Guadalupe Torches journey to culminate in annual procession Dec. 2

November 28, 2023 at 1:17 p.m.
Guadalupe torch captains enter Holy Family Church at the start of the 2022 Mass. The conclusion of the 2023 Guadalupe Torch pilgrimage and Mass will take place on Dec. 2. Mike Ehrmann photo
Guadalupe torch captains enter Holy Family Church at the start of the 2022 Mass. The conclusion of the 2023 Guadalupe Torch pilgrimage and Mass will take place on Dec. 2. Mike Ehrmann photo


Bright and early the morning of Dec. 2, the streets in Lakewood will be filled with musicians, floats, dancers in costume and walking pilgrims as they accompany the Antorchas Guadalupanas – Torches of Guadalupe – on the final leg of their annual pilgrimage throughout the Diocese of Trenton.

The torches will travel together with the various participating groups beginning at 8:30 a.m. at St. Mary of the Lake Church, 43 Madison Avenue. The route will be approximately three-and-a-half miles, ending at the Holy Family Chapel, 1139 East County Line Road at around 11:45 a.m., in time for the noon Mass. Performances by parish groups will start at 7 a.m. at the St. Mary of the Lake campus and continue until the pilgrimage steps off at 8:30. A shuttle bus will be available for pilgrims who wish to travel between both sites.

The Mass will be celebrated by Msgr. Thomas N. Gervasio, diocesan vicar general. Homilist will be Father Javier Diaz, pastor of Christ the King Parish, Long Branch. The Mass will also be livestreamed on diocesan media sties.

The 2023 Traveling Torch celebration commenced Oct. 28 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, where torches adorned with the picture of Our Lady were carried to parishes throughout the four counties during the month of November.

In the Diocese, the tradition of the Torches of Guadalupe and pilgrimage began in 2016 and its primary focus on the torches symbolizing that the Blessed Virgin Mary is lighting the way to her Son.


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Bright and early the morning of Dec. 2, the streets in Lakewood will be filled with musicians, floats, dancers in costume and walking pilgrims as they accompany the Antorchas Guadalupanas – Torches of Guadalupe – on the final leg of their annual pilgrimage throughout the Diocese of Trenton.

The torches will travel together with the various participating groups beginning at 8:30 a.m. at St. Mary of the Lake Church, 43 Madison Avenue. The route will be approximately three-and-a-half miles, ending at the Holy Family Chapel, 1139 East County Line Road at around 11:45 a.m., in time for the noon Mass. Performances by parish groups will start at 7 a.m. at the St. Mary of the Lake campus and continue until the pilgrimage steps off at 8:30. A shuttle bus will be available for pilgrims who wish to travel between both sites.

The Mass will be celebrated by Msgr. Thomas N. Gervasio, diocesan vicar general. Homilist will be Father Javier Diaz, pastor of Christ the King Parish, Long Branch. The Mass will also be livestreamed on diocesan media sties.

The 2023 Traveling Torch celebration commenced Oct. 28 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, where torches adorned with the picture of Our Lady were carried to parishes throughout the four counties during the month of November.

In the Diocese, the tradition of the Torches of Guadalupe and pilgrimage began in 2016 and its primary focus on the torches symbolizing that the Blessed Virgin Mary is lighting the way to her Son.

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