December events at the Guadalupe Shrine in La Crosse

Wednesday, December 12, 2018-Solemnity of Our Lady of Guadalupe: Beginning at 7:00 am with Las Mananitas (Songs to wake up Mary) and bilingual catechesis. At 8:30 am there will be a Mass in Spanish followed by sweet breads and hot chocolate in the Crypt. At 11:00 am Mass will be celebrated in English with Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke.

Saturday, December 15, 2018-A Pontifical Mass will be celebrated by Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke beginning at 11:00 am. The pontifical Mass is celebrated in Latin, the ancient language of the church. Cardinal Burke will be assisted by the priests and choir from Institute of Christ the King in Wausau.

Saturday, December 15-Sunday, December 16, 2018-Christkindlmarkt (A European Christmas Market) will be held at the Shrine in the Pilgrim Center. Several vendors will be selling treats and craft items. At certain times during the day you may even catch some Christmas carolers or a live nativity.

Sunday, December 16-Bambinelli Sunday: Continuing the tradition at St. Peter’s Square, on Gaudete Sunday, families bring their Baby Jesus figures from their nativity sets to be blessed by the Pope. The Friars invite everyone to bring their Baby Jesus figures to Mass on this third Sunday of Advent to be blessed.

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