The Holy Father lands on U.S. soil Sept. 22! Take a look at the itinerary for his September 2015 Apostolic Journey.
(Times are Pacific Daylight Time as a courtesy for Arizona readers)
Tuesday, Sept. 22 in Washington, DC
- 1 p.m. — Arrival from Cuba at Joint Base Andrews
Wednesday, Sept. 23 in Washington, DC
- 6:15 a.m. — Welcome ceremony and meeting with President Obama at the White House
- About 8 a.m. — Papal Parade along the Ellipse and the National Mall
- 8:30 a.m. — Midday Prayer with the bishops of the United States at St. Matthew Cathedral
- 1:15 p.m. — Mass of Canonization of Junipero Serra at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Related article.
Thursday, Sept. 24 in Washington, DC and New York City
- 6:20 a.m. — Address to Joint Meeting of the United States Congress
- 8:15 a.m. — Visit to St. Patrick in the City and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
- 1 p.m. — Depart from Joint Base Andrews
- 2 p.m. — Arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport
- 3:45 p.m. — Evening Prayer (Vespers) at St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Friday, Sept. 25 in New York City
- 5:30 a.m. — Visit to the United Nations and Address to the United Nations General Assembly. Related article.
- 8:30 a.m. — Multi-religious service at 9/11 Memorial and Museum at World Trade Center
- 1 p.m. — Visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem. Related article.
- circa 2 p.m. — Procession through Central Park
- 3 p.m. — Mass at Madison Square Garden
Saturday, Sept. 26 in New York City and Philadelphia
- 5:40 a.m. — Departure from John F. Kennedy International Airport
- 6:30 a.m. — Arrival at Atlantic Aviation in Philadelphia
- 7:30 a.m. — Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia
- 1:45 p.m. — Visit to Independence Mall
- 4:30 p.m. — Visit to the Festival of Families on Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Sunday, Sept. 27 in Philadelphia
- 6:15 a.m. — Meeting with bishops at St. Martin’s Chapel at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
- 8 a.m. — Visit to Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility
- 1 p.m. — Mass for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families on Benjamin Franklin Parkway
- 4 p.m. — Visit with organizers, volunteers and benefactors of the World Meeting of Families at Atlantic Aviation
- 5 p.m. — Departure for Rome
Some have bonus links to more info and/or live streams for our millions of virtual pilgrims who will be using social media to follow Pope Francis’ journey in the U.S. The U.S. bishops promise live stream coverage and video on demand too.