Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish to turn 100 this year

The Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish is turning 100 years old this year.

March 22, 2012 4:18:15 PM PDT
The Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish is turning 100 this year, and the church is having several events throughout the year to celebrate the centennial anniversary.

The Oblates of Mary Immaculate founded the church and held its first Mass on August 18, 1912 to administer the Sacraments in Spanish to the rapidly growing Hispanic in the Houston area. Its Catholic school was opened on September 8, 1912 and was directed by Sister of the Divine Providence. It opened with 30 students and now has over 500 enrolled students, hailing for various sections of the city.

To mark its 100th birthday, the church is having families take portraits for yearbook that will also contain various snapshots and photos of the church and school culled from parishioners and alumni.

The church will also host a Crawfish Boil 2012 on Saturday, March 31 from 12pm until 6pm. It's located at 2405 Navigation Blvd in Houston. There will be refreshments, raffle and musical entertainment Refreshments, Raffle and entertainment. Tickets are $15.00

All Proceeds Benefit Scholarships for Students at Our Lady of Guadalupe School For Information, call OLG Church Office 713-222-0203

The parish is well known in Houston for its Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which commemorates the visitation of the Virgin Mary to Blessed Juan Diego in Mexico on December 12, 1531. This yearly feast celebrates Mass at various times the day before the feast day as well as a 5am mass on December 12. The feast day attracts thousands of visitors to the church bringing candles, flowers and petitions.

For more information about the church, visit the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish website.

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