Archbishop Invites the Faithful to Christmas Midnight Mass at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec 19, 2013

Archbishop Allen Vigneron is extending his annual invitation to the faithful to celebrate Christmas Midnight Mass at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament. The annual Christmas Midnight Mass will be preceded at 11:30 p.m. by a prelude, “Festival of Carols” by the Cathedral Chorale and Orchestra. The liturgy will begin at midnight on December 25.

At the conclusion of the Mass, Archbishop Vigneron will impart the Apostolic Blessing, a special blessing that is, in part, a sign of the archbishop’s union with the Holy Father. Reception of the blessing provides the possibility of obtaining a plenary indulgence for those who have met the required conditions of having complete detachment from sin, having received sacramental confession, having received Holy Communion, and having prayed for the intention of the Holy Father.

WHAT:

Christmas Midnight Mass

WHEN:

12 a.m. on Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec.25; the Cathedral Chorale and Orchestra will begin with a prelude one half-hour prior to the liturgy.

WHERE:

Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844 Woodward Ave., in Detroit, one mile north of West Grand Boulevard and one mile south of the Davison Freeway. Secured, lighted parking is available.

CONTACT:

Joe Kohn | Public Relations | 313-237-5943

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