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September 7, 2006

CARDINAL RIGALI ASKS PARISHES AND SCHOOLS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE TO COMMEMORATE SEPTEMBER 11TH ANNIVERSARY

Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, has asked that parishes and schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia commemorate the fifth anniversary of the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001:

Cardinal Rigali has requested that all 270 parishes of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia toll their church bells in observance of the first plane hitting the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m.

Cardinal Rigali has also asked that students in the Archdiocesan high schools and parish elementary schools stop for a moment of prayer at 8:46 a.m.

Most Reverend Joseph R. Cistone, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, will celebrate a Memorial Mass. All are invited to attend. (Cardinal Justin Rigali is unable to celebrate this Mass because he will be out of town for a scheduled event).

12:05 p.m.
September 11th Memorial Mass
Monday, September 11, 2006
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Chapel
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia

Contact
Meredith Wilson
Communications Specialist
215-587-3747

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