History of the Pilgrimage
Throughout the years, thousands of people, including Aztec dancers, Mexican equestrian groups and Guadalupano groups from parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, have participated in the outdoor Procession and Mass to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe in East Los Angeles. Traditionally starting at the corner of Ford Blvd. (710 Freeway) and Cesar Chavez Street, participants make a reverential stop at Our Lady of Solitude Parish to receive a blessing from the Archbishop of Los Angeles, then continue the procession through Cesar Chavez Avenue, to end the mile-long walk at the East Los Angeles College Stadium for a Mass.
92nd Procession and Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe “Holy Mary of Guadalupe, path of the light and hope” (Download the Official Event Flyer – PDF Version)
This year’s theme is “Holy Mary of Guadalupe, Path of the Light and Hope.” Throughout this year, we have lived difficult moments at a local, national and worldwide level, which remind us of the need to return to God as the source of life and fraternity. Trusting in the Word of God and in the message and tenderness of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we want this year’s Guadalupe Procession and Mass to be celebrations of faith and hope that encourage the Family of God of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in its journey or path towards Him. All funds donated on this site will be used to support and cover the increasing costs of this beloved and historic celebration to East LA where the tradition began in 1931, which has become a moving and vibrant tribute to Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego, uniting our community of faith through her message of love, peace and hope.