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October 4, 2011


Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia, will be the main celebrant and homilist at the annual Hispanic Heritage Mass.

Sunday, October 9, 2011
2:00 p.m. (Procession)
2:30 p.m. (Mass)
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Hispanic Catholics will gather to celebrate their heritage and rich diversity along with the many priests serving in the Hispanic Apostolate throughout the Archdiocese. The festivities begin at 2:00 p.m. with an entrance procession of national flags and banners depicting patron saints of the 20 Latin American countries of Hispanic heritage as well as the Papal and American flags. Participants in the Mass are encouraged to dress in the traditional attire of their countries of origin. The Mass draws faithful from around the region to celebrate the diversity and unity of the Hispanic Catholic community. All are invited to attend.

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Editor's Note: For more information call the Office for Hispanic Catholics at 215-667-2820 or visit

Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist

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