Cardinal Wuerl to Celebrate Mass for the Philippines on November 25

November 22, 2013

HYATTSVILLE, Md. – Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, will be the principal celebrant for a Mass to pray for the people affected by Typhoon Haiyan and the catastrophic damage left in its wake.

The homilist for the Mass will be Father Gary Villanueva, pastor of St. Columba parish in Oxon Hill, Md. Over 60 percent of the members of St. Columba’s are Filipino. The Honorable Jose Cuisia, Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the United States, will be in attendance, and the music for the Mass will be provided by a Filipino choir.

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013
7 p.m.
Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
1725 Rhode Island Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

The Archdiocese of Washington is home to over 620,000 Catholics, 139 parishes and 96 Catholic schools, located in Washington, DC, and five Maryland counties: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s.

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