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May 8, 2003


Approximately 2,000 people are expected to take part in the seventh annual May Procession and Prayer Service at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia on Mother's Day. May is the month designated to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary. Participants will recite the rosary as they process outside of the Cathedral. A May Queen will then crown a statue of Mary inside of the Cathedral.

Sunday, May 11, 2003
2:00 Procession Begins
2:30 p.m. Prayer Service Begins
Steps of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

The May Procession will last approximately thirty minutes and will be followed by a thirty minute Prayer Service. The speaker will be Reverend Martin Cioppi of the Office for Catholic Education. Music will be provided by the Archdiocesan Boy Choir.
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Donna Farrell
Broadcast and Media Specialist

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