Archdiocese to Host Mass at Cathedral Sept. 4 to Mark Canonization of Mother Teresa

Sep 1, 2016

To celebrate the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron will lead a Mass at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome to attend the Mass. The service in Detroit will follow a Mass led by Pope Francis at the Basilica of St. Peter at the Vatican at 4 a.m. Eastern on Sept. 4.

The Vatican Mass may be seen on the Catholic Television Network of Detroit (CTND) live, and in re-broadcasts at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. CTND is an affiliate of Boston-based CatholicTV and is available on Comcast (channel 398), Bright House (channel 16) and Wyandotte Cable (channel 73).

Blessed Mother Teresa — who upon her canonization will be known as St. Teresa of Calcutta — was well known for her ministry to the sick and dying in some of the poorest areas of the world, and the founding of the Missionaries of Charity religious order to carry on such service. She was born in Albania in what is now a part of Macedonia and began her ministry in 1929. She passed away in 1997. She was beatified, or declared “Blessed,” by Pope John Paul II in 2000. In March 2016, Pope Francis announced that she would be made a saint on the 19th anniversary of her death. Pope Francis noted that it was fitting she be beatified in the Church’s Jubilee Year of Mercy, which lasts through November 2016.


Sunday liturgy and coverage in recognition of the canonization of St. Teresa of Calcutta


Sunday, Sept. 4 at 11:00 AM

Broadcasting details: Live at 4 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4; Re-broadcast Sept. 4 at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.


Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament
9844 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226

Broadcasting details: Catholic Television Network of Detroit, an affiliate of CatholicTV (Comcast channel 398; Bright House channel 16; Wyandotte Cable channel 73)


Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, (313) 865-6300


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