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Guadalupe celebrates both faith and tradition
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|CELEBRATION: Quiceaneras dance during Sunday's liturgy for Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Agnes Church in Green Bay. The Mass started two days of celebrations for the Spanish-speaking community in Green Bay. (Scott Mueller photo)
By Laurie Mueller
St. Willebrord and St. Agnes churches in Green Bay were filled with people, flowers, dancing and music Dec 11-12 in a festive celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
This is the 15th year St. Willebrord Parish - which is home to a large Hispanic and Spanish-speaking community - has hosted the event.
"The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is probably the most important feast day for Hispanic and other Spanish speaking people," said Sr. Melanie Maczka, pastoral associate at St. Willebrord. "The feast and traditions are familiar to many."
Since 2001, Sunday's festivities and liturgy have been moved to St. Agnes, which seats 1,500, compared to 500 in St. Willebrord. All seats were filled.
Bp. David Zubik presided at the Mass. He thanked the community for inviting him back for the celebration despite, he said, his poor Spanish skills. Fr. Ken DeGroot, O.Praem, pastor of St. Willebrord delivered the homily, first in Spanish, then in English.
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