Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe) in Greenwich Village is the oldest Spanish-speaking Catholic parish in New York City.
The parish was founded in 1902 across the street on the same block at the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. At the time, 14th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenue was New York City’s “Little Spain.” The church was a center of the community.
Little Spain has dispersed. To support the growth of New York City’s Mexican community, the Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe merged with St. Bernard’s Parish in 2003. The community moved to St. Bernard’s Church which is now The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico. She represents the confluence of Native American religious practice with Christianity.
The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City houses the original cloak of Juan Diego which holds her iconic image.
It is an interesting “coincidence” that New York City’s first Spanish-language parish would be devoted to her because our Mexican community will be New York City’s largest Latin community within the decade and is likely to remain so thereafter.
Masses at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Father Santiago Rubio is the shrine’s pastor.
There are Masses in Spanish Monday-Saturday at 6pm, and on Sundays at 9am, 11:15am and 12:30pm.
There are Masses in English Monday-Friday at 12:10pm, Saturday at 5pm, and on Sundays at 10am, and 5:30pm.
Visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
328 West 14th Street (between Seventh & Eighth Ave)
New York, NY 10014
(A) (C) (E) or (L) to 14th Street / Eighth Ave
(1) (2) (3) to 14th Street
For more information about church activities, visit www.guadalupeshrineny.org