St. Bernard Parish
547 Elm Street
Rockport, IN 47635

2015 Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis to the U.S.A.


Here is the schedule for Pope Francis’ September 2015 Apostolic Journey to the United States of America as released by the Vatican on June 30, 2015.  All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.

Tuesday, Sept. 22 – Washington, D.C.

  • 4 p.m.: Arrive from Cuba at Joint Base Andrews

Wednesday, Sept. 23 – Washington, D.C.

  • 9:15  a.m.: Welcome ceremony and meeting with President Obama at the White House
  • 11:30 a.m.: Midday Prayer with the bishops of the United States, St. Matthew’s Cathedral
  • 4:15  p.m.: Mass of Canonization of Junipero Serra, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Thursday, Sept. 24 – Washington, D.C., New York, N.Y.

  • 9:20  a.m.: Address to Joint Session of the United States Congress
  • 11:15 a.m.: Visit to St. Patrick in the City and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
  • 4 p.m.: Depart from Joint Base Andrews
  • 5 p.m.: Arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • 6:45 p.m.: Evening Prayer (Vespers) at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Friday, Sept. 25 – New York, N.Y.

  • 8:30  a.m.: Visit to the United Nations and Address to the United Nations General Assembly
  • 11:30 a.m.: Multi-religious service at 9/11 Memorial and Museum, World Trade Center
  • 4 p.m.: Visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School, East Harlem
  • 6 p.m.: Mass at Madison Square Garden

Saturday, Sept. 26 – New York, N.Y., Philadelphia, Pa.

  • 8:40  a.m.: Depart from John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • 9:30  a.m.: Arrive at Atlantic Aviation, Philadelphia
  • 10:30 a.m.: Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia
  • 4:45  p.m.: Visit to Independence Mall
  • 7:30  p.m.: Visit to the Festival of Families, Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Sunday, Sept. 27 – Philadelphia, Pa.

  • 9:15 a.m.: Meeting with bishops at St. Martin’s Chapel, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
  • 11 a.m.: Visit to Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility
  • 4 p.m.: Mass for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families, Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • 7 p.m.: Visit with organizers, volunteers and benefactors of the World Meeting of Families, Atlantic Aviation
  • 8: p.m.: Depart for Rome


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