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Mass in Thanksgiving for Pope Benedict XVI scheduled for February 28th at Noon at Cathedral Guadalupe
Publish date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Catholic Diocese of Dallas will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving for Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday, February 28 at 12 noon at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe in downtown Dallas. The Mass coincides with the final day of Pope Benedict’s papacy.
All are welcome at the noon Mass to offer prayers for the Holy Father as he retires to a life of prayer. Bishop Kevin J. Farrell encourages area Catholics to attend, “This Mass of Thanksgiving will be offered in appreciation of all that Pope Benedict has done for the Church. He lived a life of faithful service long before he was elected to the Chair of Peter and has shown his great humility and love of the Church by acknowledging that due to his age and health, he no longer believes he can serve as our supreme pontiff.”
Auxiliary Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel will preside at the Mass with several other priests as concelebrants. Cathdal.org will be live streaming Bishop Deshotel's homily. To watch, go to: