Thursday, October 6, 2016

A Very Rich And Vital Heritage . . .

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia marks the conclusion of Hispanic Heritage Month with the celebration of its 11th Annual Hispanic Heritage Mass.

Bishop Edward M. Deliman, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, will be the main celebrant and homilist. Prior to his episcopal ordination this summer, Bishop Deliman, who is bilingual, spent the majority of his priestly ministry in service to the Hispanic Catholic Community in the five-county Archdiocese.

Sunday, October 9, 2016
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

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 Hispanic Archdiocesan Choir, formed for Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia last year, will perform at the Hispanic Heritage Mass. Prior to the Mass a lively procession will take place including each country’s national flag, banners of patron saints of the 20 Latin American countries with Hispanic heritage, and a banner of each parish in the Hispanic Apostolate.

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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