Bishop to celebrate Mass marking pope’s installation March 19
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SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Bishop Timothy A. McDonnell will celebrate a special liturgy marking the installation of Pope Francis on Tuesday, March 19 at St. Michael's Cathedral, 254 State St. The Mass is scheduled for 12:10 p.m.
The date coincides with the Papal Installation Mass, which will take place earlier in the day at St. Peter's Basilica at Vatican City in Rome. It also coincides with the Feast of St. Joseph, Universal Patron of the Catholic Church.
Students and staff from St. Michael's Academy also will participate in the liturgy.
For more coverage of the papal election, including local reaction to the selection of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the Holy Father, tune in to "Real to Reel" March 16 at 7.p.m. "Real to Reel" is the diocesan television newsmagazine that airs each Saturday evening at 7 on WWLP-22NEWS.