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Mañanitas y Misa a la Virgen de Guadalupe - 5:00AM
Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast ENG - 12:00PM
Dialogues on Faith - 3:00PM
Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadalupe SPN - 5:00PM
The Designation as a National Shrine
This year's celebration holds special significance as the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe has been honored with the designation of a national shrine. This prestigious recognition elevates the event to new heights, promising an unforgettable experience for all who gather to celebrate this sacred occasion. "The Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe has stood as a beacon of faith and history in Dallas for generations,” explained Bishop Burns. “This elevation to National Shrine status is a testament to our community and parishioners' enduring devotion, the cultural richness the Cathedral embodies, and its role as a place of solace and reflection for all. We are immensely proud of this recognition and what it signifies. This elevation to National Shrine status brings even greater dignity to our sacred space and encourages us to continue to grow and improve not only the physical plant of the Cathedral but also the growth of the entire downtown neighborhood. This is a tremendously positive national spotlight pointed right to our Diocese and our city." "In the tender embrace of the Virgin of Guadalupe, we find not only a symbol of compassion, dignity, and hope, but a guiding light towards unity, compassion, and respect. Let our prayers be a testament to our commitment in fostering understanding, cultivating peace, and upholding the inherent dignity of every soul.
A Symbol of Hope
The annual celebration pays homage to the miraculous apparitions of the Virgin Mary to Saint Juan Diego in December 1531. The virgin Guadalupe, now officially recognized as the patroness of the Americas, symbolizes compassion and hope for people worldwide. Father Belmontes emphasized, "In the tender embrace of the Virgin of Guadalupe, we find not only a symbol of compassion, dignity, and hope, but a guiding light towards unity, compassion, and respect. Let our prayers be a testament to our commitment in fostering understanding, cultivating peace, and upholding the inherent dignity of every soul.”
Join Us in Creating History
Last year witnessed the participation of 30,000 people over the two days, making the cathedral observance the largest celebration of the feast in the diocese. As we embark on this grandeur celebration, let us come together to make history and strengthen the bonds of faith, unity, and joy.
About the Catholic Diocese of Dallas: The Diocese of Dallas is made up of more than 1.3 million Catholics attending 70+ parishes and 30+ schools across 9 counties of North Texas. The Catholic Diocese of Dallas promotes the love of God and the teachings of Jesus Christ in our local community and beyond. We strive to foster spiritual growth, encourage active participation in the sacramental life of the Church, and support the development of strong, loving relationships among our members. We are committed to serving those in need, both within our diocese and in the wider world, and to promoting social justice and the dignity of all human life. Through our shared faith and our commitment to living the Gospel message, we seek to build a more just and loving society and to bring the hope and healing of Christ to all people.