Guadalupe Torch Arrives at St. Julia’s

The Guadalupe Torch (Carrera Antorcha Guadalupana Mexico New York) again arrived at our Siler City, NC pastoral ministry ~ St. Julia Catholic Community, on Monday, November 14, 2022, all the way from the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City. For 20 years the Asociación Tepeyac de New York has coordinated the Torch Race to honor the Queen of Mexico. The torch left Mexico City and crossed the border into the USA, where it will end in New York City.
The St. Julia Catholic Community, including their pastor, Fr. Julio Martinez, OFM Conv. (seen holding the Paschal Candle which was lit by the torch – held by parochial vicar, Fr. Luis Palacios Rodriguez, OFM Conv., in photo at left) celebrated with song and dance, as a welcome. Along with the torch, the images seen in the Sanctuary Space photo above, of St. Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalpe have been traveling along with the runners. This event has been incorporated into the spiritual preparation for the great Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, on December 12th. More photos are available on the parish Facebook page.

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