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May 22, 2015 - Ordinations, Pentecost and Confirmations at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross

MEDIA ADVISORY  
 
Cardinal Seán  O'Malley will lead the following celebrations which are taking place this weekend at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, 1400 Washington, Boston, MA:
 
  • Ordinations to the priesthood (Saturday, May 23, 9am)  
  • Pentecost Vigil (Saturday, May 23, 4:00pm)  
  • Brazilian Confirmation (Sunday, May 24, 2:00pm)  
 
Media is welcome to cover these events.  We request that media position themselves on the media staging provided and not obstruct the view of guests.  We also ask that you not approach the altar during the celebrations.
 
The Cardinal is not conducting interviews at these celebrations.  As his homilies become available we will post them online at www.bostoncatholic.org
 
ORDINATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD  
Saturday, May 23, 2015
9:00am
Cardinal to ordain five men to the priesthood.  
 
On Saturday, May 23, 2015, the CatholicTV Network will air the Ordination Mass for the Archdiocese of Boston at the Cathedral of Holy Cross.  The CatholicTV Network will provide Live coverage and commentary for the Ordination at 9:00AM ET, rebroadcasting at 8PM the same day.  CatholicTV can be viewed locally on Comcast-268, Verizon FiOS-296, RCN-85 and also in HD at CatholicTVLIVE.com 
 
To learn more about the programming schedule on CatholicTV visit the website www.CatholicTV.com
 
Cardinal Sean will ordain the following men to the priesthood on May 23, 2015: Mr. Anthony Cusack, Mr. Christopher Lowe, Mr. Andrea Filippucci, Mr. Sinisa Ubiparpovic and Mr. Peter Stamm.
 
Father Robert Reed, President of The CatholicTV Network will provide commentary during the Mass of Ordination.
 
Those to be ordained prepared for the priesthood at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton (MA); Pope Saint John XXIII National Seminary in Weston (MA); and Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary in Boston (MA).
 
A special Vocation and Ordination issue of the Boston Pilot will feature the backgrounds and experiences of each of the men to be ordained. The supplement will also offer congratulations to those priests celebrating silver and gold anniversaries this year.
 
The Pilot is available online at: www.thebostonpilot.com 
 
PENTECOST VIGIL  
Saturday, May 23, 2015
4:00pm
 
Cardinal Seán will again celebrate Pentecost Vigil Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston on Saturday, May 23rd.  The Mass will take place at 4pm in the Church, and there will be a reception following in the lower church. 
 
From his June 12, 2011 Pastoral Letter on Pentecost the Cardinal writes, "Christ’s Church were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to boldly proclaim the Gospel, which means Good News."
 
The Liturgy of the Vigil is beautifully moving.  We will hear the readings and prayers of the Mass in many languages, and the music that is sung reflects the different cultures represented in our Archdiocese.  It is an experience of grace and renewal as we pray for the Gift of the Holy Spirit. 
 
BRAZILIAN CONFIRMATIONS  
Sunday, May 24, 2015
2:00pm
 
More than 100 people will be confirmed during this beautiful and festive celebration.