We invite you to join us this year for our annual

celebrations in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe!


Guadalupana Celebrations



December 11, 2022

9 AM - Sunday Mass (Spanish)

11 AM - Sunday Mass (English)

1 PM - Sunday Mass (Spanish)

4 PM - Sunday Mass (Spanish)

6 PM - Sunday Mass (Spanish)

(Celebrant: Cardinal Blase J. Cupich)

8 PM - Solemn Opening Mass (Bilingual)

9:30 PM - Fireworks

10 PM - Guadalupana Torch

11 PM - Serenade (Bilingual)


December 12, 2022

12 AM - Solemn Midnight Mass (Bilingual)

1 AM - Prayer of the Holy Rosary

5 AM - Solemn Mass

7 AM - Serenade (Bilingual)

8 AM - Prayer of the Holy Rosary

9 AM - Prayer of the Holy Rosary

10 AM - Prayer of the Holy Rosary

11 AM - Prayer of the Holy Rosary

12 PM - Solemn Mass

1 PM - Prayer of the Holy Rosary

2 PM - Prayer of the Holy Rosary

3 PM - Prayer of the Holy Rosary

4 PM - Solemn Mass

5 PM - Holy Hour

7 PM - Solemn Closing Mass (Bilingual)

(Celebrant: Bishop Jeffrey Grob)


We are very excited to receive hundreds and thousands of pilgrims this year! To make sure everyone has an enjoyable experience, we ask all pilgrims to be respectful and obey the following:

No alcohol

The possession and consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited

No weapons

The possession of weapons or firearms is not allowed anywhere on or near the property

No propaganda

Distribution of propaganda and or other marketing materials is not allowed on campus.

No trading

For everyone's safety, the distribution of food, beverages, and or religious items is not allowed

No drones

Drones or other forms of unmanned aerial vehicles is not allowed

No pets

Pets are not allowed

Novena in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Click on the play button below to listen to the daily Novena. The Novena will also be prayed after the 7 PM mass on the days listed below.

The Novena will be prayed after the 6 PM mass on Sundays.

How to make a Pilgrimage

Additional information for the Pilgrim

Is there lodging?

The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe is partnering up with Hotel Crowne Plaza in Northbrook. The hotel is offering rooms at a discounted rate for all pilgrims who wish to visit Our Lady of Guadalupe, but need a place to stay. They are also offering complimentary shuttle services between the hours of 10pm and 2am on December 11th, Sunday night.

Please visit the following link to make a reservation at the Hotel ->

If you have any questions, please contact the Hotel at (847) 298-2525 x6905

Hotel Crowne Plaza

2875 N. Milwaukee Ave

Northbrook IL 60062

Are there confessions?

During the Celebrations of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we do not administer the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Where can we find additional information?

To obtain additional information, including registration forms, please contact our Main Office at (847) 294-1806.

Suggested instructions to plan your visit

We recommend that you first seek information at your local Parish. Many local Parishes throughout the Chicago land area organize pilgrimages and trips to the Shrine, where everyone travels together as a Parish. If your local Parish is not organizing a pilgrimage, you can get together with friends and family and make the pilgrimage together. To make your voyage more enjoyable, we ask that large pilgrimage groups register beforehand so that we can attend to your needs. Regardless if you come walking, running, cycling, or driving, Our Lady of Guadalupe will welcome you with a warm hug!

When can I visit Our Lady of Guadalupe?

You may visit us at any time! The outdoor Plaza is always open 24/7 to everyone who seeks to visit our Blessed Mother. Specific amenities like the Tilma Gift Shop and the Main Office are not always available 24/7.

Is there a price or visiting fee?

No, there is never a cost to visit. However, if you wish to park on the grounds of the Shrine, we ask for a small donation of $15.00 per vehicle.

Where can we park?

Due to limited parking on the grounds of the Shrine, the Shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe is pleased to offer off-site parking lots. These off site parking lots are free and open to anyone.

St. Emily Parish

1400 E. Central Rd, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056

(From 8 p. m. on December 11 until 5 a.m. on December 12)

Plaza Palwaukee

664 Milwaukee Ave, Prospect Heights, IL 60070

Oakton Community College

1600 East Golf Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Shuttle bus services will be available and will start on December 11 at 6:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. on December 12. These shuttle bus services are to transport people to the Shrine from the off site parking lots.

If you wish to park on the grounds of the Shrine, there will be a cost of $15.00 per passenger vehicle.

Event Coverage

For those unable to be physically present at the Shrine, the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe is pleased to offer a live-streaming service that will provide live event coverage throughout the entire Feast directly on our social media platforms.



Media (Press)

Registration for Press and Media Teams

All media outlets must register by December 10th. Media Outlets who do not register beforehand, will not be granted access to the Shrine. Use the button below to register.

Media Press Packets

Use the button below to download a PDF copy of the Media Informational Packet.

(Packet will become available after December 1st)




The drawing of the raffle will take place

on Monday, December 12, 2022 at the

end of 7:00 p.m. Mass.

First prize: $10,000.00

Second prize: $3,000.00

Third prize: Apple iPad Pro

This raffle supports the

development of a new

Cafeteria for the Shrine

(847) 294-1806

1170 N River Rd

Des Plaines IL, 60016

Hours of Operation

Main Office Hours

The office will be closed from Sunday, December 11th, until Tuesday

The Tilma Gift Shop Hours

Sunday, December 11th

9 am - 3 am (crosses in next day)

Monday, December 12th

10 am - 6 pm

Tuesday, December 13th


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