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October 23, 2003

CARDINAL RIGALI CELEBRATES FIRST MASS
IN PHILADELPHIA AS CARDINAL

Cardinal Justin Rigali will celebrate his first Mass as Cardinal in Philadelphia and greet parishioners after Mass. The Cardinal will celebrate the 11:00 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, one of the regularly scheduled weekly Masses at the Cathedral.


Sunday, October 26, 2003
11:00 a.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia


Only reporters and still cameras will be permitted inside of the Cathedral no video cameras. An audio/video mult-box feed will be provided in the Cathedral parking lot. Crews will need a bnc connector or a live truck. For mult-box parking, please enter the Cathedral parking lot on 17th Street between Vine and Race Streets.



Cardinal Rigali will also celebrate Mass in three counties, or vicariates, this week as part of his visits to all six vicariates of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Since his installation as Archbishop on October 7, 2003, the Cardinal has visited Northeast Philadelphia, Montgomery County and Bucks County where he has celebrated Mass and greeted parishioners.

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 Parish, East Goshen (Chester County)
Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. Good Shepherd Parish in Southwest Philadelphia


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Donna Farrell
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215-587-3747

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