The Pontifical North American College

Schedule of Events

The schedule below lists events which are open to all family and friends who will be present in Rome for the diaconate ordinations.

As the ordination approaches and details are finalized, precise times and locations for the following events are subject to change. Please check back accordingly.

Date Event and location
Sep. 29, 2019 Opening Mass and light reception (NAC, 5:30 p.m.)
Oct. 2, 2019 Audience with Pope Francis (St. Peter’s Square, 8:30 a.m.) *
Prayer Vigil for Family and Friends (The Church of the Gesù, 5:00 p.m.)
Oct. 3, 2019 Ordination to the Diaconate (St. Peter’s Basilica, Sant’Uffizio Gate opens at 8:00 a.m. for the 9:30 a.m. Mass) *
Post-Ordination Reception (NAC, following the ordination)
Oct. 4, 2019 Masses of Thanksgiving (various locations and times)
Oct. 5, 2019 Closing Mass (NAC, 5:30 p.m.)
* Please note that attendance at the papal audience and at the ordination is ticketed. Tickets are free, but must be obtained through the College. If you are a confirmed guest of one the ordinandi, he will have already requested the tickets for you.



[This page was last modified on January 26, 2019.]

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