Feast Day of the Parish of Our Lady of Loreto in Guayaquil (Ecuador) from Dec. 1st-10th, 2015.
Our Lady of Loreto Parish in Guayaquil, Ecuador, has celebrated with joy the feast day of its patroness. On December 1st we began the novena of Our Lady of Loreto. In the 8 zones of the parish the “missionaries” organized the parishioners to meet and pray together. The servant priests and brothers visited different zones each night to accompany the members of the parish.
On December 5th we held the Great Family Celebration and Fundraiser. Many people helped make the event possible. Thanks to their generosity we had a great fundraiser and celebration after Mass. This event enables us to continue with the construction of the Parish. Different groups of the parish sold different kinds of Ecuadorian foods. Many people participated in the Bingo and at the end of the night the winning numbers of the raffle were drawn. We also had live music. The atmosphere of the celebration was good and the parishioners were happy to help the parish and have a good time together.
Finally, the feast day of Our Lady of Loreto arrived. On the 10th of December we celebrated a Solemn Mass that was presided by Fr. Francisco Sojos, one of the previous parish priests. Fr. Francisco preached about the importance of being filled with awe by the fact that the Word of God entered History through the incarnation in the womb of Mary. He said that If we are not filled with awe by the Word of God entering into history than we will not let Him enter into the story of our lives.
After Mass we processed through the streets with the Image of Our Lady of Loreto and we accompanied Our Blessed Mother with the rosary and songs in her honor.
May the Virgin Mary bless her parish, each of its members and in a special way each family. May she also bless the members of the Home here in Guayaquil that she has chosen to be part of Her gift. ¡Praise God!