Archbishop Broglio to Celebrate 28th Annual Memorial Mass on May 22 at National Shrine Liturgical service to honor U.S. military members, living and dead

A U.S. Air Force Honor Guard faces the congregation during the singing of the National Anthem at the 25th Annual Memorial Mass on May 19, 2019, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.

WASHINGTON, DC – The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), has announced the date and time for its 28th annual Memorial Mass. The Mass will be celebrated at 4:30 p.m. (EDST) on Sunday, May 22, 2022, in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Avenue, Northeast in Washington, D.C.

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 sacrament of reconciliation will be offered from 3:00 p.m. until 3:35 p.m. followed by a praying of the rosary. The opening procession will commence after a 15-minute musical prelude by the Choir of the Basilica beginning at 4:15 p.m.

The Memorial Mass is open to the public. Uniform of the day is business attire for civilians or military equivalent. The Basilica is air conditioned and disabled-accessible. The media are welcome to cover the Mass.

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