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CELEBRATIONS TO BE PRESIDED BY THE POPE : March -APRIL

VATICAN CITY, 26 JAN 2012 (VIS)

The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff today published the calendar of celebrations due to be presided by the Holy Father
MARCH
Saturday 3: At 9 a.m. in the “Redemptoris Mater” Chapel, conclusion of the spiritual exercises of the Roman Curia.
Sunday 4: Second Sunday of Lent. At 9.30 a.m., Mass in the Roman parish of “San Giovanni Battista de La Salle al Torrino”.
Saturday 10: At 5.30 p.m., Vespers in the basilica of San Gregorio al Celio for the visit of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Friday 23 to Thursday 29: Apostolic trip to Mexico and Cuba.

APRIL
Sunday 1 - Palm Sunday and the Passion of the Lord. At 9.30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Square, blessing of palms, procession and Mass.
Thursday 5 - Holy Thursday. At 9.30 a.m. in the Vatican Basilica, Chrism Mass. At 5.30 p.m. in the basilica of St. John Lateran, beginning of the Easter Triduum with the Mass of the Last Supper.
Friday 6 - Good Friday. At 5 p.m. in the Vatican Basilica, celebration of the Lord’s Passion. At 9.15 p.m. at the Colosseum, Way of the Cross.
Saturday 7 - Holy Saturday. At 9 p.m. in the Vatican Basilica, Easter vigil.
Sunday 8 - Easter Sunday. Mass in St. Peter’s Square at 10.15 a.m. At midday, from the central loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica, “Urbi et Orbi” blessing.

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