It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of our annual festivities at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, IL this December due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is understandably difficult as the love of so many for Our Lady is incredibly strong and a most beautiful expression of Marian devotion. However, as was the experience of Saint Juan Diego on the hillside of Tepeyac, Our Lady promises to come and find us wherever we may be.
Please read the attached letter (available in English and Spanish) from me and Very Rev. Esequiel Sanchez and share the message in full with your communities. As you will see, there will be online opportunities to join together in prayer in honor of Our Lady who we know will receive our devotion gratefully and joyfully.
Bishop Robert Casey
Archdiocese of Chicago