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October 5, 2009

Cardinal Rigali to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Mass

Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, will be the main celebrant and homilist of the Hispanic Heritage Mass. The annual Mass is expected to draw approximately 1,000 faithful from around the area. Many participants will dress in traditional ethnic clothing from their country of origin or heritage as a way to celebrate the unity and diversity of the Hispanic Community.

Sunday, October 11, 2009
Procession: 2:00 p.m.
Mass: 2:30 p.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

In addition to ethnic dress, a procession will take place prior to the Mass and will included banners of patron saints of the 20 countries with historic Hispanic heritage.


Editor's Note: If you are interested in electronic photos from last year's Mass please contact the Office for Communications at

Bonnie Olinger
Communications Assistant

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