Wednesday, April 30, 2008

CELEBRATIONS TO BE PRESIDED BY THE POPE: MAY - AUGUST

MAY
- Saturday 3: At 6 p.m. in the Roman basilica of St. Mary Major, recitation of the Rosary
- Sunday 11: Pentecost Sunday. Mass at 10 a.m. in the Vatican Basilica.
- Saturday 17 and Sunday 18: Pastoral visit to Savona and Genoa, Italy.
- Thursday 22: Solemnity of Corpus Christi. Mass at 7 p.m. in the basilica of St. John Lateran, followed by a procession to the basilica of St. Mary Major for Eucharistic blessing.

JUNE
- Saturday 14 and Sunday 15: Pastoral visit to Santa Maria di Leuca and Brindisi, Italy.

-Saturday 28: At 6 p.m. in the Roman basilica of St. Paul's Outside-the- Walls, First Vespers for the solemn opening of the Pauline Year

- Sunday 29: Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles. Mass at 9.30 a.m. in the Vatican Basilica. Blessing and imposition of the pallium on metropolitan archbishops

JULY
- Saturday 12 to Monday 21: Apostolic trip to Australia for World Youth Day in Sydney.

AUGUST
- Friday 15: Solemnity of the Assumption, Mass at 8 a.m. in the parish church of St. Thomas of Villanova in Castelgandolfo.

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