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October 6, 2003


Wednesday, October 08, 2003

This is Archbishop Rigali's "first day on the job," where he will greet and meet employees of the Archdiocesan Office Center. Two photographers (one still, one video) will shoot. Pool still photos will be available via Associated Press. Associated Press will distribute the photographs electronically upon request. A Knight Ridder videographer is shooting pool video. Beta tapes will be available for pick up in the lobby of the Archdiocesan Office Center after 3:00 p.m. for KYW-TV, WPVI-TV, NBC10, WB17, FOX 29, CN8 and Univision.

Newspaper reporters/other media:
VHS copies will be available. If you are interested in a VHS copy of the day's events, you must reserve a tape by contacting the Office for Communications. Leave a voice mail message by 12 noon with your request (215-587-3747). Reserved VHS copies will be available for pick-up after 3:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Archdiocesan Office Center.

An after-the-fact news release with information about the day will be included with your tape and will be faxed to all newsrooms.

In the evening, Archbishop Rigali will celebrate Mass at Saint Martin of Tours Parish.
Saint Martin of Tours Parish
7:00 p.m.
Roosevelt Boulevard and Cheltenham Avenue
Northeast Philadelphia

Cameras are welcome. No formal interviews. The Archbishop will greet parishioners after Mass.


The Archbishop has planned to visit all five counties (six vicariates) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to say Mass and greet parishioners.

Thursday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. Corpus Christi Parish in Upper Gwynedd (Montgomery County)
Monday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. Our Lady of Good Counsel in Southampton (Bucks County)
The Archbishop departs for Rome with archdiocesan pilgrims on October 14 and returns in late October.
Monday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. Saint Pius X Parish in Broomall (Delaware County)
Tuesday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. Saints Peter and Paul Church, East Goshen (Chester County)
Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. Good Shepherd Parish in Southwest Philadelphia.

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Catherine L. Rossi
Director of Communications

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