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December 5, 2007

Cardinal Rigali Celebrated 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 10:45 p.m. there will be a festival of Christmas Carols, prelude music and other sacred choral works performed by the Cathedral Basilica Choir and the Cathedral Basilica Brass Quartet and Timpani.
12:00 a.m.- Music provided by the Cathedral Basilica Choir and the Cathedral Basilica Brass Quartet.

For those unable to attend Christmas Eve or Midnight Mass they will be streamed live on the Archdiocesan website

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 Day
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 10:45 a.m Saint Francis de Sales, 47th Street and Springfield Avenue, Southwest Philadelphia. If there are any questions, please contact Saint Francis de Sales directly at 215-222-5819.

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Meredith Wilson
Communications Specialist

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