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Guadalupe torch relay arrives in Wilmington Dec. 4

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St. Paul’s Church in Wilmington will host runners Dec. 4 who are carrying a torch honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe in a 60-day relay from the Guadalupe shrine in Mexico City to New York City.

The torch-pilgrims are due to be welcomed at St. Paul’s at 5 p.m. and there will be a rosary at the church at 6:30 and Mass, 7 p.m.

After an overnight stay at parishioners’ homes, the runners will carry the torch on Dec. 5 from St. Paul’s at 11 a.m. to arriving at Holy Rosary Church in Claymont about noon.

All are welcome to participate in the welcomes at St. Paul’s and Holy Rosary.

Runners participating International Guadalupe Torch Run carry the torch along 3rd Street in Wilmington after leaving St. Paul Church,  Wilmington, Del., Saturday, December 6, 2014. The pilgrimage is carried out in a relay style from Mexico City, Mexico to New York City.  Dialog file photo/Don Blake Photography.com
Runners participating International Guadalupe Torch Run carry the torch along Third Street in Wilmington after leaving St. Paul Church in this file photo from Dec. 6, 2014. The pilgrimage is carried out in a relay style from Mexico City, Mexico to New York City. This year’s run will take place Dec. 4. (Dialog file photo/Don Blake Photography.com)

Anyone interested in hosting pilgrims on Dec. 4, or running to Claymont Dec. 5, or preparing a welcome dinner on Dec. 4 is invited to contact Miriam Dominguez (302) 353-2003 or Brother Chris, (302) 655-0518.

Other parish events for the Dec. 12 feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe include:

Dec. 3-10: 7 p.m., rosaries, St. Joseph Church, Middletown.

Dec. 6: 5 p.m., St. Francis de Sales, Salisbury, Md., Mass and fiesta; 6:30 p.m., St. Christopher, Chester, Md., Mass and fiesta.

Dec. 9-10: 6:30 p.m., St. Michael the Archangel, Georgetown, rosary and Mass

Dec.11:

6:30 p.m., St. Paul, Wilmington, rosary, Aztec dance, Mass and fiesta; 7 p.m., St. Joseph, Middletown, rosary, mañanitas; 7 p.m., Holy Angels Newark, procession, rosary, play, Mass; 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe, Roxana, Mass and fiesta; 7:30 p.m., St. Michael the Archangel, Georgetown, rosary, folk dancing, Mass at 11 p.m.; 8 p.m., Holy Spirit, New Castle, rosary, procession, dance of the Chinelos, Mass & mañanitas at 10 p.m.; 10 p.m., Holy Rosary, Claymont, Juan Diego play, mañanitas with mariachi; 10 p.m., Holy Cross, Dover, rosary, Juan Diego play, mañanitas; 10 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima, New Castle, rosary, dance, mariachi, Mañanitas; 10 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes, Seaford, rosary, Mass; 10 p.m., Ss. Peter and Paul, Easton, Md., Mañanitas, procession, midnight Mass; 10:30 p.m., St. John the Apostle, Milford, Mass and Mañanitas; 11:55 p.m., St. Francis de Sales, Salisbury, Md., Mass and Mañanitas.

Dec. 12:

4:30 a.m., St. Mary, Refuge of Sinners, Cambridge, Md., Mañanitas; 5:30 a.m., St. Catherine of Siena, Wilmington, Mañanitas; 10 a.m., St. John the Apostle, Mass and fiesta; 11 a.m., Holy Cross, Dover, Mass, procession, fiesta; 3 p.m., St. Agnes, Rising Sun, Md., Mass, Mañanitas, fiesta; 4:30 p.m., St. Michael the Archangel, Georgetown, Mass and fiesta; 5 p.m., Holy Spirit, New Castle, fiesta; 6:30 p.m., Holy Name of Jesus, Pocomoke City, Md., Mass, fiesta; 7 p.m., Holy Rosary, Claymont, Mass, fiesta; 7 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima, New Castle, Mass, Juan Diego play, fiesta (procession at 5:30 p.m.); 7 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes, Seaford, Mass, fiesta, Mañanitas; 7 p.m., St. Dennis, Galena, Md., Mass; 7 p.m., St. Mary, Refuge of Sinners, Cambridge, Md., Mass; 7 p.m., St. Paul, Wilmington, Mass, fiesta;

Dec. 13:

10:30 a.m., St. Catherine of Siena, Wilmington, procession from Walmart, Mass at 12:30 p.m; 2 p.m., St. Joseph, Middletown, procession and reception; 4 p.m., Ss. Peter and Paul School, Easton, Md., fiesta with mariachi.