Our Ecuadoran parishioners organized a very successful celebration of their Patroness, the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of La Virgen del Cisne. The celebration began with the reception and enthronement of the image of Our Lady during a vigil service in the church which was attended by about 150 people and which was followed by a simple Ecuadoran style supper in the church basement. Approximately 800 people attended the 12:30 PM Sunday Mass in honor of La Virgen del Cisne. At the conclusion of Mass, the congregation followed in procession as the image of Our Lady was carried to the auditorium where over 500 people gathered to continue the celebration by participating in cultural activities and sampling Ecuadoran foods.
Below are videos featuring two of the traditional Ecuadoran dances performed during the cultural activities in the auditorium: