FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 11, 2018
THOUSANDS OF CATHOLICS EXPECTED TO MAKE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO HONOR OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
On Wednesday, December 12, the Diocese of Brooklyn will celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street, in Prospect Heights, followed by the traditional torch walk to 35 Catholic Churches throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
The day’s events begin at 10:30 a.m. with Catechesis. At noon, the Mass will be celebrated in Spanish by the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, and concelebrated by 20 priests as well as auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros, who will deliver the homily.
Following Mass, at about 1:30 pm, Bishop DiMarzio will bless and light the 35 torches of the faithful. At 1:45 pm, more than 2,000 participants are expected to depart and make their pilgrimage to participating parishes. There are five routes, three will end in Queens, and two will terminate in Brooklyn.
The group of pilgrims represents, in its vast majority, the Mexican-Catholic population of Brooklyn and Queens. According to the 2015 National Census, there are nearly 200,000 Mexicans living in Brooklyn and Queens.
This event is organized by Reverend Jorge Ortiz-Garay, Director of the Mexican Apostolate.
For more information, contact Adriana Rodriguez at (646) 241-9805 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.