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August 27, 2015


A celebration of the Hispanic Families of the Archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will celebrate its 10th Annual Hispanic Heritage Mass in preparation for Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia. Reverend Bruce Lewandowski, C.Ss.R., Vicar for Cultural Ministries, will be the main celebrant and homilist. The newly formed Hispanic Archdiocesan Choir will make its debut performance at the Hispanic Heritage Mass.

Saturday, August 29, 2015
2:00 p.m. (Procession)
2:30 p.m. (Mass)
Holy Innocents Church
1337 East Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

As part of the celebration, a day of reflection will be offered starting at 8:30 a.m. at Holy Innocents Parish Hall. It will conclude with the Hispanic Heritage Mass. Award-winning writer and international lecturer, Reverend Domingo Rodriguez, S.T., will be the retreat's main presenter.

The Hispanic Heritage Mass commemorates the heritage and diversity of the Hispanic Catholic community in the Philadelphia region. Participants are encouraged to dress in the traditional attire of their countries of origin.

The Mass is sponsored by the Office for the Vicar for Cultural Ministries and the Office for Hispanic Catholics. All are invited to attend.

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Editor's Note: For more information, please contact Kathia Arango, Director of the Office for Hispanic Catholics at 215-667-2820.

Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist

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