Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Off to the US of A




Today the Holy Father sets out on his "Apostolic Voyage" to the United States America































Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Fiumicino (Rome)

12.00 Departure by plane from the Airport of Rome/Fiumicino for Washington/Andrews Air Force Base



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Andrews Air Force Base (Washington)

16.00 Arrival at the Airport of the Andrews Air Force Base
Private welcoming by the President of the United States of America and the First Lady at the Airport of the Andrews Air Force Base
16.15 Transfer by car from the Airport of the Andrews Air Force Base to the Apostolic Nunciature of Washington

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Washington, D.C.

Private Mass at the Chapel of the Apostolic Nunciature of Washington
10.10 Transfer by car from the Apostolic Nunciature to the White House in Washington
10.30 Welcoming ceremony on the South lawn of the White House in Washington Address of the Holy Father
Courtesy visit to the President of the United States of America in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington
12.00 Transfer by Popemobile from the White House to the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington
13.00 Luncheon with the Cardinals of the United States of America, with the Praesidium of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and with the Papal Entourage at the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington
16.45 Greetings by various Catholic charitable foundations at the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington
17.00 Transfer by car from the Apostolic Nunciature to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.
Transfer from car to Popemobile
17.45 Celebration of Vespers and meeting with the Bishops of the United States of America at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington Address of the Holy Father
19.30 Transfer by car from the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington

Thursday, 17 April 2008

9.00 Transfer by car from the Apostolic Nunciature to the Washington Nationals Stadium
10.00 Holy Mass at the Washington Nationals Stadium Homily of the Holy Father
12.15 Transfer by car from the Washington Nationals Stadium to the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington
16.40 Transfer by car from the Apostolic Nunciature to the Catholic University of America in Washington
17.00 Meeting with the communities of Catholic universities at the Conference Hall of the Catholic University of America in Washington Address of the Holy Father
18.15 Transfer by Popemobile from the Catholic University of America to the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center of Washington
18.30 Meeting with representatives of other religions at the “Rotunda” Hall of the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center of Washington Address of the Holy Father
19.30 Transfer by car from the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center to the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington

Friday, 18 April 2008

Private Mass at the Chapel of the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington
7.50 Farewell from the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington
8.00 Transfer by car from the Apostolic Nunciature to the airport of the Andrews Air Force Base in Washington
8.45 Departure by plane for New York

New York


9.45 Arrival at John Fitzgerald Kennedy International Airport of New York
10.00 Transfer by helicopter to Manhattan (New York)
10.30 Arrival at the heliport of Wall Street in Manhattan (New York). Transfer by car from the heliport of Wall Street to the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York
10.45 Visit to the United Nations Organization Headquarters in New York Address of the Holy Father to the General Assembly of the United Nations and Greetings to the staff and the personnel of the United Nations
13.45 Transfer by car from the United Nations Headquarters to the Residence of the Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York
17.45 Transfer by car from the Papal Residence to the Church of St. Joseph in New York
18.00 Ecumenical Encounter at the Church of St. Joseph in New York Address of the Holy Father
19.15 Transfer by car from the Church of St. Joseph to the Papal Residence in New York
19.30 Dinner with the Cardinals of the United States of America, with the Praesidium of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and with the Papal Entourage at the Papal Residence in New York

Saturday, 19 April 2008

8.45 Transfer by car from the Papal Residence to St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York
9.15 Holy Mass with priests, men and women religious in St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York Homily of the Holy Father
11.30 Transfer on foot from St. Patrick's Cathedral to the Residence of the Archbishop of New York
12.00 Luncheon with the Bishops of the Archdiocese of New York and the Papal Entourage
13.15 Transfer by Popemobile from the Residence of the Archbishop to the Papal Residence in New York
16.00 Transfer by car from the Papal Residence to St. Joseph's Seminary in New York
16.30 Meeting with youth and seminarians at St. Joseph's Seminary in New York Address of the Holy Father
18.30 Transfer by car from St. Joseph's Seminary to the Papal Residence in New York

Sunday, 20 April 2008

9.10 Transfer by car from the Papal Residence to Ground Zero in New York
9.30 Visit to Ground Zero in New York Prayer of the Holy Father
10.00 Transfer by car from Ground Zero to the Papal Residence in New York
13.50 Transfer by car from the Papal Residence to Yankee Stadium in New York
14.30 Holy Mass at New York's Yankee Stadium Homily of the Holy Father
16.45 Transfer by car from Yankee Stadium to the Papal Residence in New York
19.00 Transfer by car from the Papal Residence to the heliport of Wall Street in New York
19.20 Arrival at the heliport of Wall Street in New York
19.30 Transfer by helicopter from the heliport of Wall Street to John Fitzgerald Kennedy International Airport of New York
20.00 Arrival at John Fitzgerald Kennedy International Airport in New York.
Farewell ceremony at John Fitzgerald Kennedy International Airport of New York Address of the Holy Father
20.30 Departure by plane from John Fitzgerald Kennedy International Airport of New York for Rome



Monday, 21 April 2008

ITALY

Rome/Ciampino

10.45 Arrival at Rome/Ciampino Airport

4 comments:

ffn said...

God bless our Pope!

Volpius Leonius said...

H.H.'s arrival in the US is been shown live in the UK on EWTN starting at 8.30pm GMT.

gemoftheocean said...

So, in other words, by and large, other than the papal Masses, he sees the same people in NY and Washington that would normally come to see him at the Vatican....

I wish on these papal visits they'd have the guts to throw a dart at map of the country in question and pick that spot as one of the destinations. I'm not saying DON'T go to NYC & Washington...but once again....same old, same old. At least he's NOT going to speak at the UN, which would be a total waste of time.

gemoftheocean said...

Oh, wait. :-D Once again a stupid visit to the UN is on the agenda- a COMPLETE waste of time.
The UN isn't worth a bucket of spit. Does the Vatican not learn from the oil for food scandal? Even Jesus wasn't recorded to have visited a whorehouse.

He'd make more of an impact by going up to Harlem to play stickball with some kids on the corner.

Who advises HH I wonder? I wish someone would learn to think outside the freakin' box.