WASHINGTON, DC – On Memorial Day, May 28, 2018, a solemn Mass in honor of United States servicemen and women, living and dead, will be televised across North America on EWTN. The Memorial Mass will air on EWTN at 11:30 a.m. (EDST).
The hour-and-a-half Memorial Mass, the broadcast of which is sponsored by the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), takes place in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception before a congregation including veterans and active-duty members of all branches of the U.S. Military.
His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, is the principal celebrant and homilist with more than two dozen priests concelebrating, including: the Most Rev. Brendan J. Cahill, Bishop of Victoria, Texas; AMS Auxiliary Bishop Richard B. Higgins, Episcopal Vicar for Veterans Affairs; Msgr. John J.M. Foster, J.C.D., AMS Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia; Father Christopher Armstrong, J.C.D., AMS Judicial Vicar; Father Robert Cannon, M.A., J.C.L., AMS Chancellor; Father Aidan Logan, O.C.S.O., AMS Vocations Director; and Msgr. Walter R. Rossi, Rector of the Basilica.
The Memorial Mass was celebrated at 4:30 p.m. (EDST) on Pentecost Sunday, May 20. With television cameras panning the Great Upper Church, the Mass celebrated the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles. A Knights of Columbus (K of C) contingent led the opening procession as the Choir of the Basilica intoned the processional hymn. A U.S. Military color guard presented the colors to the singing of the National Anthem by the congregation.
To watch the Memorial Mass and hear Archbishop Broglio’s homily, tune in to EWTN Monday, May 28, at 11:30 a.m. (EDST).