Assumption Feast Day Mass and Eucharistic Procession

15aug7:00 am4:45 pmAssumption Feast Day Mass and Eucharistic Procession

Event Details

August 15 | 11  am Assumption Feast Day Mass and Eucharistic Procession

Join us for the Feast Day Mass of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Mother of Mercy Hall (indoor/outdoor prayer venue) on-site at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Champion. While additional outdoor seating will be available, please bring your lawn chairs for any additional seating needs.  The main Feast Day Mass will be held at 11 AM CDT with a Eucharistic Rosary Procession to follow at 12:15 pm. After the Procession, picnic lunch items will be offered to celebrate the day with family and friends in the peaceful environment offered by the Shrine.

Main Celebrant: Cardinal James Michael Harvey, Archpriest of the Papal Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Walls


Cardinal James Michael Harvey, Archpriest of the Papal Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, was born in Milwaukee (USA), in the State of Wisconsin, on October 20, 1949. He obtained a Licentiate in Sacred Theology and graduated in Canon Law at the Pontifical Gregorian University. He was ordained a priest by Pope Paul VI in Rome on June 29 of the Holy Year 1975. He entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See on March 25, 1980. He served for the first two years in the papal representation of the Dominican Republic. With the status of nunciature councilor on 10 July 1982 he began his service among the diplomatic personnel in the Secretariat of State. Prelate of honor to His Holiness from 9 November 1994, he was appointed Councilor of the Secretariat of State for General Affairs on 22 July 1997.

On 7 February 1998 Pope John Paul II entrusted him with the post of Prefect of the Papal Household. The same Pontiff ordained him bishop, assigning him the titular Church of Memfi, on 19 March 1998 in the Vatican Basilica and then, on 29 September 2003, promoted him to archiepiscopal dignity. On November 23, 2012, he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as Archpriest of the Papal Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. He was created and proclaimed Cardinal by Benedict XVI in the Consistory of 24 November 2012, of the Diaconia of San Pio V in Villa Carpegna. He is a member of the Congregations for the Evangelization of Peoples and the Causes of Saints, as well as of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See.



Schedule of Events

9:00 a.m. Café & Gift Shop Opens
9:00 a.m. Sacrament of Confession Begins in Apparition Chapel
10:30 a.m. Café & Gift Shop Closes for Mass – will reopen after procession
11:00 a.m. Large Indoor/Outdoor Mass in Mother of Mercy Hall with Cardinal James Michael Harvey and Bishop David Ricken
12:30 p.m. Eucharistic Rosary Procession
1:15 Picnic Lunch Begins
1:00 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Begins in Chapel
2:00 p.m. Enrollment in the Confraternities of the Rosary and Brown Scapular in Mother of Mercy Hall
3:00 p.m. Confession Time and Picnic Lunch Ends
3:00 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet & Benediction in Chapel
3:15 p.m. Blessing of Religious Articles in Chapel after Chaplet
3:20 p.m. Coast to Coast Rosary in Chapel – the beginning of the 54-day rosary novena for our nation (ending on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary)
4:00 p.m. Gift Shop & Cafe Closes


The National Shrine of Our Lady of Champion - Marian Apparition Site in the United States of America

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