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March 11, 2013

ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT TO CELEBRATE
16TH ANNUAL CULTURAL HERITAGE MASS

One Faith - Many Cultural Traditions is this year's theme


Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the celebrant and homilist at the annual Cultural Heritage Mass. This Mass celebrates the rich history and diversity among the faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Saturday, March 16, 2013
Procession (9:30 a.m.)
Mass (10:00 a.m.)
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Each year, the Cultural Heritage Mass welcomes representatives from all ethnic communities. Participants from approximately 20 countries will participate in the procession carrying banners and wearing ethnic clothing.

In addition to a large procession honoring ethnic diversity, seven choirs will provide music throughout the Mass. Scriptures readings and prayers will be proclaimed in five different languages including Swahili, Vietnamese and Indonesian. The faithful in attendance at this annual Mass represent the many Catholic immigrants who call the Philadelphia region home. All are welcome to attend.

The Cultural Heritage Mass is sponsored by the Office for Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees.

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Editor's Note: For more information on the Mass and the Office for Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees please visit http://archphila.org/evangelization/pastcare/pastcare.htm.


Contact
Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist
215-587-3747

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