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March 8, 2006

CARDINAL RIGALI TO CELEBRATE
ST. PATRICK'S DAY OBSERVANCE MASS
AND MARCH IN PARADE

Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, will be the celebrant and homilist at the Saint Patrick's Day Observance Mass. Concelebrants of the Mass include Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, Most Reverend Joseph P. McFadden, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, Monsignor John J. McIntyre, Reverend Daniel E. Mackle, Pastor of St. Patrick Parish and Reverend Kevin C. Trautner, Chaplin, St. Patrick's Day Observance Association of Philadelphia.


Sunday, March 12, 2006
9:30 a.m.
Saint Patrick Parish
20th and Locust Streets
Philadelphia



Following Mass, Cardinal Rigali will join marchers from over 150 groups in the St. Patrick's Day Parade.


Special Note: Cardinal Rigali has granted a dispensation from the Lenten obligation to abstain from eating meat on Friday, March 17, 2006 because of the Feast of Saint Patrick. The Cardinal encourages those who wish to take advantage of this dispensation to perform some other Lenten work of piety or charity.

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Contact
Meredith V. Wilson
Communications Specialist
215-587-3747

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