Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q:  Our parish wants to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Saturday 4 pm mass on December 9 this year. May we use the readings of her feast? Or must we use the readings from the Second Sunday of Advent?


A:  You must use the readings of the Second Sunday of Advent. But you may sing Marian songs, preach about Guadalupe, decorate the church with her image, and invite matachines – but the prayers from the missal and the readings from the lectionary come from the Second Sunday of Advent.