May 10, 2023  |  By:   |  Uncategorized  |  

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–Community of faith can send prayer intentions to be offered at July 8 pilgrimage Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe–

After a pause of three years due to the pandemic, hundreds of pilgrims from Southern California will join Archbishop José H. Gomez for Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, on Saturday, July 8 at 10 a.m. PST (11 a.m. CST). The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe houses the original tilma (or cloak) of Juan Diego, which holds the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that appeared in 1531. All are invited to join Archbishop Gomez at the Mass at the Basilica in Mexico City by joining a parish pilgrimage group or by traveling individually marking the 4th year of the pilgrimage.

“It’s great to be going back to Guadalupe,” said Archbishop Gomez. “I hope that many people will be able to join me for this pilgrimage of love and joy to pay homage to Our Blessed Mother, who is the cause of so many blessings in our lives. ¡Que Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!”

Faithful are invited to send prayer intentions to be blessed by Archbishop Gomez and offered to Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Basilica in Mexico City during the pilgrimage Mass. Petitions will be collected in person at the Chapel of the Relic of the Tilma of St. Juan Diego at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels beginning this Mother’s Day (May 14) through Father’s Day (June 18). The Cathedral is home to the only relic of the tilma outside of Mexico City. The relic is a small piece that was detached from the tilma and given to Archbishop John Cantwell of Los Angeles by the Archbishop of Mexico City, Luis Maria Martinez in 1941.

Petitions will also be collected at all 11 locations of the Catholic Cemeteries & Mortuaries on Saturday, May 13 during the Mother’s Day Rosary at 2 p.m., Petitions can also be submitted online at by June 20, 2023.

Different from previous years, this year hundreds of faithful are joining parochial groups who will travel to Mexico City on different dates, some departing on July 5 and returning July 11, with stops at Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Some of the parochial groups will visit landmarks such as Teotihuacan Pyramids and the Sanctuary of Santo Toribio, patron of immigrants, in Jalisco, Guadalajara.

For nearly 500 years, the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe has been the symbol of hope, peace and love, uniting peoples around the world as one family of God. The Basilica at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe is the most visited Catholic pilgrimage site in the world. Please visit for more information.

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