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February 13, 2008


Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, will be the celebrant and homilist for the annual Mass to honor altar servers from Chester County, Delaware County and Philadelphia South Vicariates. More than 1,000 altar servers and their families representing 55 parishes are expected to attend, with 47 priests concelebrating the Mass. Cardinal Rigali will recognize 55 altar servers for their dedicated service to their parish.

Sunday, February 17, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Music will be provided by the adult and children choirs from Saint Denis Parish in Havertown, Delaware County, Saint Katherine of Siena Parish in Wayne, Delaware County, Saint Monica Parish in Berwyn, Chester County and Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Strafford, Chester County, under the direction of Carrie Welsh. Seminarians from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood will serve as ushers along with members of Philadelphia-area Serra Clubs, which promote vocations to the priesthood.

Editor's Note: 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. Television cameras will not be permitted in the Cathedral. Reporters and still photographers will be permitted in the Cathedral.

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Meredith Wilson
Communications Specialist

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