 2018


  • Monday, December 3 – Mass and Rosary – Novena after 7 PM Mass
    Lunes 3 de Diciembre – Misa y Rosario – Novena después de la Misa de 7 PM
  • Tuesday, December 4 – “Mary, Mother and Model of Humanity”
    Martes 4 de Diciembre – “María Madre y Modelo de la Humanidad”
  • Wednesday, December 5 – “Maria taken in body and soul to heaven”
    Miércoles 5 de Diciembre – “María elevada en cuerpo y alma al cielo”
  • Thursday, December 6 – “The Assumption of the Virgin Mary”
    Jueves 6 de Diciembre – “La Asunción de la Santísima Virgen María”
  • Friday, December 7 – “Did Mary have more children?”
    Viernes 7 de Diciembre – “Tuvo María más hijos?”
  • Saturday, December 8 – “The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary”
    Friday: 12:20 PM Mass in English / Saturday: 8:30 AM Mass in English
    Sábado 8 de Diciembre – “Solemnidad de la Inmaculada Concepción”
    Viernes: Misa a las 12:20 PM en Inglés / Sábado: Misa a las 8:30 AM en Inglés
  • Sunday, December 9 – “Mary Mother of God and Our Mother” – Novena after 1:30 PM Mass
    Domingo 9 de Diciembre – “María Madre de Dios y Madre Nuestra” – Novena después de la Misa de 1:30 PM
  • Monday, December 10 – “Maria free of sin from her conception” – Novena after 7 PM Mass
    Lunes 10 de Diciembre – “Maria sin mancha de pecado, desde su concepción” – Novena después de la Misa de 7 PM
  • Tuesday, December 11 – “The perpetual virginity of Mary Most Holy”
    Martes 11 de Diciembre – “La Virginidad Perpetua de María Santísima” 

The Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration – December 12, 2018


  • 4:30 AM – Mañanitas –  Serenade to the Blessed Virgin with Mariachi
    Mañanitas a la Santa Virgin con Mariachi at 4:30 PM
  • 5:00 AM – Spanish Holy Mass is celebrated with Mariachi – Join us after mass for coffee and Mexican bread at the MPR
    Santa Misa en Español a las 5:00 AM con Mariachi – Saliendo de Misa convivio en el Gimnasio
  • 6:45 PM – Re-enactment of the story of the Apparitions at Guadalupe
    Representación de las Apariciones a las 6:45 PM
  • 7:00 PM – Bilingual Holy Mass in Honor of Our Holy Mother
    Santa Misa Bilingüe en Honor a Nuestra Santísima Madre a las 7:00 PM
  • 8:30 PM – Celebration after Mass with Mariachi at the MPR
    Convivio después de Misa con Mariachi a las 8:30 AM

Our Devotions and Prayer Opportunities

Eucharistic Adoration

We offer Eucharistic Adoration Daily in our Chapel.

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Holy Hours

Prayer and Benediction three times monthly.

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Healing Service

1st Sunday of each month after the 5:30 PM Mass.

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Rosary / Divine Mercy

Prayed daily after morning Mass in our Chapel.

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Stations of the Cross

Fridays during Lent in English, Spanish and Bilingual.

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Guadalupe Novena / Feast

9 day Novena preceding the Feast on December 12.

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Divine Mercy Novena

9 day Novena preceding the Feast on April 19, 2019.

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St. Michael Novena

9 day Novena preceding the Feast on September 29.

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Holy Spirit Prayer

This group meets the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays.

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Military Prayer List

Praying for Our Men and Women in Service.

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