Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration

By Cathy Bagot, Trinity, Newark

I attended the Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration on December 19 at All Saints, New Albany – co-sponsored by St. Andrew’s, Pickerington. What a joyful worship! It began with ethnic dancers dressed in colorful costumes designed specifically for the celebration. The service, including music, was primarily in Spanish. Even though my smattering of high school Spanish is long forgotten it was interesting to note how familiar the cadence and movement of the liturgy was. Fr. Jason Prati’s sermon was delivered in English and translated into Spanish for the large number of Spanish-speaking participants. The interpreter was excellent – every bit as good as the Presiding Bishop’s interpreter!

The service was followed by a wonderful meal provided by a local restaurant with musical accompaniment a Mariachi band and an opportunity for all of us to visit and deepen the developing community.