On December 12th, the Hispanic Community of St. Patrick's Seminary hosted an all day celebration of the feast of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. In the morning everyone sang mañanitas with the Oblate Sisters at their convent. The entire community honored our Blessed Mother and each other as a Church community under her protection with a Spanish Mass followed by dinner and entertainment in the evening.
The Mass was celebrated by Rev. David Lopez '18 with Rev. Mr. Ron Pangan assisting as a deacon. The music was provided by the St. Patrick's Spanish Choir and seminarian William Mamangun on the piano. Included in the program were wonderful songs, including Las Manos Abiertas, Cordero de Dios and Cábtico de María. Also, the Oblate Sisters renewed their vows during the Mass.
The evening continued with a social cocktail party and dinner with delightful Mariachi music and dancing. Our seminarians were in very good spirits having just completed their final exams and papers. Many departed for home early the next day.
Check out the slideshow below to see the day's events.