Archbishop Broglio to Celebrate Memorial Mass on Sunday, May 20, at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception 4:30 p.m. liturgy to honor U.S. Military members, living and dead; attendance registration deadline is close of business on Monday, May 14

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio distributes communion at the 23rd annual Memorial Mass in May of 2017 at the 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.

The Memorial Mass is celebrated each year in May to honor the men and women who are serving or have served in the United States Military, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Joining Archbishop Broglio at the altar will be dozens of Catholic U.S. Military chaplains and priests, as well as, deacons who serve the 
Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS). Archbishop Broglio will be the principal celebrant and homilist. 

Confessions will be heard from 3:00 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. followed by a praying of the Holy Rosary at 3:45 p.m. and a musical prelude at 4:15 p.m., all leading up to the 4:30 p.m. opening procession.

Anyone planning to attend is asked to register no later than close of business on Monday, May 14. Laity may register here. Clergy may register here.

If you have intentions to be remembered at the altar, please submit them by noon on May 18 to  For assigned seating at the Mass, please register at

The Memorial Mass is open to the public. Media coverage is welcomed. The Mass will be video recorded and broadcast on EWTN at 11:30 a.m. (EDST) on Memorial Day, May 28.

A reception will follow the Mass at the Edward J. Pryzbyla Center on the campus of The Catholic University of America.