Join the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe for the Celebration of All Saints Day and All Souls Day


Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Solemnity of All Saints (All Saints Day)
7:00 pm Celebration of the Holy Mass (Spanish)

The Solemnity of All Saints is a holy day of obligation and celebrates all the saints, known and unknown, in heaven. Following the Mass, bring your religious statues, images, and medals of your patron saints to be blessed.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day)
4:00 pm Families can begin building their altar de muerto (memorial altar)
6:00 pm Celebration of the Holy Mass (Spanish)
8:00 pm Blessing of Altars

Following the Mass, there will be a candlelight procession to the altars where everyone is invited to enjoy an evening of prayer and remembrance of their deceased loved ones. There will also be live music, pan de muerto, hot chocolate, and more traditional festivities until 10:00 pm.

Make Your Own Altar de Muerto 
For a donation of $10, you will receive a wooden cross and a dedicated space on our grounds to build and decorate your altar de muerto (memorial altar) with flowers, photos, special mementos, and offerings for your deceased loved ones.

Please reserve your space now—space is limited!
For more information and to reserve your space, please contact us at (847) 294-1806 or

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
1170 N. River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016
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