My husband picked up La Vanguardia Hoy, the regional Spanish-language newspaper, while he was in Cincinnati earlier this week. My eye was caught by an announcement of an upcoming Mass in honor of St. Jude, to be held at La Tienda y Taquería La Canasta (a Mexican market/restaurant). October 28 is Jude’s feast day; the article implies that this Mass is behind held as the culmination of a novena in Jude’s honor.
What intrigues me is the use of the taquería as the venue for the Mass. Why not a church? Why this commercial location? The uncaptioned photo accompanying the article, which I’m guessing shows a Mass from a previous year, includes a Latino-looking man in what appear to be clerical robes, which would suggest that the “misa” really is a Mass, not a lay-led devotion.
I’m curious to go. This is what La Canasta looks like from the outside: