Penfield church celebrates Guadalupe feast
The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe was celebrated with a Mass at St. Joseph Church in Penfield Dec. 12. The annual event featured children dressed as Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego, who witnessed the apparitions of Mary at Guadalupe in 1531.
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Altar server Mara Hepperd leads the procession at the beginning of Mass.
Five-year-old Ella Callahan portrays Our Lady of Guadalupe at the beginning of Mass.
Father Sergio Chávez preaches the homily.
Eight-year-old Estefania Martinez (left) and 6-year-old Eliana Menting wait to place roses by an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe during the presentation of the gifts.
Portraying St. Juan Diego, 4-year-old Alan Carbajal watches as people approach the altar to place roses by an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Members of Los Arpegios mariachi band Pedro Santiago (from left), Jesus Gracia and Marcos Santiago perform during a reception held after Mass.
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