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December 20, 2005

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Saturday, December 24, 2005 - Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, is the celebrant and homilist of all Masses
5:00 p.m. Christmas Vigil Mass
7:30 p.m. Christmas Vigil Mass Please note that the Archdiocesan Boy Choir will be singing carols at 7:00 p.m.
Christmas Midnight Mass
Please note that beginning at 11:00 p.m. there will be a Prayer Service and Christmas Carols sung by the Archdiocesan Adult Choir.
12:00 a.m.- Music provided by the Cathedral Choir.

Editor's Note: Television cameras will not be permitted in the Cathedral. An audio and video mult-box feed will be provided in the parking lot of the Cathedral. Please enter on 17th Street, between Race and Vine Streets. Crews will need a bnc connector and a recording deck or a live truck. Reporters and still photographers will be permitted in the Cathedral. Television Crews please contact Father Daniel Kearns with any technical questions, 215-888-0305 (cell).

Sunday, December 25, 2005
Other Masses on Christmas Day in the Cathedral: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m.
Media planning to cover any Masses at the Cathedral are asked to call the Cathedral Rectory at
215-561-1313 and leave a message for the rector, Monsignor Close.

Cardinal Rigali will be the celebrant and homilist for Christmas Mass at 11:00 a.m Saint Rose of Lima Parish, 1535 North 59th Street, West Philadelphia. If there are any questions please contact Saint Rose of Lima directly at 215-877-2991.

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Donna M. Farrell
Director of Communications

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