LEWISTON — Prince of Peace Parish is scheduled to host a free celebration commemorating the Feast Day of Our Lady Guadalupe on Saturday, Dec. 11.

“The Latino community venerates her in a special way, especially as she is the Patroness of Mexico,” said Fr. Michael Sevigny, OFM Cap., director of the Office of Hispanic Ministry in the Diocese of Portland, according to a news release from the diocese. “This is an effort to unite the Latino community from all over the state and get to know one another. We are expecting people from all over Maine, and hope this is the first of a new annual tradition.”

The celebration will begin at noon at the Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, 122 Ash St. in Lewiston, with a bilingual Mass featuring a procession with a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, flowers, and candles.

A gathering with a dance troupe performing traditional Mexican dances, along with food and activities for the whole family, will be held in the hall of the basilica following the Mass. All are welcome to attend.

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