Combined 26th Annual Memorial Mass and Father Vincent Capodanno Mass Relocated, Scaled Down Due to COVID-19 Restrictions Sept. 6 combined Mass moved from Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to main chapel of Edwin Cardinal O’Brien Pastoral Center; attendance limited

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Due to restrictions set by the Honorable Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington, D.C., constraints have been placed on celebrating, in the usual manner, the combined 26th Annual Memorial Mass and Father Vincent Capodanno Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

The Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, will now celebrate Mass for these intentions at the main chapel of the Edwin Cardinal O’Brien Pastoral Center on September 6, 2020, with the staff clergy, co-sponsored seminarians and clerics, and a small representative group of the AMS Christian faithful—all socially distanced.

The faithful are invited to send their intentions to the AMS before 4 September at https://www.milarch.org/intentions/. “Rest assured that these intentions will be remembered during Mass,” Archbishop Broglio said, adding, “It is earnestly hoped that the Masses will be held next year as scheduled.”

As of now, the 2021 schedule for each Mass is as follows:

Twenty-Seventh Annual Pilgrimage and Memorial Mass
Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Great Upper Church

Mass for the Servant of God
Vincent Robert Capodanno
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Crypt Church.