Focusing on the plight of refugees and migrants, in concert with Catholic bishops across the country, Archbishop Allen Vigneron will celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. The Mass is on the feast day of St. Juan Diego and in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, both of whom hold special significance for immigrants, especially those from Mexico and Central America.
Prior to the service, there will be a rosary at 5:30 p.m., and traditional ethnic dancing in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe (similar to what can be seen in this video) at 6 p.m.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced that the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe -- December 12 -- would mark a "Day of Prayer and Solidarity with Families of Immigrants." The Cathedral Mass on December 9 commemorates this effort locally.
Reporters, videographers and photographers are invited to cover this service at the Cathedral. We thank you in advance for refraining from use flash or artificial lighting, and for respecting the dignity of the sacred service and heeding any instructions from archdiocesan staff or Cathedral personnel. For further information or to arrange interviews, please call the Archdiocese of Detroit Office of Public Relations at (313) 237-5802 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
||Mass to mark Day of Prayer and Solidarity with Families of Immigrants (Mass on Feast of St. Juan Diego, in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe)
||5:30 p.m. rosary
6:00 p.m. traditional ethnic dancing
7:00 p.m. Mass
||Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844 Woodward Ave. in Detroit.
||Archdiocese Office of Public Relations at (313) 237-5802 or email@example.com.