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April-June 2015 Calendar of Papal Celebrations

April-June 2015 Calendar of Papal Celebrations

(Vatican Radio)  The Master of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations, Msgr. Guido Marini has issued the calendar of celebrations to be presided by Pope Francis from April to June 2015.  We publish the dates below:

APRIL 2015

26    IV Sunday of Easter :   St. Peter’s Basilica, 9:30 a.m. – Holy Mass with priestly ordinations to be followed at 12 noon by the Regina Coeli.

MAY 2015

3      V Sunday of Easter:  Pastoral visit to the parish “Santa Maria Regina Pacis” in Ostia, an ancient coastal town outside Rome, 4:00 p.m.

12    Tuesday:    St. Peter’s Basilica, 5:30 p.m. – Holy Mass for the opening of the General Assembly of Caritas Internationalis

17    VI Sunday of Easter:   St. Peter’s Square, 10:00 a.m. – Canonizations of Giovanna Emilia De Villeneuve,  Maria Cristina dell’Immacolata Concezione Brando, Maria Alfonsina Danil Ghattas and Maria di Gesù Crocifisso Baouardy.

24   Pentacost Sunday:   St. Peter’s Basilica, 10.00 a.m. – Holy Mass.

JUNE 2015

4  Thursday, Solemnity of the Blessed Body and Blood of Christ:  St John Lateran Square, 7:00 p.m. –  Corpus Domini Mass and Procession to Saint Mary Major Basilica and Eucharistic Blessing

6  Saturday:   Apostolic visit to Sarajevo (Bosnia)

21-22 Sunday/Monday :  Pastoral visit to the northern Italian city of Turin

25  Saturday:  Hall of the Consistory, 10:00 a.m. – Consistory for a number of canonization causes
29  Monday:  St Peter’s Basilica, 9:30 a.m. – Pallium Mass 

(from Vatican Radio)