16th Annual Hispanic Heritage Mass October 1

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will be the principal celebrant and homilist with Most Reverend Edward M. Deliman, Retired Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia and Vicar for Hispanic Ministry, as concelebrant.

The gathering will begin with a retreat at 8:00 a.m. at Saint Peter the Apostle Parish Hall, 1039 North Lawrence Street. There will be a procession to the church at 10:30 AM and Mass will begin at 11:00 AM. The day will conclude with lunch at 1:00 p.m. The retreat will be led by Father Gus Puleo, a member of the Archdiocesan Hispanic Ministry Apostolate and Professor at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Representatives from 37 parishes and 2 worship sites in the Archdiocesan Hispanic Apostolate will represent their countries of origin by wearing traditional garments during the opening procession of the Mass. The Hispanic Chorale of Philadelphia, under the direction of Ms. Damaris Thillet, will provide musical selections in Caribbean and other Hispanic rhythms. The group is composed of musicians and singers from throughout the Archdiocese.

All are invited to attend. Participants are encouraged to dress in the traditional attire of their countries of origin.  Lunch will be included.

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