2015 is the Year for Families! Pope Francis has asked all families to enrich and energize family life by praying the “World Meeting of Families Prayer” each day for their own family’s personal intentions. These prayer cards were handed out after each Mass this weekend; extras are available in Church.
In recognition of the historic visit of Pope Francis to the United States, the USCCB has created several ways that we can stay connected to these events.
A PDF file of Pope Francis’s schedule can be found here: Pope Francis Visit Schedule
All events will be live streamed from the USCCB website here: www.usccb.org/live
Video on Demand
All events will be available shortly after their conclusion at: www.usccb.org/about/leadership/holy-see/francis/papal-visit-2015/papal-visit-2015-video-on-demand.cfm
App for Mobile Devices
You can watch all live-streaming and video on demand as well as up to the minute news and photos from the USA Catholic Church app available for iOS and Android. You can download the app for free by visiting www.USACatholic.Church on your smartphone or tablet.
Special guests will be providing commentary and explanations of several events as they happen in Washington, New York City, and Philadelphia.
Some events include:
- The canonization Mass of Blessed Junípero Serra
- The Holy Father’s visit to Catholic Charities in Washington
- Vespers at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York
- Mass at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia
- Blessing and remarks on Independence Mall
- The Festival of Families
- The Holy Father’s visit to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility
- The Closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia