Farewell Mass for Father Jacinto Mary Chapin
Father Jacinto Mary Chapin, Rector of the Shrine Church, has been called upon to assume the positions of Delegate Superior for the United States Delegation of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate and Father Guardian of their friary in Griswold, Connecticut. When he assumes his new roles in mid-December, he will no longer be able to serve at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, where he has faithfully served for many years.
In appreciation of his years of generous service at the Shrine, we wish to provide a fitting farewell for Father Jacinto Mary.
Please join us for Holy Mass on Tuesday, December 13, at 12:15 p.m., which will be principally celebrated by Cardinal Burke.
Father Elias M. Mills will assume the duties of Rector of the Shrine Church. He will join Father Joachim M. Mudd and Friar Michael M. Lominoque in serving the spiritual needs of pilgrims. We expect his arrival in early December.