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Cathedral Mass to commemorate canonizations for Popes John XXIII and John Paul II on Sunday, April 27th

Publish date: Friday, April 25, 2014


On Sunday, April 27, 2014, Pope Francis will declare two former Popes, Blessed John XXIII (1958-1963) and John Paul II (1978-2005), the Catholic Church’s newest saints at a Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

Bishop Kevin J. Farrell, as well as a pilgrimage group of approximately 100 Catholics, will be among the estimated 4 million pilgrims expected to witness the canonization ceremony at the Vatican.

Special Masses

Sunday, April 27 - 12:00 PM, Cathedral Guadalupe

For those unable to travel to Rome are invited to attend a special Mass at Cathedral Guadalupe this Sunday. Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel, Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, will be celebrating a special Mass at Cathedral Guadalupe this Sunday, April 27. The Noon Mass (celebrated in English) will commemorate the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.

Monday, April 28 - 10:00 AM, John Paul II High School

To celebrate the Canonization of Blessed Pope John Paul II with the John Paul II High School community, a special Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the large competition gym.


Canonization Resources

EWTN Coverage of the Canonization

Official Canonization Booklet (PDF)

Canonization: 4 Steps to Becoming a Saint - Free printable canonization resource from Sadlier Religion

Making Saints (PDF) - USCCB

USCCB Resources