VATICAN CITY, FEB 24, 2004 (VIS) - Today the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff published the calendar of celebrations that are scheduled to be presided over by the Holy Father in February, March and April:
- Wednesday, 25. In the Vatican Basilica at 10:30 a.m., Celebration of the Word, blessing and distribution of ashes.
- Saturday, 28. Mass at 6 p.m. in Paul VI Hall with the following Roman parishes: St. Anselm, St. Mary, Star of Evangelization, St. Charles Borromeo, St. John the Baptist de la Salle.
- Sunday, 29: First Sunday in Lent. Beginning of spiritual exercises for the Roman Curia in the Redemptoris Mater Chapel in the Apostolic Palace at 6 p.m.
- Saturday, 6. Conclusion of spiritual exercises in the Redemptoris Mater Chapel at 9 a.m. At 6 p.m. in the Paul VI Hall, Mass with the following Roman parishes: St. Bridget, St. Hilary, St. Maximus.
- Saturday, 13. At 6:30 p.m. in the Paul VI Hall, Rosary with university students.
- Saturday, 20. In the Paul VI Hall at 6 p.m., Mass with the following Roman parishes: St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Patrick, St. Mary Mediatrix and St. Margaret Mary Alacoque.
- Sunday, 21: Fourth Sunday in Lent. At 9:30 a.m. in the Vatican Basilica, Beatification of Servants of God Luigi Talamoni, Matilde del Sagrado Corazon Tellez Robles, Piedad de la Cruz Ortiz Real, Maria Candida dell'Eucaristia.
- Saturday, 27. At 6 p.m. in the Paul VI Hall, Mass with the following Roman parishes: St. John of the Cross, St. Felicity and Sts. Chrysanthus and Daria.
- Sunday, 4: Palm Sunday, 19th World Youth Day in St. Peter's Square at 10 a.m. Blessing of palms, procession and Mass.
- Thursday, 8: Holy Thursday. Chrism Mass in the Vatican Basilica at 9:30 a.m. At 5:30 p.m., also in the Vatican Basilica, the beginning of the Easter Tridium with the Mass of the Last Supper.
- Friday, 9: Good Friday. In the Vatican Basilica at 5 p.m., Celebration of the Lord's Passion. At 9:15 p.m. in the Colosseum, Way of the Cross.
- Saturday, 10: Holy Saturday. In the Vatican Basilica at 7 p.m., Easter Vigil.
- Sunday, 11: Easter Sunday. In St. Peter's Square at 10:30 a.m., Mass and "Urbi et Orbi" blessing.
- Sunday, 25: Third Sunday of Easter. In St. Peter's Square at 10 a.m., Beatification of Servants of God Augusto Czartoryski, Laura Montoya, Maria Guadalupe Garcia Zavala, Julia Nemesia Valle, Eusebia Palomino Yenes and Alexandrina Maria da Costa.
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