Archbishop Broglio to Celebrate Memorial Mass on May 21 at National Shrine Service to honor U.S. military members, living and dead

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio delivers homily at Memorial Mass on Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 2016, in Washington, D.C

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) has announced the time and date for its 23rd annual Memorial Mass. The Mass will be celebrated at 4:30 p.m. (EDST) on Sunday, May 21, 2017, in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Avenue, Northeast in Washington, D.C. At the conclusion of the Liturgy, the archdiocesan phase of the Cause for the Canonization of the Servant of God Father Vincent R. Capodanno will be closed.

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, will be the principal celebrant and homilist, with dozens of priests and U.S. Military chaplains concelebrating and deacons assisting. The opening procession will follow a 15-minute musical prelude beginning at 4:15 p.m.

The Memorial Mass is open to the public.