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Posted on Jul 1, 2015 |

Pope’s Itinerary for US Visit

Pope’s Itinerary for US Visit

Staff and visitors could have their picture taken with a cutout of Pope Francis at the Academy of Natural Sciences on a recent "Philly Francis Friday," in preparation for the Pope's visit to Philadelphia this fall. Here's the schedule for his US visit this fall, where you can see him in person (but probably not take a selfie with him).

Staff and visitors could have their picture taken with a cutout of Pope Francis at the Academy of Natural Sciences on a recent “Philly Francis Friday,” in preparation for the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia this fall. Here’s the schedule for his US visit this fall, where you can see the Holy Father in person (but probably not take a selfie with him).

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced Pope Francis’s schedule for his visit to the United States this fall. Beside addressing Congress and the United Nations, canonizing Fr. Junipero Serra at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Mass for attendees at the World Meeting of Families, it includes numerous other events in Washington and Philadelphia, including a private meeting with President Obama, Mass at Madison Square Garden, and a visit to an inner-city school and a prison.

The complete schedule:

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (WASHINGTON, DC)

  • 4:00 p.m.    Arrival from Cuba at Joint Base Andrews

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (WASHINGTON, DC)

  • 9:15  a.m.  Meeting with President Obama at the White House
  • 11:30 a.m. Midday Prayer with the bishops of the United States, St. Matthew’s Cathedral
  • 4:15  p.m.  Mass of Canonization of Junipero Serra, Basilicia of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (WASHINGTON, DC, NEW YORK CITY)

  • 9:20  a.m.  Address to Joint Session of the United States Congress
  • 11:15 a.m. Visit to St. Patrick in the City and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
  • 4:00 p.m.   Depart from Joint Base Andrews
  • 5:00 p.m.   Arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • 6:45 p.m.   Evening Prayer (Vespers) at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (NEW YORK CITY)

  • 8:30  a.m. Visit to the United Nations and Address to the United Nations General Assembly
  • 11:30 a.m. Multi-religious service at 9/11 Memorial and Museum, World Trade Center
  • 4:00  p.m.  Visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School, East Harlem
  • 6:00  p.m.  Mass at Madison Square Garden

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 (NEW YORK CITY, PHILADELPHIA)

  • 8:40  a.m.  Departure from John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • 9:30  a.m.  Arrival at Atlantic Aviation, Philadelphia
  • 10:30 a.m. Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia
  • 4:45  p.m.  Visit to Independence Mall
  • 7:30  p.m.  Visit to the Festival of Families Benjamin Franklin Parkway

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (PHILADELPHIA)

  • 9:15   a.m.  Meeting with bishops at at St. Martin’s Chapel, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
  • 11:00  a.m. Visit to Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility
  • 4:00  p.m.   Mass for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families, Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • 7:00   p.m.  Visit with organizers, volunteers and benefactors of the World Meeting of Families, Atlantic Aviation
  • 8:00   p.m.  Departure for Rome

 

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