Memorial Mass Draws 2,250 Faithful to the National Shrine

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Approximately 2,250 Catholics gathered in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Pentecost Sunday for a 4:30 p.m. (EDST) Mass to honor the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces, particularly those who paid the ultimate price for American liberty.The 24th Annual Memorial Mass of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), which was attended by service members from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, opened with a posting of the colors and the singing of the National Anthem. Continue reading

One-Hundred-Year-Old World War II Veteran Among Those to be Remembered at May 20 Memorial Mass

WASHINGTON, DC – Wednesday marked the 100th birthday of Mr. Fouad Simon John of Uniontown, PA, a Maronite Catholic who served as a U.S. Army medic in World War II from 1941 to 1945, and he is still around to celebrate with his family. It is precisely for Mr. John and all others who have served our nation in uniform, living and deceased, that the 24th annual Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Pentecost Sunday, May 20, in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Avenue Northeast in Washington, D.C. The Memorial Mass begins at 4:30 p.m. (EDST) and is open to the public. Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio to Celebrate Memorial Mass on Sunday, May 20, at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, will celebrate the 24th annual Memorial Mass at 4:30 p.m. (EDST) on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Avenue, Northeast, in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio to Celebrate Memorial Mass on May 20 at National Shrine

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS) has announced the time and date for its 24th annual Memorial Mass. The Mass will be celebrated at 4:30 p.m. (EDST) on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Avenue, Northeast in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

EWTN and CatholicTV to Broadcast Memorial Mass on Memorial Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, a solemn Mass in honor of United States servicemen and women, living and dead, will be televised across North America on both EWTN and CatholicTV. The Memorial Mass will air on EWTN at 11:30 a.m. (EDST) and again twelve-and-a-half hours later at midnight (EDST). CatholicTV will carry the Memorial Mass at 12:00 noon (EDST) and again at 8:00 p.m. (EDST). Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio to Celebrate Memorial Mass THIS COMING SUNDAY at National Shrine

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), will hold its 23rd annual Memorial Mass 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. Continue reading