Event Date(s): 10/10/2011
Venue / Location Information:
Name: St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Address: Fifth Ave. at 51st St.
Event Time / Additional Information: 9:30 a.m.
Web site: www.columbuscitizensfd.org
Archbishop Dolan will celebrate the annual Columbus Day Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral .
The Mass will mark the beginning of the 67th annual Columbus Celebration presented by the Columbus Citizens Foundation.
Cardinal Egan will be in attendance. The homilist will be Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., and pastor of Little Flower parish in Bethesda, Md. He is the author of the “Pillars of Faith” series of commentaries on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. His topic will be “The New Evangelization.”
The cathedral will open at 8:30 a.m. for Mass ticket holders, and at 9:15 a.m. for general admission.
The Columbus Day Parade will step up Fifth Avenue from 47th to 72nd streets beginning at 11:30 a.m. This year’s grand marshal is Joseph J. Plumeri, chairman and CEO of Willis Group Holdings, a global insurance broker. He is a philanthropist.
The 2011 Columbus Day celebration marks the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.