Details about La Cruzada 2018
On Saturday, December 7th, pilgrims from throughout the Bay Area, California, and neighboring states will come together to pray and sing and walk in a pilgrimage through the cities of South San Francisco, Colma, Daly City, and San Francisco, to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe.
ROUTE OF THE PILGRIMAGE
This year is the 25th anniversary of the procession, and thousands of pilgrims (expected to be more than 30,000 participants) are expected to take part.
The pilgrims gather at 5:00 a.m. at All Souls Church in South San Francisco, at 5:30 there will be a Pilgrim's Blessings, and at 6:00 a.m. pilgrims begin to walk (for locals, please expect early morning traffic delays between 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. in this area due to the march), making their way to Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, Holy Angels Church in Daly City, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in San Francisco, and finally to St. Mary's Cathedral.
About the Event
The 12-mile walk will take almost six hours to reach the Cathedral where at 2 p.m. they will celebrate with a mass with Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. This year, the Mass is the world premiere of a musical setting commissioned by the Archbishop and created by noted composer Frank La Rocca. This is the new "Mass of the Americas", with texts in English, Spanish, Latin, and Nahuatl. All are welcome to attend this Mass, whether you have processed from South San Francisco or just walked across the street.
Here are flyers with detailed information on how to participate fully in this unique and inspirational pilgrimage:
To unite in one Faith, Walk and Pray for: the health of the sick, immigration reform, world peace and justice, our personal intentions, and with the intercession of The Queen of America and Empress of the World "Our Lady of Guadalupe".