Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Parish celebrates 100th anniversary
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a solemn Mass at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.
His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will preside at the liturgy and celebration. Following the Mass, a reception will be held for all in attendance at 8:30 p.m. in the parish hall.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church was founded in 1912 by the Oblate Priests of Mary Immaculate to provide religious sacraments for the large influx of Mexican immigrants feeling to the United States. This was a period of religious persecution during the Mexican revolution, according to a church press release.
The Oblate priests served the parish until 1973 when priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus order took over day-to-day operations and services of the church.
The parish has been considered the mother church for the Hispanic population in Houston. Today's church members compose the fifth- generation descendants of those who came here in the 1900s.
The whole community is invited to join in celebrating this joyous occasion. The parish's pastor is Rev. Edward Killanski.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church is located at 2405 Navigation Blvd., Houston.
For more information, call 713-222-0203 or visit olghouston.org.
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