Holy Door to be opened in Guadalupe Parish
Father Roberto Cordero Robles is the parish priest of the Temple of Our Lady of Guadalupe. He has announced that the Holy Door will be opened in this precinct on October 12. This celebration kicks off the jubilee year commemorating the first centenary of the establishment of this parish. its construction began with the founding of the then-Puerto Las Peñas in the mid 1800’s.
“One of the Jubilee Year’s signs is a Holy Door, where Jesus is the door that leads us to his Father. They depict the main door of the temple, which we must pass through, as this lovely liturgical sign. On that day, we will dedicate this Holy Door, asking God to bless us and our entire community “, he stated emphatically.
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Franco Coppola, the Pope’s envoy to Mexico and Holy See Ambassador, will join Bishop Luis Artemio Flores Calzada to pronounce the jubilee year and officiate the solemn service. They will open the Holy Door as part of the mass. Also a motiff of celebration are the celebrations of the Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe’s centennial.
On October 12, 1921, the temple had an upgrade to the status of parish, making it the first in the region. The schedule of celebrations focuses mostly on spiritual activities to help the people of Vallarta grow spiritually. There will also be competitions and sports, cultural, artistic, and human promotion contests.
The Parish Museum will have its inauguration as part of this celebration. It will include seven display rooms. There will be religious art, documents, photographs, movies, and historical objects from Puerto Vallarta and the parish on display. It will contain a Guadalupana Room as well as another one for temporary exhibits.
Father Roberto Cordero explains:
Access to the celebrations will be limited owing to the pandemic’s circumstances, but we want the entire Puerto Vallarta community to be represented. There will be delegates from parishes, apostolic groups, commissions, and some social, business, and service sectors of the city.