The Spring Mini Festival is one of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish’s major fundraising events.
The event is normally held each year during the spring.
It's a smaller version compared to our Fall Festival but includes activities for all ages, including food, music, entertainment, games, and raffle.
The Fall Festival is one of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish’s major fundraising events. The event is normally held each year on the last Sunday of the month of October and includes activities for all ages, including food, music, entertainment, games, and raffle.
Our main goal is to build community among our parish and the surrounding community and to generate revenue to support the parish and school. In order to accomplish our goal, our parish appreciates the help of volunteers who have the willingness to work as a team for the benefit of our Parish.
Retiro de Adviento 2018
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Houston.
Nuestro Señor nos regala tres dones: la fe, por lo cual creemos en Dios; la esperanza, por la cual esperamos en Él, y la caridad, por la cual lo amamos.
Ya se acercó el tiempo de Adviento, tiempo de espera, de preparación para la venida de Dios, que como un Niño espera ser recibido en nuestros corazones. Aunque sabemos y queremos prepararnos…. a veces no encontramos el tiempo para poder parar nuestro rápido caminar, nuestras ocupaciones de cada día.
Our Lady of Guadalupe te invita a prepararte en este Adviento a través de este Retiro donde podrás hacer un alto en tu camino, tener un tiempo de silencio y meditación.
Feast of OLG
The feast in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe goes back to the 16th century.
Chronicles of that period tell us the story. A poor Indian named Cuauhtlatohuac was baptized and given the name Juan Diego. He was a 57-year-old widower and lived in a small village near Mexico City. On Saturday morning, December 9, 1531, he was on his way to a nearby barrio to attend Mass in honor of Our Lady.
He was walking by a hill called Tepeyac when he heard beautiful music like the warbling of birds. A radiant cloud appeared and within it a young Native American maiden dressed like an Aztec princess. The lady spoke to him in his own language and sent him to the bishop of Mexico, a Franciscan named Juan de Zumarraga. The bishop was to build a chapel in the place where the lady appeared.
Eventually the bishop told Juan Diego to have the lady give him a sign. About this same time Juan Diego’s uncle became seriously ill. This led poor Diego to try to avoid the lady. The lady found Diego, nevertheless, assured him that his uncle would recover and provided roses for Juan to carry to the bishop in his cape or tilma.
When Juan Diego opened his tilma in the bishop’s presence, the roses fell to the ground and the bishop sank to his knees. On Juan Diego’s tilma appeared an image of Mary exactly as she had appeared at the hill of Tepeyac. It was December 12, 1531.
At Our Lady o f Guadalupe Houston, we begin with a mass the day before at 7PM, 9PM and at Midnight. We follow on the feast day with a 5 AM Mañanitas. People from near and far come to ask for Mary’s intercession in their prayers to her son, Jesus Christ. The church is filled with people bringing flowers, thousands of candles are lit, Matachene dancers come to perform for her, mariachi bands come to play for her and children dress and Juan Diego and as the Virgin Mother to honor her.