Youth group (nicknamed YOUP!) meets throughout the year. Check our schedule by clicking the button below. The Youth Room is located in the basement of the Parish House. All middle and high school youth are welcome for discussion, fellowship, and fun.
We hope to see you there!
Our Fall 2023 Schedule
Fall Kickoff! 3:00pm - 4:30pm | Gruto's Run & Hangout
Shrine Mont weekend - no gathering this week
Attend 10:00am service to support those being confirmed
3:00pm | Pumpkin Carving @ Church & Trunk or Treat theme brainstorming
after 10:00am service | Trunk or Treat
November 5 - Rescheduled for November 19
6:15pm - 7:15pm Labyrinth & Bonfire w/ compline
Grace-to-Go distribution | 3:45pm
Address: 75 Plaza Street, Leesburg
6:15-7:15pm | Labyrinth & Bonfire w/Compline - Parish Hall
3:00pm | Angel Tree Shopping Trip to Target
Meet at Parish House/Youth Room
Permission Slip, click here.
4:45pm | Attend Misa Guadalupana with San Gabriel’s - The Rt. Rev. E. Mark Stevenson visiting
About the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
The Feast of La Virgen de Guadalupe is celebrated on December 12 throughout Mexico and increasingly in The Episcopal Church.
According to tradition, an indigenous man named Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin saw La Virgen on two separate occasions, on December 9 and December 12, 1531. In his vision, she told Juan Diego to ask the archbishop to build a church on the hill of Tepeyac, located in today’s Mexico City. Unconvinced by an uneducated, indigenous person, the bishop asked for proof of La Virgen’s appearance. When Juan Diego returned to Tepeyac, he found roses growing. He gathered the roses in his tilma (cloak) and took them to show to the bishop. Roses spilled out when he unfolded the tilma, and it revealed an image of La Virgen, a dark-skinned indigenous woman, head bowed in prayer. The bishop, convinced by the miracle, built a church.
The image of La Virgen de Guadalupe permeates Latino cultures. She serves as a rallying point for people’s hopes of liberation and justice revealed in Jesus Christ. The popularity of the feast continues to grow and is attached to many cultural observances. On the day of the feast, people process through towns and cities, offering their songs of love and joy. The procession is followed by a celebration of the Holy Eucharist that may feature dancers, drummers, banners, and mariachis.
-From the Book of Occasional Services 2022 https://www.episcopalcommonprayer.org/uploads/1/2/9/8/129843103/book_of_occasional_services_final.pdf
Time TBA | Caroling with the Choir to homebound parishioners
5:00pm | Christmas Pageant helpers