Building Our Mother’s Church
When Our Lady of Guadalupe showed herself as a mother to Juan Diego and sent him to build a church it was the signal of a new era of evangelization and the birth of a new Catholic mestiza civilization. After almost 90 years of being honored in our now small church facilities on California Avenue, she sends us, her beloved children, to build a church that will mark a new era in the life of our parish. In the new Shrine Church, up to three times as many people will be able to gather for Sunday worship. We will be able to celebrate with greater reverence and unity the presence of Christ in the Sacraments of our Catholic faith. The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Co-Patroness of the Unborn, will be a beacon announcing the sacredness of all human life from conception to natural death. From here the Holy Spouses, Mary and Joseph will call society to rediscover the sanctity of traditional marriage and child-rearing.Here suffering, confused, downtrodden, and alienated pilgrims will be able to seek Truth, Hope, Mercy and Reconciliation. The Blessed Virgin sends us in our current time of need to overcome the culture of selfishness and death with a new civilization of Life and Love.