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September 23, 2003

CARDINAL BEVILACQUA TO CELEBRATE ANNUAL PUERTO RICAN MASS

Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua will be the main celebrant at the annual Puerto Rican Festival Mass. Reverend William S. Murphy, the first pastor of the Archdiocesan mission parish in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, will be the homilist. The purpose of the Mass is to celebrate the faith, accomplishments and culture of the Puerto Rican people.

Thursday, September 25, 2003
Procession
6:30 p.m.
18th and Vine Streets
Philadelphia

Mass
7:00 p.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia


Cardinal Bevilacqua announced the adoption of the Mission Parish, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico in July 1999. As priests and seminarians of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia serve at the mission parish, they also learn how to better serve the Hispanic community in Philadelphia.

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