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December 20, 2006

CARDINAL RIGALI CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS LITURGIES
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia

Christmas Eve: 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.

Midnight Mass
Please note that beginning at 11:00 p.m. there will be a festival of Christmas Carols and other sacred choral works performed by the Cathedral Basilica Choir and the Cathedral Basilica Brass Quartet.
12:00 a.m.- Music provided by the Cathedral Basilica Choir and the Cathedral Basilica Brass Quartet.


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.


Christmas
Christmas Day in the Cathedral: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. There will not be a mult-box feed.
Masses will be celebrated by the priests of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Media planning to cover any Masses at the Cathedral are asked to call the Cathedral Rectory at 215-561-1313 and leave a message.


Cardinal Rigali will be the celebrant and homilist for Christmas Mass at 10:30 a.m Visitation Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 196 North Trooper Road, Trooper, Montgomery County. If there are any questions please contact Visitation B.V.M. directly at 610-539-5572.

Contact
Donna M. Farrell
Director of Communications
215-587-3747

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