Opening Mass

By longstanding custom, the Congress opens with a solemn Mass in Latin (novus ordo). This Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, July 17, at 6:00 pm at St. Francis Xavier (College) Church, on the campus of Saint Louis University. His Eminence, Péter Cardinal Erdő, archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, primate of Hungary, and cardinal priest of the title of Santa Balbina, will preside, and his Excellency, Thomas John Paprocki, bishop of Springfield in Illinois, will concelebrate.

All are welcome!