LANSING, Ill. (December 17, 2019) – Latinos in Lansing and surrounding communities had two opportunities this month to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe—at St. Ann Catholic Church on Friday, December 7, and at Alberto’s Beauty Salon on Thursday, December 12. December 12 is the actual Liturgical Holy Day, as declared by the Pope, commemorating the 1531 appearance of a “Lady from Heaven” on a hill northwest of Mexico City.
The children are followed by dancers who bring in flowers and incense:
At Alberto’s Beauty Salon, Mariachi Imperial Azteca performed the opening songs while additional chairs were set up as needed:
In Mexico, December 12 is a holiday, and it is common for people to attend Our Lady of Guadalupe Masses during the day. Mexicans in Lansing make accommodations in their work schedules in order to be able to observe the special mass.
St. Ann Catholic Parish is located at 3010 Ridge Road.
Alberto’s Beauty Salon is located at 3220 E 171st Street.
Three Roosters Grocery is located at 3224 171st Street.