December 11, 2020  |  By:   |  Press Releases  |  

This year’s annual midnight Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish “La Placita Church”,  535 N. Main St., Los Angeles, 90012, will be livestreamed via the free streaming platform Canela TV ( and ( so that families can celebrate safely from home due to increased COVID-19 measures set by local and state public health authorities.

“The Virgin of Guadalupe is the mother of Advent and of patience and holy waiting,” said Fr. Arturo Corral, pastor of Our Lady Queen of Angels. “She brings us the promises that the Jewish people expected back in the day. We thank Our Lady of Guadalupe for giving us her son and we, especially the Hispanic community, thank her for visiting us. She is a gift because she unites races and brings the promises of justice, love, peace, beauty and joy to humanity.”

La Placita has been a destination for the faithful in Los Angeles to celebrate the annual tradition, but with the increase in COVID-19 cases and the heightened restrictions set by the state and Los Angeles County public health authorities, the celebrations for the night of Dec. 11, eve of the Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe, will take place online.

A pre-show celebration will begin at 11 p.m. on Dec. 11, with special guests, virtual musical performances and reflections about the iconic mural of Our Lady of Guadalupe located outside of the Parish on Avenida Paseo Olivares. The virtual broadcast Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Corral from the parish courtyard and will begin at midnight, featuring a live Mariachi band.

For public safety, Avenida Paseo Olivares will be closed on Dec. 11 to all pedestrian traffic. Due to pandemic restrictions, we are asking the public to venerate Our Lady safely from their homes.

On Saturday Dec. 12, Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Placita will host outdoor, socially distanced Masses beginning at 7 a.m. and will continue every two hours until 7 p.m. Registration is required to attend and can done by calling  (213) 629-3101.

Our Lady Queen of Angels (La Placita Church) is a city of Los Angeles’ landmark, built in 1784, 30 years after it was established to serve the settlement founding Los Angeles Pobladores (original settlers). A replacement chapel was rebuilt using materials of the original church in 1861, and for years the little chapel, which received the names of “La Placita” and “Plaza Church” served as the only Catholic church in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit or

Canela TV can be accessed by downloading the app on iOS or Android devices, as well as Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Android TV, and on many Smart TVs. Its content includes the documentary “Guadalupe: El milagro y el mensaje” (Guadalupe: The miracle and the message).

“As Latinos, our devotion and the commemoration of the true meaning of the season through the observances of its religious significance is very important,” said Isabel Rafferty, founder and CEO of Canela TV. “We are honored to be able to support the Archdiocese of Los Angeles by bringing this important celebration via Canela TV to the thousands of devoted Our Lady of Guadalupe followers who would under normal circumstances be attending in person.”