Resources to assist during Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to the United States

If you have not already done so, please make plans to enhance your catechetcial programs this week in light of Pope Francis’ apostolic visit.

Catechetical Resources, for all ages, prepared by the USCCB can be found here:

http://www.usccb.org/about/leadership/holy-see/francis/papal-visit-2015/2015-papal-visit-catechetical-resources.cfm

While many broadcast and cable channels will be covering the visit, you can also view live coverage online at the USCCB site here:

http://www.usccb.org/about/leadership/holy-see/francis/papal-visit-2015/papal-visit-2015-live-stream.cfm

 

The schedule for the visit is below.  (Note: All times are Eastern Daylight Time.)

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

16:00 Arrival at the Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C.
Official welcoming ceremony at the Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

9:15 Welcoming ceremony at the South Lawn of the White House
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
Courtesy Visit to the President of the United States of America
11:30 Meeting with the Bishops of the United States of America at St Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
16:15 Holy Mass and Canonization of Blessed Fr. Junipero Serra at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

Thursday, 24 September 2015

9:20

Visit to the Congress of the United States of America
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

11:15

Visit to the Charitable Center of St. Patrick Parish and meeting with the homeless in Washington, D.C.
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

16:00 Departure by plane for New York
17:00 Arrival at JFK Airport in New York
18:45 Vespers with the Clergy, Men and Women Religious at St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

Friday, 25 September 2015

08:30 Visit to the Headquarters of the United Nations
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
11:30

Interreligious encounter at the Ground Zero memorial in New York
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

16:00

Visit to “Our Lady, Queen of the Angels” School and meeting with children and families of migrants in New York (Harlem)

18:00 Holy Mass at the Madison Square Garden in New York
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

Saturday, 26 September 2015

08:40 Departure by plane for Philadelphia
09:30 Arrival at the International Airport of Philadelphia
10:30 Holy Mass with the Bishops, Clergy, Men and Women Religious of Pennsylvania gathered at the Cathedral of Sts Peter and Paul in Philadelphia
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
16:45

Meeting for Religious Freedom with the Hispanic community and other immigrants at the Independence Mall in Philadelphia
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

19:30 Festival of families and vigil of prayer at the B. Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

Sunday, 27 September 2015

09:15 Meeting with bishops taking part in the World Meeting of Families gathered at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
11:00

Visit to detainees at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

16:00 Holy Mass concluding the World Meeting of Families at B. Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
19:00

Greeting to the organizing committee, volunteers and benefactors at the International Airport of Philadelphia

19:45 Farewell ceremony
20:00 Departure by plane from Philadelphia for Rome/Ciampino