Following is the schedule for Pope Francis' September 2015 Apostolic Journey to the United States as released by the Vatican. All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.
 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015 (CUBA)

  • 10:15 a.m. Departure from Rome's Fiumicino airport for La Habana
  • 4:00 p.m. Arrival at José Martí International Airport of La Habana
  • 4:05 p.m. WELCOMING CEREMONY at the International Airport of La Habana

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2015 (CUBA)

  • 9:00 a.m. HOLY MASS at Plaza de la Revolución in La Habana
  • 4:00 p.m. COURTESY VISIT to the President of the Council of State and of the Council of Ministers of the Republic at Palacio de la Revolución in La Habana
  • 5:15 p.m. CELEBRATIONS OF VESPERS with Priests, Men and Women Religious and Seminarians at the Cathedral of La Habana
  • 6:30 p.m. GREETING TO THE YOUNG PEOPLE of the "Centro Cultural Padre Félix Varela" in La Habana

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 (CUBA)

  • 8:00 a.m. Departure by plane from La Habana for Holguín
  • 9:20 a.m. Arrival at Frank Pais International Airport of Holguín
  • 10:30 a.m. HOLY MASS at Plaza de la Revolución in Holguín
  • 3:45 p.m. BLESSING OF THE CITY from Loma de la Cruz in Holguín
  • 4:40 p.m. Departure by plane for Santiago
  • 5:30 p.m. Arrival at Antonio Maceo International Airport of Santiago
  • 7:00 p.m. MEETING WITH THE BISHOPS at St Basil The Great Seminary in Santiago
  • 7:45 p.m. PRAYER TO THE VIRGEN DE LA CARIDAD with the Bishops and the Papal Entourage at the Minor Basilica of the "Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre" Shrine in Santiago

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 (CUBA)

  • 8:00 a.m. HOLY MASS at the Minor Basilica of the "Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre" Shrine in Santiago
  • 11:00 a.m. MEETING WITH FAMILIES at Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral in Santiago followed by BLESSING OF THE CITY from the square in front of the Cathedral of Santiago
  • 12:15 p.m. FAREWELL CEREMONY at the Airport
  • 12:30 p.m. Departure by plane from the Airport of Santiago for Washington, D.C.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (WASHINGTON, DC)

  • 4:00  p.m.   Arrival at the Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C.; official welcoming ceremony 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (WASHINGTON, DC)

  • 9:15  a.m.   Welcoming ceremony at the South Lawn of the White House, courtesy visit to the President of the United States of America
  • 11:30 a.m.   Meeting with the Bishops of the United States of America at St Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
  • 4:15  p.m.   Holy Mass and Canonization of Blessed Fr. Junipero Serra at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

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
  • 5:15 p.m.   Procession through Central Park
  • 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 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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