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Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast at Seton Catholic Central

Seton Catholic Central celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Seton Catholic Central celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Thursday afternoon. The Feast marks what Catholics believe was the miraculous apparition of the Virgin Mary to Juan Diego near Mexico City in the year 1531. The appearance led to the conversion of about 9 million Aztec Indians to Catholicism.

Before a mass, students saw a video that explained the appearance. Father Joe O'Connor is the Director of the Vocations Office for the Syracuse Diocese. He tells what his hope is for the students after taking part in the mass.

"If they could have the courage, first of all that Juan Diego showed, to stand up to a society that might not be open to the idea of Jesus Christ, if they could say, 'maybe my little witness could change the world?' But, I also want them to see how Mary came to them in a way the culture could connect with and these students through their sports and ways that culture already understands, how God might be acting to bring their gifts and talents to the world," said Father O'Connor.

Parts of the mass were said and sung in Spanish in honor of the Feast day.
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